Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday (15 May) had shared an English word called “Modilie” to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The word which was roughly translated to “Modi lying” or “Modi lies” seemed to be part of Rahul Gandhi’s Chowkidar Chor Hai campaign which had earlier resulted in the latter having to apologise to the Supreme Court.
In his latest tweet, Rahul Gandhi posted that, “there’s a new word in the English Dictionary. Attached is a snapshot of the entry”.
As per the screenshot shared by Rahul Gandhi the word meant “modify the truth” and contains examples like:
He just keeps Modilying which translates to lying incessantly and habitually, and ‘Look look there goes a Modiliar’ which apparently translated to lie without respite.
This tweet was used as a pretext by many of his supporters to mock Prime Minister Modi. Their joy though was short lived as Oxford Dictionary took to twitter today (16 May) to call out Rahul Gandhi by asserting that the word “Modilie” is fake.
We can confirm that the image showing the entry ‘Modilie’ is fake and does not exist in any of our Oxford Dictionaries.— Oxford Dictionaries (@OxfordWords) May 16, 2019
The official account of Oxford University Press which publishes the famed dictionary said that, “we can confirm that the image showing the entry ‘Modilie’ is fake and does not exist in any of our Oxford Dictionaries”.
Recently, another one of Rahul Gandhi’s lie was busted by the Supreme Court and he was made to apologise for the same after claiming that the apex court itself has said that Chowkidar Chor Hai.