Exit polls predicting victory to DMK are ‘karuthu thinippu’: CM

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam joint coordinator and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has turned down results of exit polls which projected victory to the DMK in Lok Sabha elections in the state.

He said: “The exit poll results which said that AIADMK would win only less number of seats are not true. They are not karuthu kanippu, they are ‘karuthu thinippu.”

Palaniswami also said that his party would post a huge victory in the elections as people’s support is with them. “Wait and watch till election results are announced,” he added.

In Tamil Nadu, the exit polls have predicted an average of 8 seats for the BJP-AIADMK alliance in Tamil Nadu and 27 for the Congress-DMK alliance.

The India Today-My Axis poll predicted between 0 to 4 seats for the AIADMK-BJP alliance and 34 to 38 seats for the DMK-Congress alliance. The Times Now-VMR polls predicted about 9 seats for the AIADMK-BJP alliance and upto 29 seats for the DMK-Congress alliance.

The seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 has concluded, bringing the curtains on the world’s largest democratic exercise, which went on for over five weeks.

On Sunday evening, most exit polls forecast a majority for the ruling BJP-led NDA in Lok Sabha polls with varying numbers. All exit polls released at the conclusion of the seven-phase 17th general election predicted a second term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.