When the voters in several parts of the nation were enthusiastically casting their vote, the Congress party was busy peddling a lie. On 10th April, senior Congress leaders Ahmed Patel, Jairam Ramesh and Randeep Singh Surjewala wrote a letter to Minister of Home Affairs Shri Rajnath Singh stating that “Serious breach in security of Congress president, Shri Rahul Gandhi and possible endangerment of his life”.
Claiming that there was an attempt to assassinate the Congress President Rahul Gandhi using a sniper, the Congress party stated “A perusal of his media interaction will reflect that a laser (green) was pointed at his head, intermittently on at least 7 separate occasions in a short period; including twice at his temple on the right side of the head”.
Have a look at the video in which a green light is flashed at Rahul Gandhi:
The letter was filled with dramatic lines like “India’s political history is laced with sacrifices of two former Prime Ministers, late Smt Indira Gandhi and Shri Rajiv Gandhi”. Soon Rahul Gandhi’s supporters started to claim that his political rivals are trying to assassinate their party President.
But it didn’t take much time to bust this lie as the Home Ministry sources dismissed the Congress party’s claims stating “We’ve not received any letter regarding alleged breach in security of Congress Pres Rahul Gandhi. As soon as MHA’s attention was drawn to reports of incident of “green light” being pointed at him yesterday in Amethi, the Director (SPG) was asked to verify factual position”.
It added “Director SPG informed MHA that the “green light” shown in clipping was found to be that of a mobile phone used by AICC photographer, who was video graphing the impromptu press interaction of Rahul Gandhi near the collectorate in Amethi”.
With this statement, it has been proved that the Congress party once again adopted a dirty trick to divert the voters ahead of the first phase of 2019 Lok Sabha elections