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Omar Abdullah on possibility of NDA's return: Every exit poll can't be wrong

Most exit polls predicted that the saffron party will win almost as many seats it did in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Jagyaseni Biswas
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While most political leaders of the many opposition parties are squirming right now with the exit poll prediction of another win for NDA, Jammu and Kashmir’s former chief minister seems to be more accepting of the lot.

National Conference chief Omar Abdullah, who has been one of the most ferocious critics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that all the predictions cannot be wrong.

“Every single exit poll can't be wrong! Time to switch off the TV, log out of social media & wait to see if the world is still spinning on its axis on the 23rd,” he said.

Most of the exit poll predictions pointed at a Bharatiya Janata Party win with a full majority in the Lok Sabha 2019 election. Unhappy with the results, several opposition leaders such as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee have cried foul play or dissed it.

“I don't trust Exit Poll gossip. The game plan is to manipulate or replace thousands of EVMs through this gossip. I appeal to all Opposition parties to be united, strong and bold. We will fight this battle together,” she had tweeted after it was predicted that Trinamool Congress would get 26 of 42 seats and the BJP will get 14.

Notably, most exit polls predicted that the saffron party will win almost as many seats it did in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The poll of polls forecast 302 seats for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Telegu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu, however, pointed out most exit polls have turned out to be incorrect in the past.

“Time and again exit polls have failed to catch the People's pulse. Exit polls have proved to be incorrect and far from ground reality in many instances. While undoubtedly TDP govt will be formed in AP, we are confident that non-BJP parties will form a non-BJP govt at the Centre,” he wrote on Twitter.

Vote counting and result declaration will be done on May 23.

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First Published on May 20, 2019 03:38 pm
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