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Original exit polls changed under pressure: SP on UP election predictions

The Samajwadi Party suggested on Friday that television channels were pressurised to fudge exit poll numbers that showed the BJP emerging as the single-largest party in Uttar Pradesh.

assembly-elections Updated: Mar 10, 2017 11:48 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Speaking to news agency ANI, SP general secretary Ramgopal Yadav dismissed exit poll numbers and said the SP-Congress alliance would win a majority.
Speaking to news agency ANI, SP general secretary Ramgopal Yadav dismissed exit poll numbers and said the SP-Congress alliance would win a majority.(PTI File Photo)
         

The Samajwadi Party suggested on Friday that television channels were pressurised to fudge exit poll numbers that showed the BJP emerging as the single-largest party in Uttar Pradesh.

Speaking to news agency ANI, SP general secretary Ramgopal Yadav dismissed exit poll numbers and said the SP-Congress alliance would win a majority.

His comments came a day after two exit polls gave the BJP a clear advantage over the SP-Congress alliance, while two others predicted a close fight between the two formations. The Bahujan Samaj Party was seen as a distant third in all four exit polls available.

Results for the 403-member assembly are out on March 11. The halfway mark is 202.

Exit polls have frequently gone wrong in the past, including in Bihar and Delhi in 2015.

First Published: Mar 10, 2017 10:53 IST

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