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Edited video shared as ‘ABP News’ opinion poll predicting Congress party’s victory in the upcoming Himachal Pradesh elections 2022

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A video of an ‘ABP News’ opinion poll is being shared on social media claiming that Congress is predicted to win majority seats in the upcoming Himachal Pradesh elections 2022. This ‘ABP News’ opinion poll projected 39-45 seats to Congress, 22-28 seats to BJP and 0-3 to others. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

Claim: ‘ABP News’ opinion poll predicting Congress victory in the upcoming Himachal Pradesh elections 2022.

Fact: The post shared an edited version of the ‘ABP News’ opinion poll that was telecast before the Himachal Pradesh Elections in 2017. The actual visuals of this old ABP News opinion poll predicted BJP winning a majority of 39-45 seats in the 2017 Himachal Pradesh elections. By morphing the party names on this old opinion poll video, this post falsely portrayed it as a recent ABP News opinion poll predicting Congress’s victory in the upcoming Himachal Pradesh elections 2022. The latest ABP News opinion poll has predicted that BJP will secure 38-46 seats and form the government again in Himachal Pradesh. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

When we searched for this video using relevant keywords on the internet, a video showing similar opinion poll visuals was found published on the ‘ABP News’ YouTube channel on 31 October 2017. The video shows the ABP opinion poll that was telecast before the Himachal Pradesh elections in 2017.

This five-year-old opinion poll conducted by the ‘ABP News’ has predicted BJP’s victory by projecting 39-45 seats in the 2017 Himachal Pradesh elections. This opinion poll projected Congress as the second-largest party with a total of 22-28 seats in the 2017 Himachal Pradesh elections. The video shared in the viral post was created by morphing the party names on the original ‘ABP News’ opinion poll video clip.

The latest opinion poll conducted by ‘ABP News’ has again predicted BJP’s victory in the upcoming Himachal Pradesh elections 2022, to be conducted on 12 November 2022. The latest ABP News’s opinion poll has predicted 38-46 seats for the BJP, 20-28 seats for the Congress, 0-1 seats for the Aam Aadmi Party and 0-3 for others in the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Elections. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the video shared in the post is an edited version of the old ‘ABP News’ opinion poll video telecast before the 2017 Himachal Pradesh elections.

To sum it up, an edited version of the old ‘ABP News’ opinion poll video is shared as a recent poll predicting Congres’s victory in the upcoming Himachal Pradesh elections 2022.

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