Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a series of claims throughout 2017, many of which turned out to be either untrue or partially true. Here is a list of ten such claims made by the PM which could not withstand scrutiny.

1. Former PM Vajpayee was a passenger on India’s first ever metro

At a speech to mark the inauguration of the Magenta line of Delhi metro, PM Modi on December 25 said that former PM Vajpayee became a passenger on India’s first ever metro service when the Delhi metro was flagged off in 2002. The contention proved to be incorrect.

The first metro service to be launched in India was the Kolkata metro, the foundation stone for which was laid by former PM Indira Gandhi in 1972. The service was finally launced in 1984. Delhi metro was India’s 2nd metro service after Kolkata.

2. Linking Gujarat election to Manmohan Singh meeting Pak diplomat at Mani Shankar Aiyar’s house

In one of the rallies ahead of the Gujarat polls, PM Modi insinuated that a conspiracy was afoot by suggesting that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Vice-President Hamid Ansari and former Army chief General Deepak Kapoor had gathered at the residence of Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar at New Delhi on December 6 to meet the Pakistani High Commissioner. PM Modi’s suggestion, implying a link between the meeting and the Gujarat election had kicked up a storm.

Former Chief of Army Staff General Deepak Kapoor who was also present at the meeting had said that the Gujarat election was not discussed in the meeting. After the election had concluded, Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister and Leader of the Rajya Sabha issued a clarification in the upper house that the Prime Minister did not question nor mean to question the commitment of former PM Manmohan Singh and former VP Hamid Ansari.

3. “We started the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme”

PM Modi while addressing a rally in Karnataka in October stated that it was his govt that had launched the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme. He added that the Govt had saved upto Rs,57,000 crore by eliminating middlemen and plugging leakages.

This claim too fell flat on its face, as the DBT scheme had been first launched in the year 2013. The Union Budget of February 2013 had announced that the scheme would be retrospectively effective from January 1, 2013. In fact, a tweet by the Prime Minister’s Office (@PMOIndia) of August 2017 itself stated how the DBT scheme had grown from 2013-14 to the present year.

4. Mani Shankar Aiyar’s statement on Mughal dynasty and Congress party distorted

On the eve of the Gujarat election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made yet another claim that turned out to be misleading. PM Modi referred to a statement by Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar wherein he claimed that Aiyar had compared the Congress party to the Mughal dynasty. In his characteristic style, the Prime Minister said that eminent Congress leaders were themselves admitting that the party was the family and the family was the party.

However, it turned out that Aiyar’s quote had been mischievously edited. The Congress leader was not comparing Rahul Gandhi’s election to the post of party president with Aurangzeb Raj as alleged by PM Modi and sections of mainstream media. He was actually drawing a contrast between the dynasticism of the Mughals and the democratic nature of the election within the party for the post of President.

5. More electricity supplied during Eid than Diwali in U.P

Ahead of the U.P assembly election, PM Modi at a rally in Fatehpur had suggested that the U.P govt then headed by the Samajwadi party had supplied more electricity during the festival of Eid than Diwali. PM Modi had said, “Ramzan me bijli ati hai toh Diwali me bhi ani chahiye; bhedbhav nahi hona chahiye” (If there is electricity during Ramadan then it must be available during Diwali too; there shouldn’t be any discrimination). 

This assertion too turned out to be false as according to official statistics, the power supply on Eid (6 July 2016) was 13,500 MW per day while the power supply on Diwali (28 Oct to Nov 1, 2016) was 15,400 MW per day with a 24-hour supply on all 5 days. These statistics clearly showed that not only was the power supply not deficient on the days of Diwali, but in fact was more than Eid.

6. ISI link to Kanpur train derailment

150 people were killed when 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna express derailed near Pukhraya in Kanpur in November 2016. Addressing a rally in U.P in February 2017 ahead of the U.P assembly election, PM Modi made a startling claim that Pakistan’s ISI was behind the derailment.

