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Press Trust Of India
New Delhi, May 12, 2014
Congress will not participate in the exit poll programmes scheduled to be telecast by several news channels this evening. "Keeping with its tradition, Congress will not participate in exit poll programmes," party general secretary Shakeel Ahmed told reporters in Delhi. He said that in 2004 and 2009 general elections, the exit polls and opinion polls had been proved wrong.

He said that in one such exit poll last time, there was a gap of 68 seats between the predicted tally and the actual number of seats won by the party.

"Congress has decided not to participate on any channels in such programmes," he said.