BJP’s Claim of Unemployment Drop: Data Confusing, Unreliable


  Members of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) during a rally against unemployment in Haripada, Kerala. An analysis of various data sets reveals that unemployment data in India is either outdated or unreliable.   On March 5, 2017, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tweeted that “unemployment rate falls sharply, as Modi government’s efforts …Read More

Modi’s Claim Of New Maternity Benefit Scheme Is Misleading


    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation on December 31, 2016, announced that Rs 6,000 will be transferred directly to the bank accounts of pregnant women who undergo institutional delivery/and vaccinate their children.   He even tweeted about it, claiming it was a new scheme.   A scheme to improve …Read More