This claim was busted by none other than the then DGP of U.P Police Javeed Ahmed and DG Railways, U.P Police who stated on record that there was no evidence of the involvement of ISI in the train derailment.

7. Uttar Pradesh is number 1 in crime

Prime Minister Modi claimed that Uttar Pradesh had the highest crime rate among all the states in the country, with 24 rapes, 21 attempts to rape, 13 murders, 33 kidnappings, 19 riots and 136 thefts every day. This remark was made at an election rally in the state.

However, a simple fact check revealed that PM Modi’s remark was untrue and misleading. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), crime rate is calculated per 100,000 population and not on the basis of ‘per day’ measure which PM Modi referred to. While states with larger population record higher number of crimes in absolute terms, crime rate per 100,000 population is a better measure for comparing crime rate between different states. Dissecting the data on crime for 2015 which is the latest data available on the NCRB website, it was found that PM Modi’s figures were highly inflated. Contrary to what he claimed, the figures translated to ‘per day’ terms revealed that other states were ahead of U.P in terms of crime rate.

8. Insurance scheme to protect against weather-based uncertainties launched

“Humne aisi Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana laaye hai ki agar prakrutik karano se kisan buaai nahin kar paaya, to bhi usko bima milega. Aisi koi yojana dekhi hai?” (We started such a crop insurance scheme–named Prime Ministers’ Crop Insurance Scheme – where, even if natural reasons affect the crop at sowing, the farmer will be insured. Has anybody seen such a scheme before?) said Prime Minister Modi at a rally at Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh in February 2017.

PM Modi’s claim was misleading. As reported by Hindustan Times, the earlier insurance scheme for farmers had a sub-scheme named Weather-Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS). Weather-based crop insurance had been launched in India during the Kharif 2003 season on a pilot basis. WBCIS insured crops against the vagaries of nature such as drought, excessive rain and frost.

9. Maximum number of atrocities against Dalits in U.P

Hindustan mein sabse jyada Daliton par atyachaar agar kahin hote hai, to us pradesh ka naam hai Uttar Pradesh” (If there is a region in India where crimes against lower castes are the highest, it is Uttar Pradesh), Prime Minister Modi claimed in the rally at Barabanki in U.P in February 2017. This claim is not true, according to this report by Hindustan Times. As pointed out above, crime rate is calculated by the NCRB per 100,000 population and not on the basis of absolute number of crimes reported. Insofar as crimes against Scheduled Castes (SCs) are concerned, U.P’s crime rate was 20 per 100,000 population. As many as 11 states registered a worse crime rate against SCs than UP, according to the NCRB data. Rajasthan had the highest crime rate against SCs with 57 crimes per 100,000 population.

10. Rahul Gandhi referred to ‘coconut juice’ and ‘aloo ki factory’

PM Modi in a rally in Uttar Pradesh on March 1, 2017 claimed that Congress President Rahul Gandhi had said he would help farmers in Manipur extract ‘coconut juice’ and sell it in London. He further said that Rahul Gandhi had claimed he would set up a potato factory (Aloo ki factory) for farmers

The truth is that Rahul Gandhi had not referred to coconut or ‘coconut juice’ but pineapple juice.

With regard to PM Modi’s claim that Rahul Gandhi had spoken about setting up a potato factory, the latter had in fact referred to setting up a factory for making potato chips and not potato.

