Modi’s I-Day Speech: Many Claims Correct, Many Exaggerated


    Accountability, responsibility and efficiency were the keywords in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 70th Independence Day; and the focus, ‘good governance’.   The PM quoted data to back his government’s claims and got many right, although some exaggerations were evident and a couple missed …Read More

Kerala Is Not Somalia: Modi Wrong on Infant Death Claims


    Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced criticism for his comments on Kerala, ahead of elections on May 16, 2016.     We fact-checked Modi’s claims:   1) The unemployment rate in Kerala is at least three times higher than the national average.   Modi exaggerated the data, but unemployment in Kerala is higher than the national …Read More