Aizawl, Dec 5 : The in-charge of Mizoram election and Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who was camping in Aizawl during the elections, has rejected the exit polls of India TV-C-Voter predicting a hung Assembly in the frontier state.
Talking to this newspaper Mr Sarma said, “I don’t believe that any news channel has gone to remote districts of the state to conduct the exit polls.”
Asserting that the Congress is certainly going to form the government again, Mr Sarma said, “I can tell you that if exit polls, which were certainly conducted in some urban areas, are giving 19 seats to us, we are sure going to cross over halfway as our stronghold is rural areas.”
He, however, admitted that they may not get as many as 32 seats as they got in 2008. “We have assessed on our own, we are sure to get between 24 and 27 seats in Mizoram.”
It is significant that Mr Sarma, who is said to be instrumental in the victory of the party in the Assam elections, was deputed by the AICC to supervise the election in Mizoram.
In Congress-ruled Mizoram, the India TV C-Voter has projected that the ruling Congress party is going to win 19 seats of the total 40 seats.
The Mizo National Front (MNF), plus the Mizo People’s Conference (MPC), is likely to win 14 seats, the Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) five seats, and others two seats, said the exit poll.