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LK Advani Praised Rahul Gandhi? No, Viral Quote Is Fabricated

Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim

BJP stalwart LK Advani praised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, calling him a hero of Indian politics.

The archived version of the tweet can be seen here. We also received this claim on our Whatsapp tipline (9999499044), requesting us to fact-check it.

Fact

Newschecker first ran a keyword search for “Advani Rahul Gandhi praises”, which did not lead us to any news reports about such a statement.

 We saw that a link was shared with the viral claims, purportedly of a media outlet called Avadh Bhoomi. We looked up the article on the website and did not find any such report, while the corresponding link showed that the article was not there.

A further search led us to this Hindi fact-check report by onlyfact.in, dated May 9, 2024. Onlyfact.in stated that they contacted the media outlet, who denied that Advani gave such a statement and upon asking who the source was, the outlet said they are removing the article.

Also, according to a disclaimer published on the Avadh Bhumi website, “All information on this website – https://avadhbhumi.com/ – is published in good faith and for general information purposes only. avadhbhumi.com makes no guarantees about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information.

Result: False

Sources
Self Analysis
Archived link by archive.today
Fact Check published by hindi.onlyfact.in on May 9, 2024
Analysis of avadhbhumi.com


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Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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