Rahul Gandhi dismisses exit polls, says ‘our alliance is winning’ in UP

While two polling agencies gave the BJP complete majority, four others projected the party will emerge as the single-largest party shy of the half-way mark in Uttar Pradesh.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 10, 2017 2:13 pm
uttar pradesh exit poll, UP exit poll, uttar pradesh election result, UP exit poll result, rahul gandhi, congress, SP congress alliance, akhilesh yadav Rahul Gandhi with Akhilesh Yadav (Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi exuded confidence that the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance he stitched with Akhilesh Yadav will taste victory in the Uttar Pradesh elections.

Talking to reporters, he said, “Our alliance is winning” before dismissing the exit polls that have projected the BJP as the single-largest party in the Hindi heartland state. He added that in Bihar too, the exit polls had wrongly predicted victory for the BJP. The Congress-RJD-JD(U) had went on to form the government in Bihar winning in 178 constituencies, pushing the BJP-led alliance to distant second place.

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In the Uttar Pradesh election, polling for which concluded on March 8, a three-cornered contest is underway. While two polling agencies gave the BJP complete majority, four others projected the party will emerge as the single-largest party shy of the half-way mark. While the SP-Congress alliance is predicted to occupy second spot, the BSP-led by Mayawati, which has been out of power since 2012, will be pushed to a distant third position.

In Punjab, the Congress, led by Captain Amarinder Singh, is locked in a tough contest with the Aam Aadmi Party while the ruling BJP-SAD alliance has been projected to fare miserably after ten years in power.

In Uttarakhand, three out of four polls have given the BJP a simple majority in the 70-member Assembly. In Goa, two out of three polls similarly have given the BJP an advantage over the Congress.

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First Published on: March 10, 2017 12:13 pm
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    MarG G
    Mar 10, 2017 at 7:08 am
    Pappu, you have more chances of winning Satta (सट्टा /bet), if you put your money on BJP than winning Satta (सत्ता /Power) in UP.
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      Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
      Mar 10, 2017 at 10:45 am
      RA- GAA-ANDU and AKIL-,----should now bend over and kiss each other's ,-====soon after tomorrow they both will be history,---Jai hind.
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        Piyush
        Mar 10, 2017 at 9:53 am
        Pappu is ...nakhilesh know reality, par pappu toh h e c##tiya
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          Rajat
          Mar 10, 2017 at 7:52 am
          Haha, he is a joker. A well trained 10th standard school kid can speak better than Pappu. He is a joker.
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            Satish
            Mar 10, 2017 at 8:11 am
            Bjp-difficult to get majority
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              Ashutosh Shukla
              Mar 10, 2017 at 8:30 am
              Thanks God, it is now confirmed that BJP will get absolute majority in UP.lt;br/gt;Pappu jo kehta hai karta hai sab ulta hota hai
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                Pawar RS
                Mar 10, 2017 at 8:42 am
                Who says humans have done away with the tail ? There's a breed on this planet where they are humans and their tails are not visible except to themselves- Rahool Khan ee and Ti[ppu Yadav are the ones !!
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                  chandrasekaran
                  Mar 10, 2017 at 9:21 am
                  And see the communal venom and hatred.
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                    chandrasekaran
                    Mar 10, 2017 at 9:20 am
                    The sanghi posts have a stamp of their own. The irony is these people call others porukkis hahaha.
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                      harun
                      Mar 10, 2017 at 7:20 am
                      Wasted Bloke,cant believe if anyone will last after this many failures
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                        SATISH
                        Mar 10, 2017 at 7:27 am
                        Please wait and see, This Pappu will abscond to Europe - again holiday trip soon after election results. He talks childish, irrelevant topics. SCAMGRESS Party has to come out dynasty rule if they have to survive in the indian politics. Otherwise, they will definately wipe out.
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                          K.Kasinath
                          Mar 10, 2017 at 7:16 am
                          Mr Rahul hi should change his advisors and seniors like Kapil Sibal,Chidamabaram,Dig vijay Singh and Gulam Nabi Azad who are all Five star hotel politicians with no base in the public
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                            Birendra
                            Mar 10, 2017 at 8:05 am
                            are you planning to abscond to syria and join ISIS you moron
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                              Birendra
                              Mar 10, 2017 at 7:51 am
                              rahul is definitely a better person than feku but unfortunatelty it is not going to count into votes because of stupid bhakats
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                                Birendra
                                Mar 10, 2017 at 7:58 am
                                these bhakhts have forgotten the godra macre which this feku has inflicted on humanity,rahul is no pappy but modi is surely a gappu with 56 cm L
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                                  Birendra
                                  Mar 10, 2017 at 8:03 am
                                  this modi is the most illiterate PM of india ,he should better go and sell chai in railway station ,he is a murderer,muslim killer and support only birla adani,tata,ambani etc,and he left his wife just to be power greedy shame on him MORONji
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                                    Birendra
                                    Mar 10, 2017 at 7:55 am
                                    this so called pappu have tought your dad how to respect,off course you do not respect anybobody I wonder if call your own dad a pappu
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                                      Ramakrishnan Kinattukara
                                      Mar 10, 2017 at 7:31 am
                                      If an election is held where only his family members and hangers on are voters he can become PM.
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                                        Vasudevan (Proud
                                        Mar 10, 2017 at 8:35 am
                                        Why no talk about cleansing of Kashmiris pandits; who instigated the Godra, people are so much used to creating trouble to others, even once who get a taste of your medicine you can't tolerate.
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                                          Vasudevan (Proud
                                          Mar 10, 2017 at 8:41 am
                                          You are living in fools paradise.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Pappu is neither a better person nor a better leader, he is not even 1% of Modi, you are gone mad about congress and hi family.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Has he even made a single impressive speech or even 10% close a impressive speech, or even some contents in his speech, even a dump guy will speak better - go home, take your time think and retrospect.
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                                            L bhadrapati Devi
                                            Mar 10, 2017 at 12:13 pm
                                            Why RaGa is not projected as Chief Ministerial face of Congress? He is a failed politician. His own corruption outweighs the alliance boat to sink together.
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