NEW DELHI:Congressrubbished exit poll predicting a landslide for the BJP-led NDA, saying the results on May 23 would be surprised the ruling party even as the political circles believed that even the projections of the lower end could well opposition to any opportunity coalition
Though all thepollpolled in the direction of an NDA win, Congress spokesmanRajeev Gowdasaid, “Please wait till May 23. We will surprise you. The whole vote is a difficult job There is also a fearpsychosisin the country and people do not reveal their views. “
Trinamool chiefMamata Banerjeecalled the exit polls “gossip” and said, “The game plan is to manipulate or replace thousands of EVMs through this gossip.”
But rhetoric aside, the BJP’s victory left the opposition in doubt with gripped and 2004’s a repeat to be expected when the predictions mark off the wide. In 2004, the pollsters had gone with a victory for the NDA but the results were seen as Congress’s single-biggest party.
Insights are possible over possible results. Many people were worried that post-poll predictions had only been attested to the fact that in-house surveys – that Congress was doing badly even in those states where it was defeated last December in the December elections. Congress strategists believe that if NDA touches 230, it will be difficult to stop BJP from forming the government again. But if the figure drops below 230, then much depends on the tally that Congress notches up A figure below 100, besides being embarrassing, would render the party vulnerable to the demands of the regional leadership.
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