Prime Minister Modi had said last month that China did not enter Indian territory and that none of the Indian posts has been occupied by anyone.
"Not an inch of our land has been lost, neither has anyone occupied our posts. Twenty of our Bravehearts were martyred in Ladakh but they taught a lesson to those who eyed our country," PM Modi had said while addressing an all-party meet held on June 19.
Former President of the Indian National Congress, Rahul Gandhi, posted a video clip on Twitter and said that while Ladakhis claim that China has taken their land, the PM says otherwise and someone is "lying".
"Obviously, someone is lying," he wrote.
The video has over 930,000 views and has been retweeted over 18,000 times.
Following Gandhi's tweet, BJP leader Kapil Mishra retweeted Amit Malviya's tweet where he had shared a video clip that stated that the 'Ladakhi people' who appeared in the Congress leader's clip where either Congress workers or non-residents making false claims on Ladakh.
The Logical Indian received a request to check the authenticity of the claim being made in the video.
Men featuring in the video posted by Rahul Gandhi were Congress functionaries and not ordinary Ladakhis.
The claim is true.
Some of the people featured in Rahul Gandhi's video clip are indeed Congress workers.
Journalist Barkha Dutt, in a video report on Ladakh, has referred Namgyal Durbuk as an ex-Congress Councillor from Congress.
Below is a comparison of Durbuk's photo from Gandhi's video (right) and Dutt's report (left):
Mirupa in his Twitter bio has written that he is a 'Congress Worker, NSUI General Secretary Himachal Pradesh. NSUI is the Congress' Student Wing.
Below is a comparison of Mirupa's photo from Gandhi's video (right) and his Twitter bio (left):
Gyalston is working as the president of District Youth Congress' Leh unit. Below is a post by the official Facebook group of District Congress Leh, where he is referred as President:
Below is a comparison of Gyalston's photo from Gandhi's video (right) and the Facebook post (left):
Back on November 2, 2018, Namgyal was appointed as the President of Ladakh municipal committee, as reported in Ladakh Reach.
Below is a comparison of Dr Namgyal's photo from Gandhi's video (right) and the Ladakh Reach article (left):
Below is a comparison of Nubu's photo from Gandhi's video (right) and his Facebook Profile (left):
Therefore, at least five men featuring in Rahul Gandhi's video are Congress functionaries and not ordinary Ladakhis.