A recently published survey under the name of ‘BBC’ went viral on the social media after it revealed some startling facts about the Indian National Congress. The survey exhibited the top ten corrupt parties across the world where the Sonia Gandhi-led Congress Party have been enlisted at the fourth position. The list has the names of other political parties from Uganda, Germany, Cuba, Italy, China, Vietnam and Russia.
A few hours after this survey report started getting circulated on Twitter, the editor of BBC India, Geeta Pandey took to her Twitter account and claimed that the entire survey is fake and BBC has not carried out any such data collection. Geeta wrote,”This is so fake @BBCNews @bbcindia @bbcnewsasia never does such surveys.”
This is so fake @BBCNews @bbcindia @bbcnewsasia never does such surveys https://t.co/fNmzTpWPb9 via @postcard_news
— GeetaPandeyBBC (@geetapandeyBBC) March 20, 2017
A news website called BBC news Point (https://www.bbcnewspoint.com/top-10-most-corrupt-political-party-in-the-world-2017/) posted an article describing a survey of top 10 corrupt political parties of the world where Congress was at number 4. Apart from Congress, the list included Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz, PML(N)- Pakistan, National Resistance Movement – Uganda, Vietnam’s Communist party, Kuomintang – China, Nationalist Fascist Party – Italy, Nazi Party – Germany, Communist Party of China- China, Communist Party of the Soviet Union – Russia.
Right after the article was published on the website, Twiterattis shared the list on their personal twitter handles and condemned Congress for this report.
Many Congratulations to Congress party & all its leaders for achieving a milestone of being 4th most corrupt political party in the world. pic.twitter.com/2l82K7PLpM
— Puneet Sharma (@iSharmaPuneet) March 20, 2017
#सुनो_गौर_से_दुनिया_वालो Indian National Congress Is The 4th Most Corrupt Political Party In The World. Brings Shame To India.
RT & Spread! pic.twitter.com/Xh4PvxfvEA
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) March 20, 2017