Rahul Gandhi donated 5 crore to ‘Coronavirus relief fund’? Here’s the truth

A picture of Rahul Gandhi is being shared on social media with a claim that he donated Rs 5 crore to fight against Coronavirus.

” राहुल गांधी कोरोना वायरस से निपटने के लिए अपनी कुल 15 करोड़ की संपत्ति में से 5 करोड़ “राहत कोष” में देने वाले पहले “सांसद” बनें

प्रियंका गांधी उद्योगपतियों से मदद करने की अपील की राहुल गाँधी और प्रियंका गाँधी की पहल को दिल से सलाम राहुल गांधी सत्ता से दूर रहकर भी मदद कर रहे हैं” the caption read.

(Translation: Rahul Gandhi becomes the first MP to give Rs 5 crore from his total 15 crore net worth to the ‘Relief Fund’ to deal with the corona virus. 
Priyanka Gandhi has appealed industrialists to help 
Heartily salute to Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi’s initiative
Rahul Gandhi is helping by staying away from power)

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the viral claim and found it to be false.

We ran a search, using relevant keywords and did not any credible report supporting the claim.

We also checked the official social media pages of Rahul Gandhi and did not find any such announcement.

 

On putting the Image through Reverse Image Search, we found that it was taken during the 2019 General Election when Rahul Gandhi went to file his nomination from Wayanad constituency.

The above information proves that, at the time of filing the report, no such announcement was made by Rahul Gandhi and hence the claim is false.

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