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Digitally Altered Video Of Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi Miscalculating Math Equation, Circulated With False Claims: Fact-Check 

Rahul Gandhi is seen calculating a simple math equation 50+15=73 incorrectly during a rally in a digitally modified video that has gone viral.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @highcourtallad tweeted “50+15=73 This is Pappu’s mathematics! And on the basis of this Pappu’s mathematics, he will take the country’s economy forward in the future! Tell me, who would like to vote for this Pagalet!!?” on Feb 11, 2024. The tweet has received an about more than 3k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @terakyalenadena made the same claim that Rahul Gandhi speaking at a rally and making a simple maths error—50+15=73 is true. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

He talks about the representation of various reserved categories, including OBC and SC/ST, in the original video. He says accurately that these groups make up about 50%, 15%, 8%  and of the total, or 73%. Rahul Gandhi’s original video has been digitally altered and is not based on reality.

The official account of @INCIndia shared the original video where Rahul Gandhi can be seeing nothing like what has being claimed. Tweet was made on Feb 8, 2024.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:


Political influencers circulate digitally altered videos of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to set their political narrative. A digitally altered video of Rahul Gandhi addressing a rally and miscalculating a simple math equation as he calculates 50+15=73 is being shared. He talks about how the various reserved categories—OBC, SC/ST—are represented in the original video. He is correct when he says that these groups make up roughly 50%, 15%, and 8% and total of 73%. The initial footage of Rahul Gandhi has been digitally modified and is not actual.


Fact : In the original video, he discusses the representation of different reserved categories OBC,SC/ST. He correctly states that these groups constitute approximately 50%, 15%, and 8%, a total of 73%. The original video of Rahul Gandhi has been digitally altered and has nothing to do with reality.

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