Accusing the Congress of “fooling the nation”, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday alleged that the actual name of Rahul Gandhi was “Raul Vinci”. Addressing a poll meeting in Ghatampur of Kanpur Dehat, Adityanath said, "The 'naamdar' of Congress you know as Rahul Gandhi... In reality, he is not Rahul Gandhi. The country has been fooled with this name. His name is Raul Vinci. I am astonished that the Congress is committing this sin of fooling the nation. The real names of Rahul and Priyanka should come before people.""In Britain and Italy he is Raul Vinci and in India becomes Rahul Gandhi with fake name," he alleged.
The accusation follows a complaint filed by Independent candidate Dhruv Lal in Amethi Lok Sabha constituency, from where Gandhi is fighting his fourth election, about alleged discrepancies in the Congress leader's election affidavit, including about non-disclosure of a company registered in the UK in the name of 'Raul Vinci'.
Attacking Congress president Rahul Gandhi further, Yogi asked, “Would you vote for a person who hides his ‘Gandhi’ title and becomes ‘Vinci’ when he goes outside India.” He also hit out at Congress over rampant corruption in the country during its 10-year rule. “Whether it was Coalgate or 2G, mafia were having a field day. But ever since Modi ji took charge, all such malpractices have ended and now there is a wave in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the country,” he added.