With a motive to condemn the Central government for non-payment of outstanding dues to sugarcane farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took to Twitter and declared that a farmer named Alok Mishra hasn’t been paid his outstanding dues. In her tweet, she explicitly mentioned that Alok Mishra has an outstanding payment of Rs. 6 lakhs due to him.
However, the tables turned when TV news host Rubika LIyaqat presented the other half of the story. After finding his reference, the reporter posted a video in which it can be clearly heard that Alok Mishra himself had an issue with Priyanka Vadra’s tweet. Alok Mishra made it perfectly clear that he has received his payment dues from the sugar mill for last year i.e. 2020. In a criticism of Mrs. Vadra, Alok Mishra said, “Priyanka Ji has to do her politics, and she will do it. But she should’ve at least seen the entire news before speaking out.”
When INC Uttar Pradesh IT cell found the tweet, they called out reporter Rubika Liyaqat for mischaracterizing Mrs. Vadra’s initial tweet. However, the tweet was later deleted by them.