Political Fact-Check

Politicians often prey on the people’s naivety and the only solution to naivety is being armed with the facts.

Justice A K Sikri

Justice AK Sikri declines honorary judicial position: Here is how lies were spread about his appointment

A K Sikri was nominated for Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal in November 2018, much before any knew that he would representing CJI Gogoi in CBI Director selection committee
Media is peddling the 'blow to Modi govt' narrative with SC verdict on Alok Verma: Here is why they are wrong

Congress party peddles lies in their press conference on Alok Verma

Congress party repeated the same lies that have been rebutted several times already
Fact Check: Here are 4 lies being spread about Modi govt's reservation bill

Politicians spread fake news about the 10% reservation bill, further outlandish calculations

Politicians spread misinformation about the economically weaker section reservation bill.
Amartya Sen lies and obfuscates in an interview to Times of India

Amartya Sen lies about the 10% reservation bill, obfuscates on farm loan waivers and fear mongers about ‘intolerance’

Amartya Sen's interview to Times of India had several lies and loopholes that, interestingly, the interviewer never seemed to counter.
Fact Check: Here are 4 lies being spread about Modi govt's reservation bill

Here are 4 lies being spread about 10% reservation to the economically backward section of society

The Narendra Modi government, in a historic move, introduced the 124th constitutional amendment that paved the way for 10% reservation to economically backward people.

10% reservation for the poor: Contrary to claims, here is why it might not encroach on the 50% reservation cap

The current 10% reservation introduced by Modi govt, granted by the 124th Constitutional Amendment Bill would not breach the 50% reservation limit set by the Indra Sawhney judgement
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Arvind Kejriwal and Jignesh Mevani further dangerous lies about Modi govt planning to end reservation for SC, ST, OBC

Kejriwal claimed that he had talked with several people and all of them believed what Mevani claimed was actually what the BJP was thinking. "Very dangerous," he said.
Swati Chaturvedi interviewed Shashi Tharoor

Congress’ Shashi Tharoor caught lying on cow-related violence in an interview with Swati Chaturvedi

This is not the first time either Shashi Tharoor or Swati Chaturvedi have lied
Rahul Gandhi press conference

Rahul Gandhi’s lies are worse than the doctored tapes, they are worn out now

Rahul Gandhi's claim that the Rafale cost in the UPA deal was ₹560 crore is a lie.
AgustaWestland AW101 VVIP Helicopter

Congress lies busted: UPA govt did not blacklist AgustaWestland, Modi govt did and never withdrew the blacklisting

Congress party gave FIPB clearance to AgustaWestland for JV with Tata after the VVIP chopper scam had come out
PM Modi's Air India bill for the last four years almost the same as his predecessor Manmohan Singh

Accidental Media: Here is how Narendra Modi’s travel expenses were twisted without comparing it to UPA era

The Telegraph published a report calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi an 'accidental tourist' for his foreign trips.

Congress endorses dubious fake news propaganda that demonises Hindus

The founding trustee of Indiaspend, factchecker.in's parent organization, is now the Data Analytics head of Congress party, and now, the same organisation is being used by Congress to spread anti-Hindu propaganda

Congress is lying about Home Ministry order on intercepting computer data allowing snooping on general public

Agencies could already intercept communication as per IT Act 2000 and IT Rules 2009, now MHA order only specifies the agencies

Rahul Gandhi is wrong, the Modi government has sanctioned farmer loan waivers

Apart from granting farm loan waivers, PM Modi has also initiated various reforms in agriculture sector

Fact-Check: Are Rahul Gandhi’s claims of farmer loans being waived in Karnataka completely true?

The Congress party's promise of loan waiver in Karnataka seems to be a hoax as farmers are being constantly harassed with notices to repay the loans.

‘Journalists’ and politicians spread lies about RBI Deputy Governor’s resigning following Urjit Patel’s exit

"Journalists" started rumour-mongering about the resignation of RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya soon after Governor Urjit Patel resigned citing personal reasons

Fact check: Did BJP President Amit Shah and PM Modi call Baniyas cheaters and accuse them of profiteering?

Earlier, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had also been accused of making a casteist remark, which turned out to be a Photoshopped image

Fact check: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani did not make the casteist comment ahead of Jasdan by-elections

TV9 has clarified that such a news is fake news and they have not reported Vijay Rupani saying these casteist things

Fact Check: Congress and The Wire spread falsehoods about Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

If in spite of loan waivers by three big states, the farmers under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana drop by mere 84 lakh out of whopping 5.72 crores, isn’t it an indicator that the scheme is still alive and kicking?

Congress leaders post doctored video to prove the video of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogan in Congress rally is fake

In the full video of the Congress rally, Pakistan Zindabad slogan can be heard

No, the Nizam was not a large hearted patriot who donated 5000 kg of gold to fight China

There exists an urban legend that the Nizam Mir Osman Ali of Hyderabad had donated 5000 kgs of gold to the Indian government to help in Indo-China war.

After facing heat for his photo-op with Khalistani, Navjot Singh Sidhu lies blatantly

It is amusing the Sidhu believes his half-hearted brazen lie would convince anyone that he did not have Rahul Gandhi's explicit blessing while travelling to Pakistan and embracing Imran Khan.

Media and Congress spread lies about Railways tender won by Reliance Jio

Airtel's interpretation of the clause, as claimed by The Indian Express, is wrong as they compare monthly tariffs instead of data rates (price per GB).

Congress lies yet again, this time about prices of LPG cylinders

Perhaps Congress would do well to get their information straight before making a mockery out of themselves by spreading lies that are so easily caught.

Media peddles fake news about BJP becoming the top advertiser on television

HUL is the top advertiser for the week ending November 16, not BJP, which is not even in top 10

Political opportunism on Petrol and Diesel prices: A class act by India’s opposition

With elections just around the corner, it is refreshing to see a government that is looking at the larger economic interest rather than political gains.

All these years media presented you fake news over origins of Children’s Day. Here is the truth

Former PM Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday being celebrated as Children's Day has an interesting story around it
Rahul Gandhi-Rafale

Rahul Gandhi lies again, this time about the Modi government’s affidavit on the Rafale deal

The Rafale affidavit does not say IAF was not consulted and Reliance got ₹30000 crore, as Rahul Gandhi claims

Rahul Gandhi spreads fake news on Twitter, the day he met Jack Dorsey to discuss fake news on Twitter

Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to spread fake news about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and how demonetisation has led to action against Shell companies.

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