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Nitish mocks surveys

Patna, Jan. 24 (PTI): Chief minister Nitish Kumar today discarded opinion polls as “PR campaigns to boost TRPs” by “rumour masters” and said the election results would send them into “deep shock”.

“These surveys are nothing but a public relations campaign which are beamed on TV channels to increase their TRPs,” Nitish said at the birth anniversary celebrations of Karpoori Thakur.

“Some surveys show that more than 63 per cent people say they are satisfied with the performance of my government but will not vote for me,” he said. “Have you ever heard somebody saying I am satisfied with your work but will not vote for you?” Nitish added.

Surveys are predicting only single digit seats to the JD(U) of the 40 Lok Sabha berths up for grabs in Bihar. The polls predict around 20 seats for the BJP and a big increase for Lalu Prasad’s RJD.