NYT Did Not Write on ‘Castisum’ Leading to BJP Loss (Obviously)

The post with hilarious grammatical errors has been shared widely on groups related to the BJP and PM Modi. 

3 min read
NYT Did Not Write on ‘Castisum’ Leading to BJP Loss (Obviously)
Don’t fall for fake news, <a href="">click here</a> to check out <b>The Quint’s</b> WebQoof stories.
Don’t fall for fake news, click here to check out The Quint’s WebQoof stories.


A viral post on social media claims that an author from The New York Times wrote an article regarding the recently concluded elections and the lessons PM Narendra Modi can draw from the results.

The post reads:

About yesterday Election result

_*New York Times news....... ...Few lessons from Indians voting pattern are clear*_.

- Indian public does not understand Fiscal deficit & are not bothered whether it is 2.4% or 3.4%. They do not understand that subsidies & Freebees mean borrowing & borrowing have to be paid one day by someone.

Indian public also not bothered about GDP rate it increasesed from 3.8 to 7.4 from last four years which is more then USA, UK , japan.....

- Indian public will always complain. If it is not about price of Onions or Thur Dal, it will be about Petrol or Diesel. They must get everything cheap but at the same time Farmers must get good price

- Don't ask Indian public to change old habits. It is Govt's job to change everything

- Indian public is not bothered about fixing long term issues. They want it today. Not even today. NOW.

- Indian public has short memory & narrow vision. They forget & forgive pasts.

-they intextualy vote as per cast pattern.... Castisum is major enemy for Indian politics which divides indian youth from growth... And PaK and chine pramote castisum in India with help of there own native peoples because both directly depends on India for open market..GDP.....

Indian defence system are more stronger as compared to last five years and PaK and gulf countrys are not able to ruled on India...thier for they fundings in billion to destroy Indian system and only Modi is fight against them......but Indian don't know this..

If Mr. Modi continues fixing long term problems for remaining 5 months, he will loose 2019. A dead soldier can not do anything for country. He must live to comeback for next 5 years. Now he must become a politician for remaining 5 months. If Public wants cheap Petrol & Diesel give to them. If farmers want loan waiver, give it to them,

They don't know about sabka sath sabaka vikas

We advise to Mr. Modi will be to apply for 5 month's leave from being statesman & become politician. After 2019 victory back to being statesman because India can only grow under statesman Modi & not Politician Modi.

----By New York Times author”

The post has been shared widely on groups related to the Bharatiya Janata Party and PM Modi such as Modi Bhakts, PMO India: Report Card and BJP for 2019 - Modi Mattomme, among others.


The article, which appears to have gone viral after 11 December, is definitely not written by a New York Times author.

A search on The New York Times for articles with the keywords 'Narendra Modi' and 'Indian Elections 2018' do not throw up any such article.

In fact, the only article written by The New York Times titled ' Modi’s Party Is Trounced in India’s ‘Semifinal’ Elections', is written by Jeferry Gettleman, Kai Schultz and Suhasini Raj. Gettleman is the South Asia bureau chief at the publication.

The article talks about the BJP's loss in the elections and the possible reasons for them.

“Among the complaints against Mr. Modi: He has ignored farmers. He cannot deliver on his party’s promises, including creating one million jobs a month, which economists said was impossible. The cost of living has sharply increased. And, not least, the B.J.P. has been criticized as too soft on violent Hindu extremists, including mobs that have lynched people for slaughtering cows, a revered animal in Hinduism.”
NYT article

But nowhere does the article make a mention of fiscal deficit rates, voting pattern, the average Indian's memory, or even advise PM Modi "to apply for 5 month's leave from being statesman & become politician."


The post is replete with bizarre grammatical errors, as pointed out by some Twitter users.

The Quint has reached out to The New York Times for a comment, and will update this article with their response.

(Not convinced of a story you came across on social media and want it verified? Send us the details 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.)

Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!