BJP media panelist Nighat Abbas shared an image of a survey conducted by ABP News estimating BJP’s landslide victory in Rajendra Nagar legislative assembly.
— Nighat Abbass (@abbas_nighat) February 6, 2020
Delhi will be voting tomorrow for its assembly election. While campaigning for the election is over social media is buzzing with surveys, opinion polls, and several videos. One such survey, predicting a huge victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Rajendra Nagar in the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections is going viral on social media. The poll has been attributed to the media house ABP News. In this survey, BJP is securing 72% of the votes. We found that several Twitter users have shared the same viral image.
— ER. ANSHU NANDAN PRASAD (@anshunandanpra4) February 6, 2020
Notably, BJP media panelist Nighat Abbas also shared the same image on her Twitter handle. Her Tweet reads,” BJP is securing a thumping victory in Rajendra Nagar Legislative Assembly seat”
As we began our fact-check, we looked for this survey on the ABP News website and on their official YouTube channel. We found that ABP News did conduct an opinion poll on Wednesday but according to ABP News report, “The conducted C-voter survey was based on data collected between January 26 to February 4, 2020, in which ABP News spoke to a total of 11,188 people in Delhi and asked their opinions. As per the survey, AAP is likely to get 45.6% vote share, BJP stands on 37.1% and Congress with 4.4%”
ABP News conducted Delhi elections final opinion poll on Wednesday. The C-voter survey was based on data collected in between January 26 to February 4, 2020. ABP News talked to a total of 11,188 people in Delhi and asked their opinions.
We also found a video of the opinion poll conducted by ABP News, which was published on February 4, 2020, on their official YouTube channel. During our search, we also found that the format of the opinion poll conducted by ABP News is totally different from the one shared by the BJP’s media panelist. ABP News did not conduct its survey for all constituencies in the poll-bound national capital.
When we examined the viral image closely, we found that the image has several discrepancies. For example, the font used in the poster is generally not used by the aforementioned media outlet.
We also observed that the templates containing the claimed opinion poll results are tempered as the color ‘red’ seems to be used for hiding the original results.
Newschecker’s team fact checked the claim and found out that BJP media panelist Nighat Abbas has shared a photoshopped image of a survey estimating BJP’s landslide victory in Rajendra Nagar legislative assembly.
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