Mamata Banerjee rejects exit polls, says ‘game plan is to manipulate EVMs’

CPM quietly helps BJP in the battle against Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dismissed exit polls and said she doesn’t trust such surveys as the “game plan” is to use them for “manipulation” of EVMs. The Bengal BJP was quick to response over Mamata’s remark and said “stop living in denial” as the days of her TMC government in West Bengal are numbered.

Most exit polls forecast a majority for the ruling BJP-led NDA in Lok Sabha elections with varying numbers, as the seven-phase democratic exercise ended Sunday. “I don’t trust Exit Poll gossip. The game plan is to manipulate or replace thousands of EVMs through this gossip. I appeal to all Opposition parties to be united, strong and bold. We will fight this battle together,” Banerjee said in a tweet.

The BJP West Bengal unit in a tweet asked Banerjee to stop giving lame excuses. “Stop living in [email protected] didi. You are confirming the exit poll results by coming up with bad excuses for an enormous defeat. Your days are numbered and only @bjp4bengal can build the new ‘Sonar Bangla’. TMC defeat will ensure a new beginning for West Bengal,” the BJP said. In West Bengal, some of the exit polls suggested the TMC getting 24 seats, the BJP bagging 16, the Congress two and the Left Front drawing a blank.