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Is Congress Contesting Only 230 Seats? A FactCheck

Is Congress Contesting Only 230 Seats? A FactCheck

Viral post claims that the party is contesting only 230 seats while 273 seats are needed for a mandate

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Claim

'U need 273 seats for a mandate. Congress is contesting for 230 seats only. SP 37, BSP 37, RJD 20, TMC 40. It means no other party is contesting to form a govt. They are fighting just to stop BJP from getting a clear mandate and cripple the nation. Don't waste Ur vote."

Fact

BOOM checked the official website of the Indian National Congress and found that the party alone has fielded 424 candidates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. As per news reports, Bahujan Samaj Party had fielded 139 candidates, at the time of publishing.

Claim

'U need 273 seats for a mandate. Congress is contesting for 230 seats only. SP 37, BSP 37, RJD 20, TMC 40. It means no other party is contesting to form a govt. They are fighting just to stop BJP from getting a clear mandate and cripple the nation. Don't waste Ur vote."

Fact

BOOM checked the official website of the Indian National Congress and found that the party alone has fielded 424 candidates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. As per news reports, Bahujan Samaj Party had fielded 139 candidates, at the time of publishing.

Claim Review : Congress is contesting for 230 seats in Lok Sabha elections

Fact Check : FALSE

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Sumit is a fact checker and the News Editor of Boom's Hindi wing. In the six years of his journalistic career, he has worked with the New Indian Express, Times of India and Deccan Chronicle. The dynamic nature of digital media finally made him take the leap from print to online, and don the hat of a digital detective.

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