A day after the last phase of the Lok Sabha election ended and exit polls were declared on May 19 projected a second term for NDA under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy reiterates the claim by Opposition about rigged EVMs. He said that the entire Opposition political parties had expressed concern over the credibility of EVMs under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He went on to claim that developed countries worldwide have opted for traditional polls through paper ballots. He added that the exit poll surveys on May 19 reiterated the serious concern of the Opposition parties on the misuse of vulnerable EVMs for electoral gains by the ruling party.
In a series of tweet, he alleged that the entire exit poll exercise was an effort to create a false impression of a wave in favour of one particular leader and the party. He then said that it is 'exit poll', not an 'exact poll'.
Here are his series of tweet:
This comes after the Republic exit polls projected that NDA will win 18 seats in the state.
In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, in a triangular contest, the BJP secured 17 seats, Congress won 9 and JD(S) garnered 2. However, in 2019 arch rivals Congress-JD(S) united in agreement to fight on a 21-7 seat share formula respectively to give BJP a tough battle, however, their warring coalition became a significant focus of this political season.
In a state with 18 seats up for grabs, the Congress is predicted to win 7 seats and their ally JD(S) projected to win 2 seats making that a total of 9 seats for the UPA, while the NDA is predicted to secure a double with 18 seats. However, the UPA vote-share is predicted to be larger with 49.3% compared to NDA's 48.3%.
Compared to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress party is predicted to lose