BBC (or CIA or ISI) Hasn’t Done Any Survey Predicting BJP LS Win
The BBC has time and again clarified that they do not conduct any pre-poll surveys. 
The BBC has time and again clarified that they do not conduct any pre-poll surveys. (Photo: Altered by The Quint)

BBC (or CIA or ISI) Hasn’t Done Any Survey Predicting BJP LS Win

CLAIM

A viral message, claiming to be a survey by the "CIA & ISI" states that the BJP will gain seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, winning by a landslide margin.

Shared along with a link to the BBC, the message reads:

*BJP will gains seats and win 2019 Lok Sabha polls says CIA & ISI Survey...*

*CIA* American Spy Agency
*ISI* Pakistan Spy Agency

*BJP-Worst Performance* = 323 Seats.
*BJP-Best Performance* =380 Seats

State. Range
Min/Max

◆Andhrapradesh(25) = 3 to 4
◆Arunachalpradesh(2) = 2 to 2
◆ Assam (14)= 8 to 10.
◆ Bihar(40). = 30 to 35
◆ Chhatisgarh(11) = 6 to 8
◆ Goa (2) = 2/2
◆ Gujarat (26) = 24 to 25
|◆ Haryana(10) = 6 to 8
◆ Himachal Pradesh(4) =4 to 4
◆ Jammu&Kashmir(6) = 3 to 3
◆ Jharkhand(14) = 8 to 10
◆ Karnataka(28) = 24 to 25
◆ Kerala(20) = 2 to 3
◆ Madhya Pradesh (29) = 24 to 25
◆ Maharashtra (48) = 36 to 38
◆ Meghalaya(2) = 1 to 1
◆ Mizoram (1) =1
◆ Manipur (2) = 1
◆ Nagaland (1) =1
◆ Orissa (21) = 8 to 10
◆ Punjab (13)= 5 to 6
◆ Rajasthan (25) = 20 to 24
◆ Sikkim (1) = 1
◆ Tamilnadu(39) = 28 to 30
◆ Telangana (17) = 1 to 2
◆ Tripura(2) = 2
◆ Utar Pradesh (80) = 45 to 70
◆ Uttarakhand (5) = 5
◆ West Bengal (42) = 10 to 12
◆ Andaman Nicobar(1) = 1
◆ Chandigarh (1) =1
◆ Dadra NagarHaveli(1) =1
◆ Daman & Diu (1) = 1
◆ Lakhshdweep (1) = 1
◆ Delhi (7) = 6 to 7
◆ Pundicherry(1) =1

*Prime Minister Narendra Modi is by far the most popular leader in the country today*

The claim, while viral on WhatsApp, can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

(Photo courtesy: Facebook search)

TRUE OR FALSE?

This survey has not been issued by the CIA or ISI and has not been published by the BBC.

In a post on Facebook, Mukesh Sharma, the editor of BBC News Hindi, clarified that the BBC has conducted no such survey related to the 2019 elections.

"The BBC makes it clear that neither have we conducted any survey, nor do we publish any surveys done by any one side,” Sharma wrote.

This is not the first time that a survey has been falsely credited to the BBC.

Ahead of the Karnataka elections, another fake survey was curculated on social media, crediting it to the BBC, compelling the organisation to issue a clarification.

Similarly, ahead of the Rajasthan elections, another fake survey was circulated. This time, the BCC issued a clarification on their website.

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