A photo of Sonia Gandhi with her family with Chinese officials is viral with different allegations/questions.
Amit Malviya (In-charge of BJP’s national Information & Technology) tweeted this photo claiming to be 12 years old i.e. 2008, with this Gandhi family visiting China, and asked, why did they accepted China’s Hospitality.
He tweeted – “Sonia Gandhi and her entire family’s China visit in 2008 is significant. Back then, she or any of her children weren’t holding any public office, then on what basis did they accept Chinese hospitality? Why is the family’s interest, from Doklam to Ladakh, above national interest?“
By now, his tweet has been retweeted for more than 1600 times.
Sonia Gandhi and her entire family’s China visit in 2008 is significant. Back then, she or any of her children weren’t holding any public office, then on what basis did they accept Chinese hospitality?
Why is the family’s interest, from Doklam to Ladakh, above national interest? pic.twitter.com/kMGOYcnEis
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) June 18, 2020
Arun Pudur tweeted – ”
— Arun Pudur #WFH (@arunpudur) June 16, 2020
Many more used this photo recently which you can see at the end of this article
Three years ago, in July 2017 two TV channels used these photo for debate claiming these as ‘undated’ and ‘unverified’
We debunked this three years ago itself.
From our 3 year old article –
TV News channels, Times Now and Republic posts an ‘unverified’, ‘undated’ photo of Rahul Gandhi standing with Robert Vadera, Priyanka Gandhi with people from Chinese embassy with a doubt on the location and timing of the photo.
Republic and Times now ran programs that when and why this family meet Chinese envoy/officials, is there something wrong ? Times used word “Chakkar” while Republic claimed Vadra talked to ‘China’
“#VadraChinaTalks | Undated photo shows Vadra with Rahul and the Chinese envoy. What’s Vadra’s job with the Chinese envoy?”
— Republic (@republic) July 18, 2017
Times Now tweeted –
“Undated, unverified picture of Gandhi family with Chinese envoy goes viral on social media #RahulChineseChakkar“
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) July 18, 2017
TIMES NOW has accessed an unverified photo of Rahul Gandhi posing with Chinese envoy Luo Zhaoui #RahulChineseChakkar
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) July 18, 2017
The photo was from a Chinese food festival “Diaoyutai Food Festival” held in April 2017 in Taj Hotel, Delhi attended by ministers from other parties as well.
We found this image easily by reverse searching on Google so how can these 2 big channels miss ?
This was cleared by SMHoaxSlayer 1st –
— SM Hoax Slayer (@SMHoaxSlayer) July 19, 2017
This photo was uploaded on Chinese Embassy website in Delhi in April 2017, claiming they were invited to a Chinese food festival event in Taj Hotel, Delhi which was inaugurated by Mr. Suresh Prabhu
“Rahul Gandhi, Vice Chairman of the National Congress Party, was the guest of “China Diaoyutai Food Festival”
On April 20, at the invitation of Ambassador Luo Zhaohui and his wife, the Vice Chairman of the National Congress Party, Rahul Gandhi, and his sister Priyanka’s family hosted the “Chinese Diaoyutai Food Festival” at the Taj Palace Hotel. Both sides tasted the Chinese food culture in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere and exchanged views on some topics of common interest. Counselor Jiang Yili and Counselor Zhou Yuyun attended the ceremony.”
Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu also participated in the festival
“The Chinese Embassy co-hosted the “Chinese Diaoyutai Cuisine Festival” with Diaoyutai State Guest House and Taj Palace Hotel. Chinese Ambassador H.E. Mr. Luo Zhaohui and his wife Dr. Jiang Yili, President of the Diaoyutai State Guest House Ambassador Zhang Junsai attended the inauguration. The Indian Minister of Railways the Honorable Suresh Prabhu participated the festival as the Chief Guest. More than 100 distinguished dignitaries, including political parties leaders, Members of Parliaments, government officials, scholars of think tanks, media, and diplomats in India were present.”
Source: Chinese Embassy Website
Are these channels worth what they stand for ? April photo in public domain which these channles call Undated & Un… https://t.co/XTmJqD0pTV
— SM Hoax Slayer (@SMHoaxSlayer) July 20, 2017
More False tweets
⚙️ Why asking GoI to confirm? Just enquire at Chinese Ambassy. They're well connected with your family?#ChinaIndiaFaceoff#PMModi #LadakhStandoff#ChineseVirus #ChineseVirus #IndiaFirst @sdeo76 @hemirdesai @kapil73vats @AjitsinhJagirda @Nirmala_shiv pic.twitter.com/1aIZBC6DTs
— #SurgicalStrike 2.0 🇮🇳 (@SurgicalWay) June 3, 2020
— SAA.हो. शैर 🦁… (@Saaho_sher) June 17, 2020
अजय, क्या इसे एक्सप्लेन करोगे? pic.twitter.com/hSVCUXkD6N
— #Col Julius Nagendranath Wilfred Singh 🇮🇳 (@aabha_3) June 17, 2020
— सूरज प्रताप मिश्र #प्रशासक_समिति (@Real_Suraj_RSS) June 16, 2020
वो तो तुम से ज्यादा ओर कौन बता शकता है !
चीन को घर में बुला के तुम क्या करते थे ??
— αβ™ 😷 (@Chai_positive) June 18, 2020
Tum traitors ko nahi sunna hai
Chalo phuto pic.twitter.com/9iHJnG1RYF
— Nandini Idnani (@idnani_nandini) June 17, 2020
सोनिया गांधी पूछ रही है कि प्रधानमंत्री बताएं चीन ने हमारी कितनी जमीन कब्जा की है!
प्रियंका गांधी पूछ रही है कि प्रधानमंत्री बताएं चीन के खिलाफ भारत की क्या रणनीति है!
मैं पूछता हूं राहुल और प्रियंका गांधी बताएं
डोकलाम विवाद के समय चीन के राजदूत से गुप्त मीटिंग क्यों किया था 🤔 pic.twitter.com/lDbEr3R7t0
— Sapan Pandey – सपन पांडेय (@SapanPandeyIND) June 17, 2020
गर्भ में बालक वही सीखता हैं, जो उसकी माँ सुनाती हैं और देखती है!!!
किसी ने चक्रव्यूह तोड़ना सीखा💪, तो किसी ने तोड़ने वाले के साथ मिलना 😡
चित्र:डोकलाम टकराव के समय राहुल गांधी चीन के राजदूत के साथ गुप्त मीटिंग कर रहे हैं थे👇👇👇 pic.twitter.com/9TOI3uokiL
— Vikash🇮🇳 Kumar🇮🇳🚩 (@vikukmr20) June 17, 2020
आज मान लिया की राहुल चीन के राजदूत से मिलने गया था
उसी समय नेपाल के विषय में बात हुयी होगी – नेपाल में भी आजकल वामपंथी चीन समर्थित सरकार है pic.twitter.com/REhRAqLJNn
— Ssuresh Cchandra patwa (@SureshPatwa) June 14, 2020
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