Hyderabad: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) posted a graphic on India's gross domestic product estimates for 2020 that was released on 26 January by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). However, this graphic falsely shows India growing at 8 per cent.

Below is a screenshot of the graphic with the wrong information.


Click here and here to view the post by BJP on Twitter and Facebook.

Fact Check:

NewsMeter checked the official site of the IMF and found that India's growth is not a positive 8 per cent but a negative 8 per cent.

On 28 January, the BJP deleted this graphic from its social media pages and updated it with the correct number - which is -8%.

This is not the first time that the BJP has made such an error. Last August, it had tweeted that India's 1.9 per cent growth estimate for 2020 is the highest economic growth among many other countries amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. NewsMeter debunked this false news too and reported that the information was old data. Click here to read the same.

It is clear that BJP's tweet contains an error and that India's growth estimate is negative 8 per cent.


Claim Review :   BJP overlooks Indias negative GDP estimates for 2020, claims 8% growth
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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