Is 'Jefferson' a person or a whiskey? Cong leader Kathi Kartika, KCR both get it wrong

Chandrasekhar Rao talking about “Jefferson,” the person who wrote the American Constitution. Kathi Kartika then goes on to say that Jefferson is a whiskey brand and not a person.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  25 July 2022 1:22 AM GMT
Is Jefferson a person or a whiskey? Cong leader Kathi Kartika, KCR both get it wrong

Hyderabad: Social media users are sharing a clip of an interview of Congress leader Kathi Kartika. In it, she displays on her mobile phone a video of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao talking about "Jefferson," the person who wrote the American Constitution. Kathi Kartika then goes on to say that Jefferson is a whiskey brand and not a person.

Further, she adds that the CM drank the same whiskey last night and speaks as he wishes.

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Fact Check:

The claim is false.

Based on the logo in the video, NewsMeter searched for the original video on YouTube and found it on the channel Top Telugu TV. The video was uploaded on 20 July 2022. In the video, Kathi Kartika shows a clip on her mobile phone of KCR talking about Jefferson. She then says Jefferson is not a person who wrote the Constitution of America but a whiskey brand.



We also found the video of the press meet where KCR spoke about Jefferson. In it, he said that Jefferson wrote the American Constitution and he quoted a quote by Jefferson: "Every generation is a nation, it has every right to rewrite the constitution of a country suitably." KCR then added that one can check the quote on Google.


We searched for the quote online and found that it was indeed a quote by Jefferson. (Read here and here)

Our search revealed that the father of the American Constitution was James Madison. Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States of America. He was the author of America's Declaration of Independence and a mentor to James Madison.

It is pertinent to note that there is also a brand of whiskey called Jeffersons.

Jefferson did not write the American Constitution. He was in France serving as a United States minister when the Federal Constitution was written in 1787. He was able to influence the development of the federal government through his correspondence. Later, his actions as the first secretary of state, Vice-President, leader of the first political opposition party, and third President of the United States were crucial in shaping the look of the nation's capital and defining the powers of the Constitution and the nature of the emerging republic. (Read more here and here)

Hence, Congress leader Kathi Kartika's claim that "Jefferson" is a whiskey brand and not a person is false. However, KCR's claim that Jefferson wrote the American Constitution is also not true.

Claim Review:Kathi Kartika say that Jefferson is a whiskey brand and not a person
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Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
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Claim Fact Check:False
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