Calling the exit polls ‘fake’, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday urged party workers to stay alert for the last 24 hours. Congress President also asked the party workers not to be disheartened by rumors and ‘fake’ exit polls ahead of the results of the national polls slated for tomorrow, May 23.
Congress President who is also a candidate from Amethi Lok Sabha Seat in Uttar Pradesh said that you all (party workers) are fighting for the truth. ‘The beloved workers of the Congress party, The next 24 hours are important. Be cautious and alert. Not scared. Trust yourself and the Congress party, your hard work will not go waste. Jai Hind.’, said Rahul Gandhi in a tweet in Hindi.
He added, ‘You are fighting for the truth. Don’t be disappointed with the propaganda of the fake exit poll’.
कांग्रेस पार्टी के प्रिय कार्यकर्ताओं ,
अगले 24 घंटे महत्वपूर्ण हैं। सतर्क और चौकन्ना रहें। डरे नहीं। आप सत्य के लिए लड़ रहे हैं । फर्जी एग्जिट पोल के दुष्प्रचार से निराश न हो। खुद पर और कांग्रेस पार्टी पर विश्वास रखें, आपकी मेहनत बेकार नहीं जाएगी।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 22, 2019
Earlier, a similar appeal was made by party General Secretary and Rahul Gandhi’s sister Priyanka Gandhi on Monday.
In an audio clip which was released for party workers, UP General Secretary said these Exit Polls are a part of the efforts to demoralize us.
‘Don’t trust these exit polls, they (Exit polls) are being shown to discourage you. You should stay alert in the strong rooms and counting rooms. I am positive that our hard work will reap fruits,” said Priyanka Gandhi in an audio clip.
She also tells congressmen to stay active near EVM strong rooms. She said, ‘Your attention is required more. Be strong and remain alert near the counting Centre and the strong rooms’.
It should be noted that almost all exit polls on Sunday after the culminating of last phase predicted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to return in power.
Almost all 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.
While the Opposition parties have termed the exit polls as wrong and express a hope that the May 23 results will be very far from the trend suggested by the Exit Polls.
Elections for 543 Lok Sabha seats were held between April 11 and May 19 across 7 phases of elections. The counting of votes for the mega polls is scheduled for May 23.