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Karnataka Elections: ‘NDTV Graphic’ Predicting Huge Win For Congress Found To Be Fake

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Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Claim
NDTV graphic on results of various opinion polls, predicting a convincing win for Congress in the Karnataka Assembly elections

Fact
NDTV states graphic is fake, will publish “poll of exit polls” on May 10

Several social media users are circulating a graphic of several “opinion polls”, purportedly compiled by NDTV, which shows that the Congress is winning with a clear majority in the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections. Polling will be held across all 224 constituencies of Karnataka on May 10, with the results to be declared on May 13.

The archived versions of the tweets can be seen here and here.

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Fact check

Newschecker first ran a keyword search for “NDTV Karnataka opinion polls”, which did not throw up any relevant results. We looked up their website and did not find a recent report on the results of various opinion polls.

However, we came across this NDTV report, dated May 13, 2018, titled “Karnataka Exit Polls Highlights: Exit Polls Predict Hung House, BJP Single-Largest Party”, which was published after polling ended for the 2018 Assembly elections. The format of the infographic, displaying the results of the various exit polls, was similar to the viral graphic, raising our doubts.

A relevant keyword search on Twitter led us to this tweet by NDTV, dated May 3, 2023, stating that the viral infographic is fake.

Conclusion

Fake NDTV infographic on opinion polls predicting huge Congress win in the Karnataka Assembly elections is being widely circulated.

Result: False

Source
NDTV report, May 13, 2018
NDTV tweet, May 3, 2023

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Authors

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Kushel HM
Kushel HM
Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

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