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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    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.
    1. M
      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.
      1. P
        Mar 10, 2017 at 9:53 am
        Pappu is ...nakhilesh know reality, par pappu toh h e c##tiya
        1. R
          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.
          1. S
            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 !!
                1. C
                  Mar 10, 2017 at 9:21 am
                  And see the communal venom and hatred.
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