On the day of apparent Bharat Bandh, BJP took it to Twitter to post two different infographics titled – “Truth of Hike in Petroleum Prices” depicting the increase in petrol and diesel retail selling prices in Delhi over the years. However, somehow, using some next level math logic, the graph shows a fall in fuel prices in the year 2018 – which is clearly misleading.
Truth of hike in petrol prices! pic.twitter.com/hES7murfIL
— BJP (@BJP4India) September 10, 2018
The graphs confused literally everyone on the internet. Even one of their biggest supporters Chetan Bhagat failed to understand it.
Self goal tweet? Am sorry. I didn’t understand this graph. Can u please explain why the yellow bar is smaller in size despite value being higher?! https://t.co/8pOHmHXM0f
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) September 10, 2018
Obviously, Congress official handle saw the golden opportunity and took it to gain social media brownie points.
— Congress (@INCIndia) September 10, 2018
Meanwhile people on the internet had fields day making jokes and memes on it. Here are the funniest reactions on Twitter.
Maths Teacher: Hurt me.
— Vishesh Arora (@vishesharora19) September 10, 2018
2 bhakts reacting after seeing BJP's graph justifying petrol price hike pic.twitter.com/qLkLu1QdGV
— Kapil (@kapsology) September 10, 2018
Decoded the graph guys! 🤓 pic.twitter.com/Zec6VsZccr
— That Goan Boy (@schmmuck) September 10, 2018
I like how he's staring angrily at you as you try to work the logic behind the graphs pic.twitter.com/hsZI8nGCWm
— dj shookethu (@krazyfrog) September 10, 2018
ye saarey milke pagal bana rahe hai! pic.twitter.com/kjZCjyJPnZ
— Nikhil (@niquotein) September 11, 2018
Thankyou BJP for this.
I'm gonna show this to my parents..
I can prove them that my 50 % marks in 12th std is a performance improvement over 60 % in 10th.
— Tony ⭐क (@TonyBhaiya_) September 10, 2018
1. 56 (inches or otherwise) is a greater number than ∞.
2. 28% is savings if you switch to CNG Cylinder.
3. This is not a Graph – it's a new Kit Kat.
28. Maths is open to interpretation.
Any ideas? pic.twitter.com/Sx3fayjb2X
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) September 11, 2018
Ye GDP bhi aise hi calculate hua tha mitron!! https://t.co/4kHQ79t7lR
— Pankaj Mishra (@pankaj_mishra23) September 10, 2018
This is perfect graph. pic.twitter.com/ahLHax8Pjm
— Swapnil Suryawanshi (@swapnil_bs) September 10, 2018