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Nitish nixes poll result prediction

Patna, May 13 (PTI): Chief minister Nitish Kumar today dismissed the JD(U)’s poor performance as projected by exit polls conducted by several organisations.

Yah to aap log bol rahe hai (you are saying this),” Nitish told reporters in reply to repeated questions on exit polls projection in Bihar. He said: “Let’s wait for the results on May 16.”

Exit poll projections are predicting around five out of 40 seats for the JD(U) and between 20 to 25 for the BJP.

Former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi refused to comment on the exit polls.

Congress state president Ashok Choudhary too disagreed with the projections. “When the results will come out on May 16, the scene will be different and the Congress-RJD will perform handsomely,” he said. Choudhary said his party benefited from the alliance with Lalu Prasad. “Had the alliance come a little before, the results would have been even more impressive for the UPA in Bihar,” he added.