After several exit polls predicted a clean sweep for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab Assembly elections, Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said that he does not believe in them and further mentioned that exit polls and opinion polls should be banned.
As per ANI report, SAD expressed confidence in being voted to power in the recently held Assembly elections. Addressing a press conference today, Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal said, “SAD represents the voice of people. I hope God gives us the chance to do Seva of the people.”
The SAD leader further highlighted that he does not have faith in the credibility of the exit polls.
“Ask any Punjabi here, nobody believes it. Last time also, it was predicted that AAP will win more than 100 seats. Such was not the case. When assembly elections happened in West Bengal, it was predicted that Mamata didi will win only by a thin margin but she won with a huge margin. I think opinion polls and exit polls should be banned.”
He added, “Elections Commission is monitoring everything but the central government by using its financial power, gives paid opinion and exit polls to influence the voters. The credibility of exit and opinion polls has decreased over the years.”