Brief Outline: A Video posted on Social Media platforms by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) official Twitter account on August 31, 2018, titled Rahul Gandhi and China: Addiction, obsession or something else?
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Rahul Gandhi and China : Addiction, obsession or something else? pic.twitter.com/tXDe2i8Ch2— BJP (@BJP4India) August 31, 2018
Facts Check Analysis: A Video posted on Social Media platforms by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) official Twitter account on August 31, 2018, titled Rahul Gandhi and China: Addiction, obsession or something else?
The video makes fun of Rahul Gandhi and goes on telling “Rahul Gandhi along with Robert Vadra and Priyanka Vadra met the Chinese envoy, they called it a meeting during a Chinese food festival. And now, six months after that, Rahul Gandhi has met a delegation of the Communist party of China. Again, pictures on your screens, BJP has questioned Rahul’s meeting with the Chinese delegation. They are asking did Rahul Gandhi keep the Ministry of External Affairs in the loop? Anand Sharma can also be seen in the pictues over there…”
The first image used in the video showing Rahul Gandhi, Robert Vadra and Priyanka Vadra posing for a photograph with the Chinese ambassador to India. Earlier as well this image was used during in2017, in the conflict between India and China at Dokalm.
So where is this image from? The Image is from Chinese Embassy website, posted on April 21, 2017.
Its written in Chinese as “月20日，应罗照辉大使夫妇的邀请，国大党副主席拉胡尔·甘地及其妹妹普丽扬卡一家作客在泰姬宫酒店举办的“中国钓鱼台美食节”。双方在轻松愉悦的气氛中，品味中国美食文化，并就一些共同感兴趣的话题交换了意见。大使夫人江亦丽参赞、周余云参赞等参加。”
Translated as: On April 20th, at the invitation of Ambassador Luo Zhaohui, the Vice-President of the Congress Party, Rahul Gandhi, and his sister, Plyyanka, were invited to the "Chinese Diaoyutai Food Festival" at the Taj Palace Hotel. The two sides tasted the Chinese food culture in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere and exchanged opinions on topics of common interest. The ambassador’s wife, Jiang Yili, and Zhou Yuyun’s counselor attended the event.
The same event was attended by other Indian famous politician like Union Minister Suresh Prabhu, Sitaram Yechuri from CPIM, KC Tyagi from JDU, Tarun Vijay (BJP) and Udit Raj (BJP).
So the question used by the BJP speaks another language, but the image used in the video is not saying what the words are being said
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