Rahul Gandhi’s antics are more famous than his political career. The President of Indian National Congress (INC) has often tried to expose his rival Narendra Modi and his party but have failed often. Recently, official Twitter handles of INC and Rahul Gandhi posted a video in an attempt to expose BJP politician Nitin Gadkari. They tweeted a video of a conversation between the Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Nitin Gadkari and Bollywood actor Nana Patekar.
In the video, Gadkari can be seen talking about not being confident about winning the elections and how politicians forget the promises made before the elections.
— Congress (@INCIndia) October 8, 2018
सही फ़रमाया, जनता भी यही सोचती है कि सरकार ने लोगों के सपनों और उनके भरोसे को अपने लोभ का शिकार बनाया है| pic.twitter.com/zhlKTrKHgU
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 9, 2018
However, there is a small catch. The 34-second-video is a cropped out one. The tweets shared were the cropped out versions of a full-length interview of Nana Patekar and Nitin Gadkari in a Marathi talk show. However, the things said and the subtitles displayed in the video are accurate but the context is not.
Nitin Gadkari did mention about being not confident regarding winning the elections and about the fake promises. However, he wasn’t talking about the 2014 General Assembly elections but the 2014 State Assembly elections.
In the show (seen from the whole interview footage), Nana throws a taunt Gadkari’s way to which he replied, ” Politics is a game of compulsions, limitations and contradictions. I never said anything like that.”
Here’s what the minister actually said: “During 2014 elections, Devendra Fadnavis and late Gopinath Munde were leading the election campaign. We were sure we would not win. So they said, make tall promises. We wouldn’t be responsible to deliver because we won’t win anyway. But then, we won. Now, people started pinpointing our promises, along with the dates. What do we do now? We laugh it off and move on.”
Gadkari clarified, “I am an exception. I don’t make promises that I can’t deliver. I promise only those things which I can make possible.
Nitin Gadkari asked the journalists to watch the entire video to understand the context. In return, to take a dig at Rahul Gandhi, Gadkari asked, Do Rahul even understand Marathi?