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Exit polls ‘bogus’, ‘deliberate attempt’ to justify rigging, says Congress

Terming the exit polls ‘bogus’, the Congress has said they were a ‘deliberate attempt’ to justify rigging of the elections and part of ‘psychological games’ being played by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lower the morale of the INDIA alliance workers and supporters.

While speaking to the press outside after AICC headquarters, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh hit out at Prime Minister Modi for holding several meetings, including a long brainstorming session to review the 100-day agenda of the ‘new government’, saying these were ‘pressure tactics’ to send out a signal to the bureaucracy and the administrative structure that he is coming back.

‘These are mind games — ‘I am coming back, I am going to be the prime minister again’. He is sending a signal to the bureaucracy, the administrative structure of the country and we hope that the civil servants who have been entrusted with the responsibility of ensuing a fair counting of votes will not be intimidated and not frightened by these pressure tactics,’ Ramesh said.

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi reacts to exit polls predicting a resounding win for the BJP-led NDA, said: ‘This is not an exit poll, it’s Modi media poll.INDIA bloc will get 295 seats.”

All ten major exit polls forecast a decisive win for the BJP, with some even projecting a two-thirds majority for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the 543-member House.

The projections suggest that the BJP is poised to surpass its 2019 tally, potentially reaching 350 seats, while its main rival, the Congress, is expected to secure fewer than 75 seats.

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