No, Rahul Gandhi has not taken a u-turn on loan waiver

After the Congress’ recent win in elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, a video is going viral on social media in which Congress President Rahul Gandhi can be heard saying that farm loan waiver is not a solution to end their woes.

The video tends to contradict Gandhi’s earlier statement he made while campaigning in the election-going states wherein he promised to waive farm loans within 10 days of forming government.

Among various users are BJP Karnataka general secretary Shobha Karandlaje and West Delhi Lok Sabha MP Parvesh Sahib Singh who have put out the video on their Twitter accounts.

The video has also been posted on Facebook by various pro-BJP pages.

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The video has been mischievously clipped to show as if the Congress Chief is retracting from his earlier statement.

The full statement is as follows:

“Farm loan waiver is a supporting step. It is not a solution. Solution is more complex. Solution will support the farmers in terms of infrastructure and technology. Frankly, solution is not easy. It’s challenging and we will do it.”

And, at no point in the video did Gandhi say that he would not fulfil the promise he made of waiving farm loans.

You can listen to his statement here (from 22:45 to 23:32):

BJP supporters have this tendency to clip videos in a way which portrays the person in that video in a negative light.

However, in this day and age of social media, we as users have to be very careful before making our judgement and should fact-check everything before giving a judgement or forming an opinion on it.

Credit: The Quint

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