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2024 Lok Sabha Polls: Did BJP Malappuram Candidate Offer Good Quality Beef If Elected?

Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Claim

BJP Malappuram candidate for upcoming Lok Sabha election has promised good quality beef if elected.

Such posts can be seen here and here.

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Fact

On carefully analysing the image, we spotted “upcoming by-election in Malappuram” written in the sub-head, raising our suspicion. We also noticed “India Today” written on the top

Image from viral post

We then looked up keywords “BJP,” N Sreeprakash” “beef” and “India Today” on Google which led us to a report by the outlet dated April 2, 2017. The report had the same title, and subheading as seen in the image.

Its title read, “Give me your vote, I will give you good-quality beef, promises BJP’s Kerala candidate.” The subheading stated, “N Sreeprakash, the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate for the upcoming by-election in Malappuram, has promised that he will ensure the supply of good beef from clean slaughterhouses in his constituency,” were the same as seen in the image.

Screengrab from India Today website

Multiple other outlets had reported on Sreeprakash’s remarks on beef in April 2017. Such as this, this and this.

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Notably, the BJP has fielded Abdul Salam from Malappuram constituency for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls

BJP Malappuram Candidate
Screengrab from Hindustan Times website

We could thus conclude that an image of a 2017 report has been shared to misleadingly claim that the BJP Malappuram candidate has ensured good-quality beef if elected.

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Result: False

Sources
Report By India Today, Dated April 2, 2017
Report By Hindustan Times, Dated March 3, 2024


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Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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