Lalu now claims exit polls meant to influence counting
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Last Updated: Monday, November 22, 2010, 17:53
Patna: RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav alleged on Monday that the exit polls projecting a landslide victory for the NDA was meant to influence election authorities during counting of votes.

Claiming that the just-concluded Assembly elections will put the RJD-LJP alliance in power with two-thirds majority, Yadav alleged that a conspiracy had been hatched by the media through their surveys to influence personnel engaged in counting of votes.

Those involved in counting should not be influenced by pressure tactics and do their job freely and fairly, he told a press conference here.

Asked whether he would take support from the Congress if his alliance fell short of majority, Yadav said "there will not be such need as we are confident of our victory."

He claimed that the bye-elections to 18 Assembly seats in the state last year had indicated that there was strong possibility of his alliance pulling off a two-thirds majority this time as women and the poor had voted for them.

Yadav claimed that this section had voted for his alliance because of the failure of the PDS system, opening of liquor shops at every village, besides corruption among other issues.


First Published: Monday, November 22, 2010, 17:53

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