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Half of ur reason is a crap.. By riding a first metro he might have meant overground metro.. NON RAILWAY Metro.. So instead of showing ur poor education better u should ve sent a questionnaire to get a clarification from him. For your education let me tell you Kolkata was first underground metro fully owned by Indian rally. Delhi metro is first overground metro fully owned my DMRC which was 1st of its kind a joint venture between state, centre and Japan’s JICA. ALL OTHER STATE CAPITAL METRO FOLLOWS DELHI METRO MODEL AND NOT ON KOLKATA MODEL.. SO MODI is… Read more »

amit kularni
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amit kularni

Funny fellow. Delhi Metro is also underground at quite a few places. Metro is metro. Tomorrow there may be another metro project with join venture between state, center,municipality and russia and then you will call that nation’s first metro again … bhakt

Dr Pramod
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Dr Pramod

Mr Md Ayaz. Very True.Not only half this whole alt news is crap. Today India is sending its 100th satellite in the orbit. What a massive feat for ISRO in the past 3 and 1/2 yrs. Modiji did a great job by creating ISRO and orbiting all of the 100 in the past 3 and half yrs. The past 70 years India was sleeping. By the way Modiji forgot to mention that he was the first Indian to fly….of course in a water plane!
I hope reading this is orgasmic to you!

Peter John V
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Peter John V

Dear friend Ayaz, Your reasoning is out of this world man ! You are suggesting Modiji might have meant first overground metro???? Then someone could say he meant the first metro painted in blue colour or the first metro with 3 coaches or first metro that was inaugurated on a Monday or first metro that was…..bla bla bla….

LAKSHMIPATHI
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Peter John, I think you have not gone through my comments just below this. It has the reply to your frantic imagination.

LAKSHMIPATHI
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I find this AltNews is a publicity organ of dynasty group, may have been paid heavily by them as they appear to have enough money. Ii also throws an impression that this News is going hand in hand with all the groups from Award Wapsi to the Latest and sudden heros of Gujarat. You may have been second fiddle to NDTV as well. But quoting some comments made by our great P.M. , here and there, you can be sure that your image tarnishing sequences will not be affected and face the same death like others in the past. Have… Read more »

Prince
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Prince

Irony is you support all these lies propagated by BJP and then comments “finally truth will prevail”

Dr Pramod
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Dr Pramod

Mr LAKSHMI ka PATI. No need to come over to alt news. Only a hand full of viewers of NDTV and readers of alt news will do no harm. Its all INDIA SHINING and NEW INDIA 2022 all the way. Congress is a mock as an opposition.

Run to the bathroom I suppose this would give you multiple ejaculates!!

LAKSHMIPATHI
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MANY THANKS

PakChipak RajaBabu
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PakChipak RajaBabu

What keeps you bringing here then. Go and watch Zee News, or the Republic or many of the BJP owned news channels.

manu
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manu

yeah right……thats why pro-bjp industrialists and bjp mps own more than 67% of our channels ……independent news outfits are to be blamed for propaganda ……..where do you guys go to get your heads addled ?—the local shaka?

LAKSHMIPATHI
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Ask Mani Iyer , his associate and Rahul, which place they prefer, Pakistan or China or Behrin.
You can get a positive reply.

PakChipak RajaBabu
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PakChipak RajaBabu

Modi G was born with foot in mouth disorder. Half of the time he is hallucinating, and the other half of the time he is wandering across the country and the globe. But you can’t question his credibility, because apparently that leads to a burning sensation down under chairs of his followers (most of them are as uneducated and illiterate as Modi G himself)

LAKSHMIPATHI
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Modiji did not go to other nations for depositing money in Swiss nor asked for help to dethrone Bharath Matha from Cangrass President portfolio. He did not even negotiate gains on various defence deal. Modiji has a policy of promoting awareness of belonging to the country amongst larger section of people. He wandered through out the country to remove the spirit of indolence from the mind of people.

Ramachandran N
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Ramachandran N

Only helping others.

Shiv
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Shiv

Laxmipathi, if u support Modi as a pro-Hindu guy, no issue in admitting it….I too voted him 2 bring in UCC…but don’t hide ur support under d bogus development & welfare facade he uses for d largely functionally illiterate populace in india…and every time u can’t be defensive by comparing with previous INC rule and its leaders…

LAKSHMIPATHI
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A reply to your message has already been sent to the editor. I feel you should read the same to clarify your thoughts. It was an e.mail.

