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WATCH: The truth behind Rahul Gandhi's claim of 'Coca-Cola maker once sold shikanji'

Well , an Atlanta resident Rakesh Shah, who has been living in the city for more than twenty years decided to do a detailed research on this matter.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: July 26, 2018 12:37 IST ]
Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra

It is very rare that a  television debate has led to so much research. Well, a debate on India TV show 'Kurukshetra' aired on July 19, just a day before the no-confidence debate against Modi government in Lok Sabha led to an indepth research.

In the show, Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari reiterated Congress President Rahul Gandhi's remark that the 'the person who started Coca-Cola was a ‘shikanji’ (lemonade) seller'. The Congress president said a similar thing about McDonald’s, that its founder was running a dhaba (roadside restaurant).  To prove his statement, Manish Tewari even tweeted an image of the original Coco Cola/ Lemonade push carts.

Well , an Atlanta resident Rakesh Shah, who has been living in the city for more than twenty years decided to do a detailed research on this matter. He found out that John Pemberton, founder of Coca Cola a  pharmacist and not a lemonade seller.  BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra tweeted the video to prove Congress wrong.

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