How Opposition Leaders Lambasted Exit Poll Predictions?

Exit polls prediction shows BJP will come back - Sakshi Post

Hyderabad: As polling for the last phase of the 17th Lok Sabha election concluded on Sunday, exit polls predictions unanimously projected that BJP-led NDA will gain a resounding majority in the elections.

The polls predicted between 242 to 365 for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and between 77 and 164 for the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA). The results will be out on May 23.

However, after the exit polls prediction, Opposition parties rubbished the predictions. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor tweeted saying exit poll predictions are wrong and cited the example of Australia elections last week.


Tharoor was referring to the unexpected win of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his conservative Liberal National coalition party. Exit polls had however predicted a Labour Party win for the first time in six years. Labour leader Bill Shorten resigned in the wake of the party's surprise defeat.

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah did not side away completely the exit polls results but chose to wait till the results day.


Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu has dismissed the poll predictions saying in the past it has been proved wrong.


Meanwhile, in his state, exit polls predictions have revealed that YSR Congress Party is likely to emerge victorious by comfortably winning over 130 seats in 175-member Assembly. The survey by VDP Associates revealed that YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is the preferred choice for the post of chief minister.

Also Read: Majority Exit Polls Predict A Clear Edge To YSR Congress In Lok Sabha Seats

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) would be "manipulated" and asked all Opposition parties to unite.


Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) leader Sharad Yadav called the predictions a fraud and said that the ground reality was completely different.


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