Kalaburagi: While dismissing the exit poll survey reports as a big “golmal”, veteran Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday contended that as per reports available to him, the Congress will fare much better than what has been projected in the surveys.
During an interaction with the media here, Mr Kharge argued that exit poll surveys had given high figures to the BJP indicating the survey agencies were influenced by the saffron party. "Our future is now sealed in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). Let us wait for a day to see the actual results. But various agencies have given different figures. Some say we will get six to eight seats in the state; our reports contradict the figures given by exit surveys. We are confident of winning in many places. If the surveys reports come true, then definitely it is an indication of manipulation of the EVMs", Mr Kharge opined.
When his attention was drawn to reports which said he would lose in the Kalaburagi seat, Mr Kharge said he did not concur with the survey reports. "Based on my performance, I should get elected. If I lose, there should be a reason; let us wait for a day", Mr Kharge remarked.
On the possibility formation of a Congress led government at the Centre, the veteran leader said a meeting will be held at Delhi after the announcement of the results. "Mrs Sonia Gandhi(UPA chairperson) will hold a meeting to stock of the situation and decide on the formation of government", he added.
Mr Kharge flayed Mr Modi for “posing in meditative” posture at the Badarinath temple even as voting was taking place in the last leg of the election on May 19. “Mr Modi is an expert at acting; he will enact any role for influencing voters. It's surprising that the EC dances to the tunes of the PM,” Mr Kharge said....