Amit Shah summoned Meeting Of Delhi BJP MPs Amid Forecast Of Poor Poll Show
NEW DELHI : Union Home Minister Amit Shah calls meeting of BJP’s seven Lok Sabha MPs in Delhi after exit poll predictions, say TV reports. The party holds all Lok Sabha seats in Delhi.
The BJP’s Amit Shah has summoned the parliamentarians of the party for a meeting this evening, as exit polls predicted a victory for Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi assembly elections. Sources said party chief JP Nadda and his lieutenants in the state BJP would also be present in the meeting.
A poll of exit polls this evening predicted that AAP will win Delhi with around 57 plus seats. The BJP, which got three seats in 2015, is likely to improve its tally to around 2-11 seats.Exit polls are known to get it wrong.
Such a result is unlikely to meet the expectations of the party, which had pulled all stops and pressed into service all its key leaders.
Around 240 parliamentarians, 70 union ministers and several Chief Ministers have campaigned in the city for days, and camped out with the voters at nights. Its union ministers were instructed to focus on “nukkad (street corner) meetings” — gatherings of 200 or 300 people. Around 10,000 small meetings were held over the 20-day period.
Amit Shah had knocked on voters’ doors in person to seek votes for the party, pitching the protest at Shaheen Bagh against the Citizenship Amendment Act as a key poll issue.
“When you press the button (on the voting machine) on February 8, do so with such anger that its current is felt at Shaheen Bagh,” the top BJP leader said at an election rally in Delhi. The former party chief, who ceded his place to JP Nadda recently, had also predicted that the election results will “shock everyone”.
State BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, however, posted a chirpy tweet, predicting the party’s victory. “All these exit polls will fail. Please save this tweet from me. The BJP will form government in the city with 48 seats. Please do not look for excuses and blame the EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines),” his tweet read.
शाोलैपगता, With exit polls in Delhi predicting a comfortable win for the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called a meeting of senior leaders of the party and its election strategist Prashant Kishor to discuss the security of Electronic Voting Machines or EVMs ahead of counting day on Tuesday, sources said.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Gopal Rai are among the AAP leaders present at the meeting.
An aggregate of half-a-dozen exit polls predicted that AAP will win around 56 of Delhi’s 70 seats and the BJP, 14. The Congress was given just one. A party needs 36 in the Delhi assembly for a majority.
The BJP and Congress dismissed the exit polls with the party’s state unit chief Manoj Tiwari declaring that come verdict day on Tuesday, these forecasts “would fail” and the party would win comfortably. BJP Delhi Chief Manoj Tiwari says Certain exit polls are showing that BJP will win 26 seats, but let me tell you that all these exit polls will fail on 11 Feb. BJP will be forming govt in Delhi with over 48 seats.
While,Delhi Congress President Subhash Chopra says, all exit polls are going to fail. Subhash Chopra said BJP will not get even 20 seats & Kejriwal is not going to form govt in Delhi, according to ANI.