New Delhi, Apr 26: General elections are underway in the World's largest democracy India and this is attracting the attention of people across the world.
In the midst of all this, even as Election Commission banned poll surveys predicting the winners, many messages are going viral on social media attributing surveys done by various renowned channels.
A couple of days back a survey attributed to British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) went viral in which it mentioned that BJP as the most corrupt political party in the world. Facebook page 'We Dravidians' claims that the BBC has found the BJP to be the most corrupt political party in the world.
However, Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) by India Today found that it was completely false. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has neither published these data nor conducted any such survey.
The Survey attributed to BBC showed BJP as the top 10 corrupt political parties in the world in 2017. The earlier similar survey went viral in which Congress was displayed as the world's second most corrupt party.
Now rumours spread that Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) predicted a defeat for the NDA in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls. The survey attributed to CIA predicted that NDA will not be able to go beyond 177 seats, and in the worst-case scenario, it may come down to just 145 seats. The same appeared on BBC.
The headline in the message says: "The BJP will loose seats and can't make government in 2019 Lok Sabha polls, says CIA Survey."
It also in detail came with the seats numbers of NDA in each state and ended "Prime Minister Narendra Modi is by far the most unreliable PM in the country ever."
The headline itself came with grammatical error Loose and not lose and BBC is not known for such mistakes. Another survey from BBC predicted BJP winning 323 seats.
The post is viral with the caption, "BJP will gains seats and win 2019 Lok Sabha says CIA & ISI Survey…" and says, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi is by far the most popular leader in the country today."
The fake post in its title claims that the results are from a survey conducted by the CIA (Central Investigative Agency) and the ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) calling them "American Spy Agency" and Pakistan Spy Agency".