At an OBC outreach rally in New Delhi Monday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi spoke about lack of opportunities in India, while 'interestingly' comparing it to the US.
Gandhi said Coca-Cola founder sold 'shikanji' (a drink famous in North India) while McDonald's founder ran a dhaba; they only grew because their talents were recognized, he added.
His comments are bound to spark a row (and jokes).
Rahul Gandhi claims Coca-Cola founder sold 'shikanji'
Coca-Cola founder mixed sugar and water, says Rahul Gandhi
"Everybody here must have heard of Coca-Cola... everybody's heard about the company, right? Now tell me who started Coca-Cola? Who was he; does anybody know? Coca-Cola's founder used to sell shikanji in the United States, he used to mix sugar in water," said Gandhi.
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BJP only wants to make 15-20 people rich: Rahul Gandhi
Launching a scathing attack on PM Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi said, "BJP's strategy is clear. Just 15-20 rich capitalists will give thousands of crores to PM Modi and all benefits will go to just those 15-20 rich people."
He alleged the country had become a slave to 2-3 BJP leaders and RSS.
Gandhi added BJP leaders were afraid of providing their honest opinions.
Fact check: Here's who actually founded Coca-Cola and McDonald's
Asa Griggs Candler, who founded Coca-Cola, was a business tycoon. In 1888, he bought the soft drink's formula from its inventor John Pemberton and several other shareholders for $550, and the rest is history.
Further, Richard and Maurice McDonald started the fast-food chain in 1940 as a hamburger stand. In 1955, businessman Ray Kroc purchased it from the brothers and took it to incredible heights.
This only adds to Gandhi's long line of humorous errors
Just a reminder: This is the same person who called Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Chandra Shekhar Azad 'NRIs'; who termed poverty "a state of mind"; and who thinks India is "bigger than Europe and US put together".
He has unintentionally promoted other political parties too: while inaugurating "Indira Canteens", he kept saying "Amma Canteens".
The BJP calls him "an expert without knowledge".
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