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

Modi is right, Maharashtra Is India’s Second-Most Communally Troubled State

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Addressing an election rally in the state, Modi said after Uttar Pradesh, the maximum communal riots occur in Maharashtra.   A Fact Check based on data collated from replies in Lok Sabha proves Modi right. IndiaSpend had earlier reported Maharashtra’s number two position last year during the clashes in Jammu & Kashmir.   “While the number of communal clashes declined from 2009 till 2011, it escalated again …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

Congress’s Claim Of 25,000 Toilets Built A Half Truth.

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  Maharashtra, India’s second-most populous and the richest state, is gearing up for elections to a new legislative assembly on October 15. With both the major alliances, Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), coming unstuck, the elections are expected to be multi-cornered fights in most of the 288 constituencies.   The …Read More