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Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra Halted Over Rahul Gandhi’s Italy Visit? No, False Claim Goes Viral

Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

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

Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra discontinued for 10 days, and the Congress leader jets-off to Italy (his grandmother’s home) to celebrate February 14.

Such posts can be seen here, here and here.

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Fact

A keyword search for “Rahul Gandhi,” and “Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra” on Google led us to a report by CNBC TV-18, dated February 15, 2024, stated that the Congress leader Congress “will on Thursday (today) pick up the threads of his ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ with a public meeting in Bihar’s Aurangabad district, about 150 km from the state capital.”

Screengrab from CNBC TV-18 website

Multiple other news outlets reported on the commencement of the march’s Bihar chapter from today. Such reports can be seen here, here and here.

Furthermore, the official X handle of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra shared the march’s schedule for today (february 15), listing a public meeting in Bihar’s Aurangabad at 2 pm.

Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra
Screengrab from X post by @bharatjodo

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Additionally, news agency ANI shared a video of the Congress leader leaving his residence in New Delhi earlier today. Adding, “Rahul Gandhi will leave for Bihar today where he will address a rally in Aurangabad and resume his Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.”

Screengrab from X post by @ANI

Notably, the second leg of ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ in Jharkhand, which was scheduled to commence on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, was called off and Rahul Gandhi was seen with Sonia and Priyanka Gandhi in Jaipur where his mother filed for her nomination for Rajya Sabha.

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Result: False

Sources
X Post By @bharatjodo, Dated February 15, 2024
X Post By @ANI, Dated February 15, 2024
Report By CNBC TV-18, Dated February 15, 2024


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Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

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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