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Fact Check: Has the government sold the Indian Railways to Adani Group as alleged in a viral video shared by Priyanka Vadra?

Team Udayavani, Dec 17, 2020, 12:19 PM IST

A video of a train pasted with the banners of ‘Fortune Chakki Fresh Atta’, claiming that the Indian Railways have been privatised by the Indian Government and sold to the Adani Group has been going viral on social media

On December 14, Priyanka Gandhi shared a video showing “Adani Wilmar” written on the engine of a train. She wrote, “The BJP government has put a stamp of its billionaire friend Adani on the Indian Railway, which was established through hard works of millions of people. Gradually, a large portion of railways will go to Modi ji’s billionaire friends. Farmers are fighting to prevent farming from going into the hands of Modi ji’s billionaire friends”

The video was also shared by the working President of Gujarat Congress Hardik Patel, saying, “Adani’s fresh flour advertisements on Indian Railways are worth a watch. Now we can say with belief that the farmers’ fight is on the path of truth.”

However, Press Information Bureau has rubbished the allegations of Adani Group taking over the Indian Railways that have surfaced on internet along with the video.

The tweet mentioned that the posters of Adani Wilmar were just commercial advertisements that are intended to improve the revenues of the Indian Railways.

Karnataka Social Welfare Minister, B Sriramulu urged “people in responsible chairs” to verify the news before sharing it on social media platforms

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