A screenshot of a tweet by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is going viral on social media. The allged tweet eads, “My favourite story about my great-grandfather is the one about when, as PM, he returned from work at 3 am to find his bodyguard exhausted and asleep on his bed. He covered him with a blanket and went to his room to sleep with his wife.”
The screenshot also contained a Facebook comment that asked: “Kamala died in 1936 he became PM in 1947 so with whose wife did he sleep?” Others also raised similar questions along with the screenshot of the tweet.
AFWA’s investigation found that not only is the tweet in the screenshot old, the text in the screenshot has been digitally manipulated.
We searched for Vadra’s Twitter account with keywords from the viral screenshot. We came across a tweet from November 14, 2019, that looked very similar to the viral one. November 14 is Jawaharlal Nehru’s birth anniversary.My favourite story about my great-grandfather is the one about when as PM, he returned from work at 3 am to find his bodyguard exhausted and asleep on his bed. He covered him with a blanket and slept on an adjacent chair.”
The tweet is identical to the viral screenshot except for the last line. In the viral tweet, the phrase “slept on an adjacent chair” was replaced with “went to his room to sleep with his wife”.
We also found about the tweet from the same time. At the same time, we found that this viral screenshot has been making the rounds on social media for some time now.
This screenshot of Vadra’s tweet was earlier Thus, we concluded that a digitally altered screenshot of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s tweet was shared online.
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by GOVT.in staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)