Rahul Gandhi Wrong On Delhi Riots Claim

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  Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi claimed this week that no riots were reported during the 15 years that his party governed Delhi.   Gandhi is straying from the truth. The police registered more than 1,100 cases of rioting over 13 years for which data is available.   Overall, 1,109 riot cases have been reported …Read More

BJP Wildly Exaggerates Irrigation Claims, Right On Farmer Deaths In Maharashtra

With Maharashtra assembly polls only 10 days away, opposition parties are questioning the policies of the erstwhile Congress-NCP Government. In one such ad that highlights farmer suicides and low irrigation capacity in the state, the BJP has accused the government of causing deaths/suicides of over 50,000 farmers and “pocketing” Rs 70,000 crore in the name of irrigation …Read More

Congress-NCP Govt Has Built More Houses Than It Claims!

The Maharashtra Government, in the course of an advertising blitzkrieg on TV, radio and social media, is expected to spend up to Rs 150 crore in the run-up to the assembly polls scheduled forOctober 15.   The Maharashtra Congress Facebook page makes many claims. IndiaSpend is fact-checking some of them. We started the series probing the assertion that 25,000 toilets were built in …Read More

Why Does Rahul Gandhi Want To Dump MPLADS?

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  Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi recently made a statement that he would like to see the end of MPLADS or Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme.   Gandhi said: “I want to tell you a reality. If you ask MPs, at least 50%  will tell you that put an end to this MPLAD …Read More