Kolkata, May 18: Refuting the claims by the exit polls, which predicted a victory for Trinamool Congress in West Bengal assembly elections, CPI(M) state Secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra on Tuesday, May 17 expressed confidence that the CPI(M) and Congress alliance would come to power.
"What the people are thinking that can neither come up nor can be projected in those surveys (exit poll). I would request you all to wait for a while as the people will give their verdict on May 19 against this autocratic government," Mishra said at a programme. [Exit Polls 2016]
"The victory of people's alliance against the autocratic regime is certain," the former West Bengal minister added. Most of the exit poll surveys by regional and national channels have given TMC a clear majority in the 294-member Assembly.
"I am getting many calls from various places. I would request you all not to get tensed. We have lots of work to do. The distribution of responsibilities among the cadre on the counting day is an important task which needs to be fulfilled properly," Mishra said.
TMC spokesperson Derek O'Brien said yesterday, "We will wait for May 19 and the actual results. The people of Bengal will bless Trinamool abundantly. Mamata Banerejee government's peace and communal harmony will win the hearts and minds of the people of Bengal."
Congress leader Abdul Mannan yesterday predicted that whatever might be the exit poll prediction, the formation of the alliance government was "imminent."