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NCP to seek action against opinion polls

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Oct 26, 2019, 2:04 am IST
Updated : Oct 26, 2019, 2:04 am IST

The NCP Mumbai chief said that the Bharatiya Janata Party had planned to decimate the Opposition but the election results indicated otherwise.

Sharad Pawar
 Sharad Pawar

Mumbai: The Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Friday decided to take legal recourse against certain poll agencies for showing opinion polls of individual candidates.

NCP chief spokesperson and NCP Mumbai chief Nawab Malik alleged that these opinion polls misled people about a candidate who won the Assembly election by a margin of over 1lakh votes.

If needed, the party would bring a private bill in this connection in Parliament, he said.

Mr Malik said that by broadcasting fake opinion polls, these news channels tried to create an atmosphere in favour of the ruling party candidates.

“The NCP is seeking legal opinion to take action against these news channels that telecast opinion polls causing an illusion before the people and hampering the prospects of the Congress-NCP candidates in the Assembly election,” said Mr Malik, who is the only NCP candidate to have won the election in Mumbai.

The NCP Mumbai chief said that the Bharatiya Janata Party had planned to decimate the Opposition but the election results indicated otherwise. The people have smashed BJP’s arrogance, the former minister said.

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