LAKSHMIPATHI
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CAN YOU, WITH THE SAME DIRTY MOUTH, SAY WHAT WAS THE ROLE OF MANMAHUAN. HE COULD NOT GO ROUND AS HE DID NOT GET THE PERMISSION OF Bharath Matha. All Dumpfounded more a crippled were put under the pallu of B.Matha and these persons were set free to make nation fully corrupted. The present P.M. is fighting tooth and nail to clean India from several infection affected in the last 60 yrs Net result was delays in enforcing a proper system.

Ramachandran N
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Ramachandran N

BUT TO CORRUPTION CHARGES READ jAI SHAH HE CLOSES HIS EYES AND MOUTH!!!

PakChipak RajaBabu
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PakChipak RajaBabu

LAKSHMIPATHI – please learn proper english. Educate yourself, education is the only thing that could rid you of all your shot-comings. Please educate yourself in modern education, stop going to that old shakha, it has clearly done you no good !!!

Right wing
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Right wing

It is shortcomings.

LAKSHMIPATHI
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Thanks. You are now a defeated soldier have no proper vision and knowledge about the present day politics. Ofcourse, as I do not consider that I have the quality to preach the Gospel to t he illiterate and ignorant people who are hungry about your modern education. By the way which outdated education ? Do you want to call an ass as a horse. or call the corrupted person as Mr.Clean ?

PakChipak RajaBabu
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PakChipak RajaBabu

PakChipak RajaBabu – I ain’t no soldier, i don’t get paid to comment unlike internet soldiers that i particular political party has employed. And i still maintain please educate yourself, learn proper english you will start feeling better about yourself.

LAKSHMIPATHI
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Your thoughts are now perverted. Learning english is not a criterion for emphasising opinions. You are diverting the wholeissue FROM OUR H”BLE P.M.s style of function to learning english. Are you a schoolmaster ? How much english you know. ?

PakChipak RajaBabu
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PakChipak RajaBabu

Honorable?? He is the least honorable man anyone would come across. A person who dumped his wife when she was in her youth and did not bother to separate with her in full honors, and neither bothered to take note of her health and wellness at any age. To an extent that he even kept lying of his marital status.. What is honorable here? Instead this bald uneducated pervert snooped on a girl who was half his age.. Where is honor in this? See, i can understand you getting wild orgasms in the name of Modi G, but that does… Read more »

LAKSHMIPATHI
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Hah, Hah, Ha. You have reappeared in this warfield after facing an ugly defeat, You never commented on basic issues in the past, and now also as like as any Kangrass leader you are fuming venom on the P/M. on his personal life. You have a very cheap and illiterate mode of making comments as you are already empty. First you started with modern english, employment in a political party, questioning the word Honourable, and worst of all you were trying to impeach the P.M.s character. What a birth you have been blessed. Do you feel this is in no… Read more »

Predator
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Predator

How much your raandi ammi gets paid by entertaining chor modi at night ?

PakChipak RajaBabu
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PakChipak RajaBabu

If you are done with humour, please come back with some serious response & If you are a BJP paid bot, please get lost. And if you have such strong belief in your man of honor, question him why the congress leaders he proclaimed as black money holders, and people whom he proclaimed in his election speeches as scamsters, promising that all of them would go to jail if his shitty party came to power.. Question him, why all of them are still roaming free?? Question him that if MNREGA, AADHAR, GST and all other bills that he was sitting… Read more »

Prince
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Prince

But you dont have any problem to support a person who propagates lies

Mohamed Siraj
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Mohamed Siraj

It is Awesome, Excellent and Fabulous but my feelings who Will dare to question, ask and confirm about all these issues and he is not at all interacting with most of the party good leaders, leaving behind Two and Half leaders. Our Hon’ble PM sab is go on giving wrong figures, When and how to ask him to justify his speeches and words.
Who will tag the Bell to a 🐈 Cat ?

