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'Cong would get at least 100 seats'

Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh today said that he did not believe the exit polls' prediction that his party would win less than 40 seats in the Uttar Pradesh assembly election. UP hung, Cong edge in two states, say exit polls

india Updated: Mar 05, 2012 12:44 IST
Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh

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Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Sunday said that he did not believe the exit polls' prediction that his party would win less than 40 seats in the Uttar Pradesh assembly election.

"We all know that exit polls have gone wrong in the past, and this will happen now again," he saidin Bhopal.

Asked how many seats he expected Congress to win, Singh said: "At least one hundred."

He added that exit polls could go wrong because of a number of factors, including the fact that they are based on responses of very few.

"In a state where crores of people cast their vote, you cannot make any assessment simply by talking to a few thousand persons," the Congress general secretary said.

Asked what he thought of the exit polls' prediction that Samajwadi Party could even get an absolute majority on its own, Singh said, "Impossible."

UP hung, Cong edge in two states, say exit polls