Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh expressed his doubts about exit polls after the surveys indicated that the NDA was coming back in power. The CM cited his experience to stress on the difficulty of understanding voter sentiments via exit polls and expected Congress to do better in the state as well in the country.
Singh, who is active in politics for many decades, stated, “With so much experience, even if I go around Punjab to gauge the voter swing, I would not be able to do it with complete accuracy. So how can these exit polls be accurate?”
Republic Media Network’s double exit poll made contrasting predictions for Congress in Punjab. While the CVoter gave 9 seats, the Jan Ki Baat predicted it would win only four seats out of 13.
On the national level, the former predicted 287 seats for the NDA and 128 seats for the UPA, while the latter predicted 305 seats for the NDA and 124 for the UPA.
CM stated that he expected his party to perform better on both state and national levels.
Singh also thanked the citizens of Punjab for the smooth, peaceful, free and fair conduct of the elections. He also expressed his happiness about the voter turnout, which indicated people’s commitment to upholding the democratic ethos of the country, something he felt the ruling party was trying to destroy.
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