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Apr 23 2018 by thetruepicture picture Category Business Services Views
Any comparison of vote-share percentages for the 2017 civic polls with the 2012 urban bodies polls is meaningless, since both the SP and the BSP did not contest the 2012 polls.
After the results of the Uttar Pradesh civic polls were declared, several attempts appear to have been made to paint the victory of the party that emerged as the winner as undue or paltry. Some commentators and analysts, political or otherwise, acknowledged the victory, but only with several caveats. Since these claims and analyses about the UP civic polls seem to be cases demanding a factcheck, we decided to the same with some of these claims to see if the data was being misinterpreted or selectively cited to build a particular narrative.The headline of an article in The Times of India, published on December 5, made its claim clear . What needs to be looked at is how certain sections of the commentariat – the instance below is political – interpreted the data to their advantage to single out one party – the BJP which won most of the civic poll seats.