Exit polls have failed to catch people’s pulse, says Andhra CM

Andhra Pradesh

AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday said that Exit polls have failed to catch people’s pulse.

“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”, Naidu tweeted.

“We reiterate our demand to the ECI to count VVPATs in at least 50 per cent of polling stations. VVPATs should be counted in 5 polling stations in each Assembly Constituency at the beginning of counting process. In case of discrepancy, all VVPATs of Assembly Constituency shall be counted”, he added.

On Sunday, most exit polls forecast a majority for the ruling BJP-led NDA in Lok Sabha polls 2019.

Elections to 543 seats of the Lok Sabha ended on Sunday.

According to the two exit polls telecast by Times Now, the NDA got 296 and 306 seats. Meanwhile, they projected 126 and 132 for the Congress-led UPA.

As per he CVoter-Republic exit poll, it has forecast 287 seats for NDA and 128 seats for UPA.

According to Neta-News X, the National Democratic Alliance could fall short of the majority and win 242 seats. It gave the UPA 164 seats

As per News 18 forecast, the NDA will win 292-312 seats while it gave 62-72 seats for the UPA.

However, many news channels are yet to give a final figure.

Voting for the 543 Lok Sabha seats were held in seven phases: April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.

Counting of the votes will be done on May 23.


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