On Monday, the BJP’s Twitter handle tweeted a graph explaining the fuel price hike – a contentious issue that even had the Congress call for a Bharat Bandh in protest.
The graph attempted to explain that the hike in fuel price was much steeper during the years of the UPA rule when compared to the current NDA government. The graph shows the fuel prices going up by 20.5% in May 2004-2009 to 75.8% in May 2009-2014 and now, only by 13% in May 2014-2018.
Truth of hike in petrol prices! pic.twitter.com/hES7murfIL— BJP (@BJP4India) September 10, 2018
However, people were not buying it. Because despite the steep hike, they were paying lesser per litre back then than they are now.
And so, the Twitterverse came up with their own ingenious way of ‘correcting’ the BJP’s graph.
Here are some of the tweets:
Neither me pic.twitter.com/B97ex5ACsP— Baba Rangeela Popot (@Popat_Patra) September 10, 2018
I attended one class of IT-CELL :D :D pic.twitter.com/r1rglVdPPK— Nafrat Chodo , Bharat Jodo (@Kashif_DXB_KNN) September 10, 2018
Even the Congress took a dig at the BJP and ‘fixed’ the graph.
When you have to hide a 343% increase in taxes, but don't know how.— Congress (@INCIndia) September 10, 2018
Even we couldn't resist retweeting this ;) https://t.co/ulDKp17sVy
And then, Congress also used the opportunity to make an appeal for the 2019 general elections.
Soon, the meme factory and its meme makers were working overtime to produce witty responses to the graph.
These MBA questions are getting out of hand. pic.twitter.com/7ExmbQOK03— Ivan Mehta (@IndianIdle) September 10, 2018
UNESCO declares Maths as the most endangered subject in India.— SaahilMurli Menghani (@saahilmenghani) September 10, 2018
Salman Khan announces new movies, 'Ek Tha Maths,' & 'Maths Zinda Hai'
Where is logic in this graph? pic.twitter.com/OCcWULPIG6— Irony Of India (@IronyOfIndia_) September 10, 2018
Since this is not yet a bell curve, I would propose a no-bell prize. https://t.co/pOBKxrdIkd— Deepak Shenoy (@deepakshenoy) September 10, 2018
As Mark Twain said, there are lies, damned lies, & BJP statistics... https://t.co/brGXj8yh1Y— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) September 10, 2018
Modi ki khoj Arya Bhatt ne ki thi pic.twitter.com/if7x1JeoeJ— Skull Baba (@skull_baba) September 10, 2018
This is perfect graph. pic.twitter.com/ahLHax8Pjm— Swapnil Suryawanshi (@swapnil_bs) September 10, 2018