Times Now survey a sham: YSRCP

Press Release

, 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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