PakChipak RajaBabu
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PakChipak RajaBabu

It is not the cat, Dog in this case.

Kunal
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Kunal

Raja Babu you are awesome bro. so right you are echoing every honest indian. way to go brother . request you to please enlighten more people like laksmipathi here coz they have wool pulled over their eyes

LAKSHMIPATHI
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You have a number of Parliamentarian to scream in the mid of each session ‘ Why not pick up one.

Pragjyoti
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Pragjyoti

In Dhaka a few years ago the Prime Minister said that the Sun rises first in Bangladesh and then in India. In saying so it seems he cut the North Eastern states off the map of India and said so to please his Bangladeshi audience. What he said in Dhaka is available in Youtube and in Govt. of India official site of Press Information Bureau.

LAKSHMIPATHI
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You need poetic imagination and study in mass psychology to understand such interesting speeches.

Ankur singh
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Ankur singh

You(Altnews) missed or forgot the biggest of all lie, From lalkila on 15 aug 2017 he said, 3 lac crore got caught as black money while few days later RBI said 99% came back and still counting. In parliament Mr jaitely said for some 4k crore odd amount. So it was blatant lie and totally misleading country.

LAKSHMIPATHI
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One is an estimation basing on the information avalable to him on that day. The other may have been the actual. There can always be a difference between the theory and pratical even in your daily life.

Rakesh Agrawal
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Rakesh Agrawal

This guy became our PM by default, so cannot believe that he is now a PM and not a street corner neta, so is still in campaign mode and true to his character, he lies, lies and lies, even while sleeping and is a disgrace to our great nation!

LAKSHMIPATHI
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How do you weigh yourself ? You have no basic culture and education to respect a P.M. who was elected by smashing the dynasty rule. It is a shameful act and should be called as antinational

SAM PHILIP
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SAM PHILIP

just introspect honestly and sincerely,how many times you yourself indulged in such so called anti-nationalism before 2014,perhaps innumerable times.now you’re preaching others not to do the same. this is the height of hypocrisy.

Prince
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Prince

Do you want our nation to be led by a person who has a strong integrity or someone goes with lies? If PM is unquestionable, why do we call India as the largest democratic country? Seeing your statement, i think i can call you an antinational since you criticized our former PM.

LAKSHMIPATHI
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You are a Prince in which regime. Generally, the families of Kings were fools as they never bothered to exert their brains and spend time in enjoying life with two Ws. The integrity of the previous PMs have already been washed in public. Now certainly we have a P.M. withutmost integrity and never visited the Banks either in the country or in foreign nations to deposit huge sums after making croocked negotiations on defence deals. Please come out of your dreams and see the bright sun shine In case you are not aware of the lies and blunders of the… Read more »

Babloo Prakash
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Babloo Prakash

Modi is not saint that is what the blind bhakts need to realise.

LAKSHMIPATHI
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BUT MODIJI IS THE ONLY HONEST P.M. WICH NEED TO BE REALISED BY ALL OF YOU.

Human
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Human

What about Rajeev Gandhi,Indira Gandhi,bajpayee 2 of d above 3 died while serving for country

A. K. Verma
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A. K. Verma

Sir, if you are going to be a spoke person of Sh. Rahul Gandhi, please admit it openly. Those who have seen the video, know that Sh. Rahul Gandhi did talked about ALOO KI FACTORY and not a factory for POTATO CHIPS. Moreover, do not be to technical about the facts. DBT has received central place in the delivery during Modi Jee regime only and so the claim is true. Have you cared to find out how many times Sh. Rahul Gandhi spoke lies during Gujrat Election!

अरविंद मिश्रा
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अरविंद मिश्रा

Finally let me conclude this discussion, “Modi is ‘Neechनीच’ and no one can stop him by doing the Neechtaनीचता।
भारत माता की जय,
🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩

LAKSHMIPATHI
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And you are not a bitch, only a dog.