A social media post that shares the screenshots of a news report comparing the performance of the Samajwadi Party (2012-17) government in Uttar Pradesh with that of the BJP (2017-2021) on a few indicators is being widely circulated. The post boasts about the SP rule by comparing the crime, inflation & unemployment rate of Uttar Pradesh during these two tenures. A Facebook post also shares a video clip of the same news report, comparing the performance of the two governments on these indicators. Through this article let’s fact-check the comparison.
Claim: News report showing SP’s better performance in Uttar Pradesh compared to BJP on few indicators.
Fact: As per the ABP news report, the performance of SP is better than BJP in terms of crime, inflation & unemployment rate. However, this is just a compilation of selected indicators. The report further talks about GSDP, electricity production, per capita electricity availability, ease of doing business, food grain production, toilet construction (Rural), in which BJP’s performance is better compared to SP’s. The complete footage of the news report makes it clear that the viral post is just a collection of select indicators which in which SP’s performance is better than BJP. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
The screenshots shared in the viral post are taken from a recent ‘ABP’ news report. However, the viral post shares only those performance indicators which are in favour of the previous SP government.
The complete news report compares performance of SP & BJP government in Uttar Pradesh on various performance indicators like GSDP, electricity production, per capita electricity availability, ease of doing business, food grain production, toilet construction (Rural), crime, inflation & unemployment rate.
The viral post just shared only those indicators like crime, inflation & unemployment rate of Uttar Pradesh in which SP government performance is better compared to BJP government.
On the other hand, the complete news report shows the performance of BJP on other indicators mentioned above is better compared to the previous SP government. The performance of both the governments on various performance indicators can be viewed from the below table. This data is as mentioned in the news story. We have not independently verified the veracity of the data.
From this, it is evident that the viral post contains only select indicators which are in favour of SP.
To sum it up, performance in only select indicators favouring Samajwadi Party are shared through these posts.