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Rahul Gandhi tries to prove made up word ‘Modilie’ is in the dictionary, Oxford disagrees

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Oxford Dictionary has denied the claims of Indian National Congress’s Rahul Gandhi about the addition of the new word ‘Modilie’, that, supposedly, means to ‘constantly modify the truth’ to the dictionary.

Earlier, Rahul Gandhi, while attacking his political opponent, and the current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, shared a screenshot of the word ‘Modilie’ in the Oxford Dictionary in a tweet.

Refuting the claims of Gandhi, the Oxford Dictionary stated “We can confirm that the image showing the entry ‘Modilie’ is fake and does not exist in any of our Oxford Dictionaries”, in a reply to Rahul Gandhi’s tweet.

Gandhi, throughout his campaign, has attacked Modi for lying on several issues including the Pulwama attack and Rafale Jet deal to the nation.

“There’s a new word in the English Dictionary. Attached is a snapshot of the entryJ,” Rahul Gandhi wrote in a tweet that was shared more than 10,000 times on Twitter.

The image used a similar font, logo, and layout of the Oxford Dictionary but did not use the word Oxford.

Rahul Gandhi had posted the Modilie tweet twice. The first tweet had a fake logo of Oxford that was deleted within a few minutes. The second tweet had another logo, which still looked similar to the one on Oxford Dictionary’s page but the word Oxford had been dropped.

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It is unclear if the image was a mockery posted by Congress leader or it was a tweet intended towards spreading misinformation. The Congress President was mocked by people on Twitter as many claimed Gandhi resorted to lying to belittle his opponent.

Gandhi, throughout his campaign, has attacked Modi for lying on several issues including the Pulwama attack and Rafale Jet deal to the nation.

In retaliation, the ruling-party BJP questioned the citizenship of Rahul Gandhi, as one of the BJP-member accused him of holding dual citizenship of Britain, which is against the Indian law.

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Congress dismissed a notice sent to the 48-year-old Gandhi, calling it a “pathetic stunt that is not just frivolous but downright stupid”.

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