Prakash Raj Dismisses Exit Poll Predictions, Calls It “Totally Bloated”

Bengaluru:  Actor Prakash Raj, who is contesting as an independent candidate from Bengaluru Central Lok Sabha constituency, today dismissed the exit polls which projected a comfortable majority for the BJP-led NDA in the general elections, saying it was “totally bloated”.

“I think that the exit polls are totally bloated because I personally have travelled and been in touch with the people. The disillusionment of the people on the NDA’s performance will be the result,” he said.

The actor claimed that the ensuing Lok Sabha elections will throw up a hung Parliament, as BJP will not be able to gain a majority.

Talking about his electoral prospects, the actor said, “As far as my candidature is concerned, I started very late. I announced my candidature in January and campaigned in the last three months. I worked with an ideology with a thought process that citizen’s voice is important.”

The 54-year-old veteran actor is up against Congress’s Rizwan Arshad and BJP’s PC Mohan.

The counting of votes in 542 Lok Sabha constituencies began at 8 am today amidst tight security, capping a two-month long election process which witnessed high-octane campaigning and charges of EVM tampering and violations of the Model Code of Conduct.

Tejasvi Surya, BJP candidate from Bengaluru South Lok Sabha constituency, is leading from his seat, while Congress heavyweight Mallikarjun Kharge is trailing from Gulbarga parliamentary constituency.

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