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Rajiv Dixit
Born30 November 1967[citation needed]
Allahabad, India
Died30 November 2010(2010-11-30) (aged 43)[1]

Rajiv Dixit (1967—2010) was an Indian social activist and conspiracy theorist.[2][3][4]

He founded the Azadi Bachao Andolan (Save Freedom Movement) in the early 1990s as a campaign to protect Indian industries, when multi-national corporations were increasing their presence in India as a part of a trend towards globalisation.[5][6][7] An aide to Ramdev, he also served as the national secretary to Ramdev's anti-corruption organisation, Bharat Swabhiman Andolan.[1] Dixit demanded decentralisation of the taxation system, saying that the existing system was the core reason for bureaucratic corruption. He claimed that 80 per cent of tax revenue was used to pay politicians and bureaucrats. He compared the budget system of the Indian government to the earlier British budget system in India, presenting statistics which he claimed showed that they were the same.[8]

His claimed academic credentials were found to be fraudulent[3][4] and he has been documented to have generated fake news.[9][10][11] He died on 30 November 2010 while in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh.[5]


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  2. ^ "राजीव दीक्षित (पार्ट 1): जिनकी डिग्रियां खुद उनके फर्जीवाड़ों का खुलासा करती हैं". Firstpost Hindi. 30 November 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b "रामदेव के साथ काम करने वाले राजीव दीक्षित की कहानी, जिनकी मौत को लोग रहस्यमय मानते हैं". LallanTop (in Hindi). Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  4. ^ a b "राजीव दीक्षित (पार्ट-2): जिसने भारत में शुरू किया फेक न्यूज और पोस्ट ट्रुथ का दौर". Firstpost Hindi. 30 November 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b Kumaraswam, B. M. (2 December 2010), "Youthful crusader of Swadeshi", The New Indian Express, Shimoga
  6. ^ Priyanka P. Narain (5 April 2009), 'And then, there will be a revolution', Mint
  7. ^ Raju Bist (29 June 2004), "A price too high for Indian farmers", Asia Times, Mumbai
  8. ^ "Decentralise taxes, says Azadi Bachao Andolan supporter", The Times of India, 9 March 2003
  9. ^ Niranjankumar, Nivedita (14 November 2018). "Patanjali MD Deletes 6-Year Old Tweet Alleging Nehru Died Of AIDS | BOOM". Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  10. ^ Sengupta, Uttam (17 October 2016). "Go-Mutra Is No Longer A Joke". Outlook India. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  11. ^ "From Being A Muslim To Having Multiple Affairs, 7 Conspiracy Theories Around Jawaharlal Nehru". InUth. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2019.