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After Exit Polls predict PM Modi’s grand return, here’s how the opposition leaders are trying to save themselves from embarrassment

Even though the counting of the votes casted in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections is yet to be started, the opposition parties in India are into a panic mode after what the exit polls predicted. More than a dozen of renowned exit polls have claimed that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will secure over 300 seats. To intensify the woes of the Congress party, several exit polls have said that Rahul Gandhi may not manage to grab more than 50 seats for his party.

Rattled by the exit polls, the stake holders in the grand alliance have pointed their guns at the exit polls and the EVMs. Let’s have a look at it:

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said “I believe the exit polls are all wrong” by giving an example of Australia.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee surprised everyone with her absurd statement. She said “I don’t trust Exit Poll gossip. The game plan is to manipulate or replace thousands of EVMs through this gossip. I appeal to all Opposition parties to be united, strong and bold. We will fight this battle together”. Mamata Banerjee’s tweet was shared by the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Even the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister sang in a similar tone by stating that time and again exit polls have failed. He also claimed that non-BJP parties will form a government at the centre.

Karnataka Chief Minister made a series of tweets on the exit polls and even shifted his attention on the EVMs. Mr HD Kumaraswamy tweeted “Exit polls are being used to create an impression that there is still a Modi wave in the country. This artificially engineered or manufactured Modi wave is being used by the BJP to lure regional parties well in advance to fill any shortfall after the results on May 23”.

After SP-BSP formed an alliance in Uttar Pradesh, few said that BJP won’t cross 30 seats. But now the exit polls are claiming that BJP will secure around 65 seats, which is massive. Even in Odisha and West Bengal, the saffron party is set to make massive gains.

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