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Congress Leader Sonia and Rahul Gandhi Refused to Take Water From Mallikarjun Kharge Because He is a Dalit? Fact-Check

A shared video features Rahul Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, and Sonia Gandhi, the leaders of the Congress party. Rahul and Sonia Gandhi are shown in it being offered water by Party president Mallikarjun Kharge, but they decline. There are rumours that he is a Dalit, which is why Sonia and Rahul Gandhi declined to take the water from him.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @BJP4India tweeted “Shameful how Sonia and Rahul Gandhi refused water from a Dalit. But Kharge Junior is hurling casteist slurs to demean others.” on March 22, 2024. The tweet has received an about 2.5M views, contributing to the spread of the information.

@BJPLive further tweeted “Shameful how Sonia and Rahul Gandhi refused water from a Dalit. But Kharge Junior is hurling casteist slurs to demean others.” on March 22, 2024.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

It’s a fact that these assertions are unfounded and false.He extended his usual offer of water, as all people do, but they declined, claiming not to need it. Rahul Gandhi can be seen exchanging water and other consumables with Mallikarjun Kharge in a number of photos and videos that are accessible online.

The Youtube Video was uploaded on August 30, 2023.

Check out the Youtube Video:

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

BJP circulates video of Mallikarjun Kharge with casteist claims to influence the upcoming general elections 2024. A video of Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, and Rahul Gandhi has been shared. In it, Party president Mallikarjun Kharge can be seen offering Water to Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi but they are not accepting. It is being said that Sonia & Rahul Gandhi refused to take water from him because he is a Dalit. The truth is that these assertions are unfounded and fraudulent.They declined his offer of water, saying they didn’t need it. There are a number of pictures and videos on the Internet showing Rahul Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge exchanging water and other items.

Conclusion:

Fact : Fact is that these claims are fake and baseless.He offered water in the usual way as everybody does & they refused to take it because they didn’t need it. Several images and videos are available on the Internet in which Rahul Gandhi can be seen exchanging water and other consumables with Mallikarjun Kharge.

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