CPI-M rubbishes exit poll forecasts

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 19:36

Kolkata: The CPI(M) on Tuesday rubbished exit
poll forecast of Left Front`s defeat in the just-concluded
West Bengal Assembly Elections, saying such predictions have
no "scientific basis".

"There has been a competition among TV channels to
broadcast exit polls which predicted that the results will go
against the Left Front, but it will ultimately prove
otherwise," CPI(M) state secretary Biman Bose told reporters.

Emphasizing that exit poll forecasts had "always" been
proved wrong since the 2001 Assembly polls in West Bengal,
Bose said, "All such predictions have failed to alter people`s
mandate which overwhelmingly elected Left Front to power all
these years."

Bose asserted that the Left Front would form the
government for the eighth consecutive term, adding, "The exit
polls will only seek to create confusion among people."

Commenting on the sixth and final phase of polls which
completed the entire polling process in the state, the CPI(M)
leader alleged in some booths at Gopiballavpur and Binpur
in West Midnapur districts, CPI(M) polling agents were
"threatened" by the Trinamool Congress workers and the
Maoists.

He said a complaint has been lodged with the Election
Commission in this regard.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 19:36

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