7 true, 2 partially true, 4 false: How InFinMin Piyush Goyal’s interim budget speech is faring on the lie detector test (so far)

Since India finally, formally and forcefully entered the post-truth world in 2014, a genuine growth industry, generating dozens of jobs, has been the business of fact-checking.

With everybody, starting from the “Fountainhead of Falsehood” twisting facts, distorting history and fabricating an alternate universe, pricking the bubble is now a full-time activity.

The website FactChecker has been putting InFinMin (interim finance minister) Piyush Goyal‘s interim budget speech through the grinder.

So far, Goyal, a loud, voluble chartered accountant who is also the BJP’s treasurer aka fund-raiser, has uttered seven true statements, two partially true ones, and four falsehoods.

So far.

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