‘Political strategy to influence minds of people’, says Shivakumar on PM Modi’s 100-day agenda

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BENGALURU: Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar on Monday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 100-day agenda meeting as a “political strategy”.

“It is only a political strategy to influence the mindset of people. We also have our strategies, and so does every political party. Exit polls are not correct, INDIA bloc will secure a majority and form a government at the Centre”, he said.

Industries Minister M B Patil said, “Exit polls are not realistic. They have not taken ground realities into account. They (BJP) will lose a minimum of 20 seats in UP, 10 seats in Rajasthan, 15-20 seats in Maharashtra and 13-15 seats in Karnataka…There is no Modi wave this time”.

Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister H K Patil claimed on Monday that the poll predictions appear to be ‘biased’, and exuded confidence that the party will sweep northern Karnataka. Patil said, “Exit polls appear to be biased. We will secure more than 16 seats in Karnataka.We will sweep North Karnataka. None of the exit polls gave the sample size of the places they have surveyed.”

A few exit polls even predicted that the BJP-led NDA could reach the goal of ‘400 paar’, as claimed by BJP leaders in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls.

If the exit poll predictions come true on June 4 when votes are counted, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will become the only PM after Jawaharlal Nehru to win three successive terms in Lok Sabha polls. The exit polls predicted ‘Modi 3.0’ with PM Modi having led the BJP’s poll effort through rallies and roadshows in various parts of the country.

According to India Today-Axis My India exit polls, NDA is predicted to win 361-401 seats in the Lok Sabha polls. The INDIA bloc is expected to win 131-166 seats, it said and gave 8 to 20 seats to other parties.

The Republic PMarq exit poll gave 359 of 543 seats to NDA, 154 to INDIA bloc and 30 to others. Republic Matrize poll gave 353-368 seats to NDA, 118-113 to the INDIA bloc and 43-48 to others. The NewsX Dynamics gave 371 seats to NDA, 125 to INDIA bloc and 47 to others. (ANI)

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