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Weekly Wrap: A Look At The Different Political Claims Viral In India

Last week Indian social media witnessed a majority of misleading claims related to the ongoing farmers’ protests and the Kisan tractor parade on Republic Day. Amid this BJP published a graphic poster on their social media falsely showing India’s economy had an 8% growth as per IMF’s 2020 estimates. We also debunked a manipulated video clip targetting Nepal’s PM Oli and PM Modi.

BJP’s Graphic Poster Misleads To Show 8 Percent Growth In India’s Economy, 2020 Estimates

As per IMF’s January 2021 World Economic Outlook report, India’s 2020 GDP estimates show an 8 per cent (%) contraction. The BJP in their Twitter and Facebook’s posts missed adding a negative sign before “8” therefore, misleading their audience. 

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200 Delhi Police Personnel Have Not Resigned In Support Of The Farmers

he claim in regards to 200 Delhi police personnel resigning in support of the farmers is false. Delhi police PRO Anil Mittal said no Delhi Police personnel has resigned nor is any employee associated with the farmers’ protests.

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Nepal’s PM Oli Did Not Refer To PM Modi In His Statement About Entering Politics Before He Was Born

In an interview with Sudhir Chaudhary, PM Oli said, “when I got into politics, some of them weren’t even born, in reference to the young presidents & prime ministers in the world.

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Old Image Of Man Putting BJP Flag Shared As Farmers Taking Down Indian National Flag At Protest Site

The claim is misleading since the image in context has been online since at least 2013 and therefore, not related to the ongoing farmers’ protest or the tractor parade on Republic Day. 

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