As various exit polls hint at the return of NDA to power and second term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu on the other hand had different take on the exit polls. In- fact he mocked at the exit polls, saying they were not exact polls.
“Exit polls do not mean exact polls. We have to understand that. Since 1999, most of the exit polls have gone wrong,” the vice-president pointed out.
Naidu addressed an informal meeting of well-wishers, who felicitated him in Guntur.
Referring to the ongoing general elections, he said every party exuded confidence (over victory).
“Everyone exhibits his own confidence till the 23rd (day of counting). There will be no base for it. So we have to wait for 23rd,” he remarked.
“Country and the state need an able leader and stable government, whoever it be. That’s what is required. Thats all,” Naidu observed.
The vice-president also said change in society should start with political parties.
“If democracy has to strengthen and something good has to happen to people elections, selections, candidates, parties all should discharge their duties responsibly and properly,” he noted.
The vice-president lamented that civility has become a casulaty in the present political discourse.