That's Sonia Gandhi's Son Rahul Gandhi In Viral Photo Not Ottavio Quattrocchi

An old photo of Sonia Gandhi, attending a function with Rahul Gandhi, is being circulated with a false claim that she was with Ottavio Quattrocchi, an Italian businessman and a pivotal person in the Bofors scandal.

Karnataka   |   8 Jun 2021 12:21 PM GMT
Writer : Jakir Hassan | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Jakir Hassan
Thats Sonia Gandhis Son Rahul Gandhi In Viral Photo Not Ottavio Quattrocchi

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A photo of Sonia Gandhi beside a man is being shared over social media with the claim that the man is "Ottavio Quattrocchi", an Italian businessman and a pivotal person in the Bofors scandal. The claim also spitefully calls the Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi as "Rahul Khan".

The photo is shared on Twitter with sexist remarks that maliciously cites Sonia Gandhi as a "cabaret dancer" who met Ottavio Quattrocchi 57 times after her husband, Rajiv Gandhi's death.

The photo is not just shared on Twitter but also widely circulated on Facebook too.

Image Credit: Facebook

Claim:

A photo of Sonia Gandhi beside a man is claimed to be with Ottavio Quattrocchi.

Fact Check:

While doing a Google reverse image search of the viral photo, we found the articles published by The New Indian Express and Latestly. The same photo, which is viral now, was used in both articles with PTI credentials, with the caption, "Sonia Gandhi, Congress President and her son Rahul at the raising day function of the Special Protection Group. (Photo | PTI)". The photo was captured on April 8, 1996.

According to PTI, Ottavio Quattrocchi was an Italian businessman and a pivotal person in the Bofors scandal. Moreover, he was a close friend of the Gandhi family. In 1999, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a charge sheet for the Bofors scandal in which Quattrocchi's name was also mentioned. This scandal is expected to have cost the Congress party the 1989 elections.

Conclusion:

It is not the first time the Gandhi family has been targeted with misinformation. The conclusion is that the old image of the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, attending a function with her son, Rahul Gandhi, is being circulated with a false claim that she was with Ottavio Quattrocchi.

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Claim Review :  A photo of Sonia Gandhi beside a man is claimed to be with Ottavio Quattrocchi.
Claimed By :  Social Media Post
Fact Check :  False
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Jakir Hassan

Jakir Hassan

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A journalist at heart loves the in-depth work of reporting, writing, editing, research, and data analysis. A digital and social media enthusiast.

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Jakir Hassan

Jakir Hassan

Digital Journalist

A journalist at heart loves the in-depth work of reporting, writing, editing, research, and data analysis. A digital and social media enthusiast.

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