Congress decides to skip Lok Sabha exit poll debates | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: The Congress has decided not to participate in Lok Sabha election exit poll debates on the television channels which are scheduled for Saturday.
Announcing the decision Congress leader Pawan Khera on Friday said the party does not wish to “indulge in speculation and slugfest for TRP”.
Taking to X, Khera announced party’s decision and listed out reasons not to participate in exit poll debates.“Our statement on the reason for not participating in #ExitPolls Voters have cast their votes and their verdict has been secured. The results will be out on 4th June. Prior to that, we do not see any reason to indulge in speculation and slugfest for TRP. The Indian National Congress will not participate in the debates on #ExitPolls,” Khera wrote.
He also said that this decision is only for exit polls and the party will take part in debates from June 4. “The purpose of any debate should be to inform the people. We will happily partake in debates from 4th June onwards,” Khera said.

The exit polls are scheduled to be out on Saturday after the polling for the last phase of Lok Sabha elections ends.
As many as 904 candidates, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, are in fray in phase 7 of Lok Sabha elections to be held on Saturday. A total of 57 seats spread across seven states – Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Punjab – and the Union territory of Chandigarh will go to polls.
The results of the general elections will be announced on June 4.


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