Times Now poll survey a sham: YSRCP

Hyderabad, April 17, 2013: YSR Congress party on
Wednesday called the Times Now TV channel poll survey a sham as its
surveys have no credibility and asserted
that YSRCP would get more than 30 seats in Lok Sabha besides
forming the next Government in the state whenever elections are held.

Addressing a press meet here, party spokesperson Ambati
Rambabu said the surveys of the channel proved to be a miserable failure
in the past. “The survey has no accuracy and scientific validity,” he said,
adding, its exit polls prediction in 2009 had turned to be false.

He said generally exit poll results would give more
accuracy but the poll results of the channel in 2009 LS elections that
Congress would get 15, Maha Kutami 22, PRP 4 and
MIM 1 proved to be false as the results were correct only in
case of MIM.

There is a world of difference between the exit polls and
the actual results as Congress got 33 seats, he observed, adding
people do not believe such sham surveys.

The Times Now opinion poll is therefore a false and sham
exercise, he said, asserting that YSRCP would get more than 30
seats leading to the party chief Sri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy
playing a key role in the Government formation at the Centre. “The YSRCP
will also form the next Government in the state,” he observed.

Naidu basking in the false glory

Making fun of the Times Now
survey, Rambabu said TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu has been basking in
the glory of a false and inspired survey that his party would get 9 seats,
increasing its tally by 3 from the earlier projections.

“Naidu must note that TDP’s vote share gradually dipped
to 20 per cent in 2009 from its share of 45 per cent in 1995, he said and
added: “It came down further to 20 per cent in 2010 as per the projections
of the Mood on the Nation survey.”

He said the declining vote share of
TDP had made the party lose deposits in 26 of the 42 assembly
seats and 2 LS seats for which by polls were held after 2009.

“When the Times of India in 2009 said Mahakutami would
get 22 LS seats, it got 8 seats. Its channel Times Now is now telling
TDP will get 9 seats. Calculating at this rate, it will not get even a single
seat,” he said, taking a dig at TDP


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