''Exit polls fake'', Virbhadra Singh claims

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Shimla, Dec 22 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh today questioned the authenticity of the exit polls that claimed the hill state was heading for a change in government.

Talking to the media persons here he said that the exit polls conducted by some anonymous agency can not be accepted as ''true''. What was the methodology they had adopted to gather the facts from the segments, he asked.

Challenging the authenticity of the agency which conducted the exit polls, he said that all the information the agency served about the Congress party, supposed to lose heavily in assembly election, ''is absolutely false and beyond the facts''.

''It is impossible for one agency to gather information immediately after the polling from the scattered more then 5,000 assembly segments and predict about the change in rule. Rationally, it is fake and a kind of conniving to cheat the people,'' he stressed.

He also cited the instance of then Uttar Pradesh elections where the exit polls predicted BJP victory but actually BSP won the polls.

He also mentioned that even in previous assembly elections in HP the BJP was predicted to form new government but Exit polls turned out to be baseless and Congress formed the government.


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