Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said he is ‘1000% confident” that his party Telugu Desam Party will win polls in Andhra Pradesh. Addressing a press conference in Amaravati, TDP Chief said, ‘I am 1000 percent confident that TDP will win the elections. I don’t have even 0.1 percent doubt, we are going to win’.
Elections to the 175-member Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state were held on April 11.
Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu: I am 1000 per cent confident that TDP will win the elections. I don't have even 0.1 per cent doubt, we are going to win. pic.twitter.com/7N7PSSZyYU
— ANI (@ANI) May 20, 2019
Raising concerns over Counting process, Naidu said, ‘There are many problems in the counting process. The EC should take steps to resolve all those problems. There are many rumors regarding EVMs, including that printers may be manipulated and that control panels will be changed. EC has given scope for suspicion’.
AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu: There are many problems in counting process. The EC should take steps to resolve all those problems. There are many rumours regarding EVMs, including that printers may be manipulated &that control panels will be changed. EC has given scope for suspicion pic.twitter.com/UOlmQRoErm
— ANI (@ANI) May 20, 2019
Briefing the presser, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister said EC is losing its credibility. He also reiterated the demand for counting of votes in 50 percent of VVPATs.
He said, ‘We reiterate our demand to the ECI to count VVPATs in at least 50% of polling stations. VVPATs should be counted in 5 polling stations in each Assembly Constituency at the beginning of the counting process. In case of discrepancy, all VVPATs of Assembly Constituency shall be counted’.
Live from press conference at Praja Vedika, Amaravati. https://t.co/CdebCGGZxd
— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) May 20, 2019
Chandrababu Naidu in a presser also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said, ‘PM Modi tried everyone to influence voters till last minute, this is not correct’.
Embarking on his mission to bring all the opposition parties together against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, N Chandrababu Naidu is expected to meet his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata today.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister had recently met UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Chandrababu who had a busy Sunday met CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury. He had on Saturday met Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav and BSP Supremo Mayawati.
Chandrababu Naidu, once an ally of BJP, is among those who are spearheading the efforts to stitch Anti-BJP Front.
It should be noted that almost all exit polls on Sunday predicted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to return in power.
Most of the exit polls predicted a clear Majority to Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) with above 300 seats. Polls predicted party’s landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand among others.
Reacting on the Exit Polls, Naidu said that the polls have failed to catch the pulse of the nation. Talking to a TV Channel, the TDP chief expressed confidence that the BJP would fall short of a majority and would be unable to form the government.
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