Fake BBC Survey Predicting BJP's Win in Karnataka Assembly Election Goes Viral

This is a fake survey and was not conducted by the BBC.

2 min read
Hindi Female

A survey purportedly conducted by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) showing Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) victory in the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections by winning more than 140 seats is going viral on social media.

The claim states that in this survey, BJP won 130-142 seats, Congress won 58-66 seats, Janata Dal (Secular) won 22-29 seats while others won 1-3 seats.

This is a fake survey and was not conducted by the BBC.

An archive can be seen here.

(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

(Archives of similar claims can be seen here and here. We also recieved a query about this claim on our WhatsApp tipline.)

What's the truth?: No such survey for Karnataka elections was conducted by BBC this year.


How did we find out the truth?: We opened the link seen in the claim and it opened the 'Karnataka' topic page of BBC Hindi.

  • The link did not lead us to any report or survey conducted by BBC Hindi about the Karnataka assembly elections.

This is a fake survey and was not conducted by the BBC.

This is the homepage of BBC Hindi which opens with the attached link.

(Source: BBC Hindi/screenshot)

  • We also checked BBC India's website and social media handles but found no such survey.

  • A similar claim about BBC releasing survey results about Karnataka elections was going viral in 2018.

  • BBC had dismissed the claims then.

We have contacted BBC for a quote and the story will be updated once we recieve a response.

Conclusion: A fake survey under the name of BBC Hindi is going viral on the internet showing BJP's win in Karnataka assembly elections.

(Not convinced of a post or information you came across online and want it verified? Send us the details on WhatsApp at 9643651818, or e-mail it to us at and we'll fact-check it for you. You can also read all our fact-checked stories here.)

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)


Read Latest News and Breaking News at The Quint, browse for more from news and webqoof

Topics:  KARNATAKA   Fact Check   Webqoof 

Speaking truth to power requires allies like you.
Become a Member
3 months
12 months
12 months
Check Member Benefits
Read More