BBC poll predicting BJP win in Rajasthan is fake

A British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) poll for Rajasthan Assembly elections is doing rounds on social media.

Alt News shared a number of screenshots of those pages who have shared the poll.

The post has shared the home page of the BBC along with the numbers predicted for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress.

The alleged poll forecasted 135 seats for BJP predicting a win for the saffron party and 60 seats for Congress on November 28, 2018.

The post also shows the same poll’s numbers as predicted in June, July, August and October.

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Not only Facebook, the poll has also been circulating on Twitter.

However, turns out that the poll is fake.

Alt News spoke to a BBC spokesperson and was informed that the news organisation has not published any such poll. What more? BBC does not commission pre-election surveys in India.

“This fake survey on the Rajasthan polls has been circulating on WhatsApp and social media, with some messages claiming it to be from BBC News. We’d like to make absolutely clear that it is fake and does not come from the BBC. The BBC does not commission pre-election surveys in India,” the BBC spokesperson told Alt News.

Looking at the exit polls, which have been conducted so far by ABP News-CVoter, C fore and Times Now in association with CNX with regard to the Rajasthan elections have all predicted a win for the Congress.

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