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Sonia Gandhi's first reaction to exit poll results 2024: ‘Just wait and see’

Jun 03, 2024 12:55 PM IST

Sonia Gandhi said the Congress is very hopeful that the results of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 will be totally opposite to what has been shown in exit polls.

Sonia Gandhi on Monday reacted to exit poll results saying that the Congress is very hopeful that the results of the Lok Sabha elections 2024 will be totally opposite to what has been predicted by the pollsters.

Senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi during a ceremony to pay tribute to former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi on his birth anniversary, at Anna-Kalaignar Arivalayam, in New Delhi, on June 3, 2024. (PTI)
Senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi during a ceremony to pay tribute to former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi on his birth anniversary, at Anna-Kalaignar Arivalayam, in New Delhi, on June 3, 2024. (PTI)

“We have to wait, just wait and see,” Sonia Gandhi told news agency PTI when asked about her expectations from the election results scheduled to be announced on Tuesday, June 4.

"We are very hopeful that our results are completely opposite to what the exit polls are showing," Sonia Gandhi, the former Congress president, said. Follow live updates on Lok Sabha elections 2024

Most exit polls have predicted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will retain power for a third straight term, with the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA expected to win a big majority in the Lok Sabha elections.

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While some exit polls have given the NDA more than 400 seats, most have predicted that it will win over 350, which is way above the majority mark of 272 seats needed to form the government.

The Congress and other INDIA bloc parties have rejected the exit polls, claiming that these surveys were a work of “fantasy” and asserting that the opposition alliance will form the next government.

On Sunday, Rahul Gandhi said this is not called an exit poll but its name is “Modi media poll”. “This is Modi ji's poll, it is his fantasy poll,” the former Congress president told reporters.

Referring to late Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala's famous song, Rahul Gandhi claimed that the INDIA bloc would win 295 seats in the Lok Sabha polls and form the government.

Earlier, speaking at the event marking the 100th birth anniversary of Karunanidhi, Sonia Gandhi said, "It's my pleasure to be here with my colleagues from the DMK on the very auspicious occasion of the 100th anniversary of Dr. Kalaignar Karunanidhi."

"I had the good fortune of meeting him on many occasions, listening to what he had to say and benefiting from his words of wisdom and advice. I feel fortunate to have met him," she said and extended her best wishes to those present on the occasion.

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