Will win UP, says confident Rahul

NEW DELHI: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said exit polls that have given the BJP an edge over other parties in Uttar Pradesh would be proved "wrong".

Rahul claimed his party in alliance with the SP+ would win the UP assembly elections.

Giving examples of how the pollsters' predictions were wrong during the Bihar assembly elections, he stressed that this time also the same thing would happen.

"We will win in Uttar Pradesh. Exit polls projections in Bihar were wrong . We will talk on March 11," he said outside Parliament.

Most of the exit polls on Thursday gave the BJP a clear lead over other parties in the state with one of them predicting 285 seats for the saffron party.

"I'm not giving any opinion on the opinion polls," Gandhi said.

During 2015 Bihar Assembly elections, most exit polls had predicted a BJP victory. However, the Grand Alliance of the JD(U), the RJD and the Congress had swept the state.

The Congress which has joined hands with the SP is hopeful of making a comeback in Uttar Pradesh.

Senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad backed Rahul Gandhi's claim and said, "The SP-Congress alliance will win the UP elections despite the exit poll claims."

Meanwhile, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala claimed that his party will win in all the five states.

"We will win all five states, including UP in alliance with the SP," Surjewala claimed.

PTI