Purported BBC study about PM Modi is fake

Social media users are sharing a post claiming 98 percent of people hate Prime Minister Modi. Users are quoting a BBC study.

By Sabya Singh  Published on  26 Jun 2022 6:41 AM GMT
Purported BBC study about PM Modi is fake

Hyderabad: Social media users are sharing a post claiming 98 percent of people hate Prime Minister Modi. Users are quoting a BBC study.


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https://m.facebook.com/photo.php/?set=a.103505518267053&fbid=441424027808532

Fact Check:

The claim is false.

Sample surveys were conducted in some media outlets on how much support there is for Prime Minister Modi in any of the states during the 2019 parliamentary elections. It was then that it was revealed that there was very little support for Prime Minister Modi in Tamil Nadu. We looked at whether the BBC had conducted any such research and published a report on it. When we searched on Google using various keywords we did not find any such message.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.timesofindia.com/india/mega-times-group-poll-71-9-of-indians-say-they-will-vote-for-narendra-modi-as-pm-again-in-2019/amp_articleshow/64324490.cms

According to data collected by C-Voter from over 60,000 voters in all 543 Lok Sabha seats over the last three months, Modi is the least desired leader in the Southern states and Punjab. 2.2 percent in Tamil Nadu and 7.7 percent in Kerala while his popularity is the highest in Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Goa, and Haryana, where 74 percent, 68.3 percent, 66 percent, and 65.9 percent of voters respectively say that they are satisfied with his performance as prime minister. This report was carried out by Quint in 2019.

https://www.thequint.com/elections/pm-modi-most-disliked-in-south-india-tamil-nadu-kerala-punjab-lok-sabha-polls-2019#read-more

"What has also contributed to Modi's unpopularity in Tamil Nadu is the perception that he represents pro-Hindi and pro-Brahmanical forces that are opposed to Dravidian nationalism. On several issues – be it the Cauvery dispute or the Jallikattu protests – the perception is that Modi took a position that went against Tamil Nadu," read the report.

We found no such reports carried out by BBC. Also, Fact crescendo contacts the BBC Tamil board regarding the viral claim. The board refuted the claim saying that no such study was conducted by BBC.

https://tamil.factcrescendo.com/bbc-not-released-any-survey-that-98-per-cent-indians-hate-modi/

Hence, the claim is false.

Claim Review:98 percent of people hate Prime Minister Modi, according to a BBC study.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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