On Wednesday evening, Congress president Rahul Gandhi took Twitter and wrote that there was a new word inducted into English dictionary called "Modilie", in an attempt to take a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
However, on doing a fact check, it appeared that claim of a "new word" in the dictionary wasn't accurate. On searching about the dictionary, Republic TV found that the dictionary that most resembles Rahul Gandhi's is the well-known Oxford Living Dictionary and it contains no word like "Modilie".
Responding to the development, BJP MP GVL Narasimha Rao attacked the Congress president saying that nobody is taking Rahul Gandhi seriously and he has become a troll on social media. He went on to add that the Congress party's election campaigning has regenerated to a cheap level in the 2019 polls.
"It clearly shows that Rahul Gandhi cannot speak to his own words. Only yesterday, one heard a comment from Rahul Gandhi, saying that 'let's not going down to accusing rival'. And now within 24 hours, you see Rahul Gandhi who is the chief of the "Gaali gang" of the Congress party. This is nothing but completely fake allegation. And this cheap level which the Congress party's campaign has regenerated in this elections, I think nobody is taking him seriously. He is nothing but a troll on social media," GVL Rao said.
Rahul Gandhi posted a snap of a dictionary called 'English living dictionary' showing that 'Modilie' means a person who constantly modifies truth, one who lies habitually, and one who lies without respite'.
Here is the snap of the Oxford dictionary that shows there no word called 'Modilie':
Meanwhile, the tweet has grabbed the attention of netizens and here's how they are reacting to Congress President's statement on social media: