SHASHI THAROOR

BJP IS A SINKING SHIP: SHASHI THAROOR

ANM News Desk: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, unfazed by the exit polls called the the BJP led NDA a sinking ship adding that he does not take these poll results seriously.

A day before the results, Tharoor went on to claim that all exit polls are biased towards the ruling party. He assured that BJP was not going to score as high as predicted.

EC EVM

PARTIES RETALIATE FOLLOWING EC’S DECISION ON EVM ISSUE

ANM News Desk: The Election Commission on Wednesday rejected the Opposition’s demand related to the EVMs and VVPAT slips.

Following the decision, opposition parties have taken to Twitter expressing their dissaproval.

CPI(M) tweeted,“A step could have been taken to ensure transparency and trust in the counting process.”

SHIVRAJ

HIGH HOPES FOR BJP LEADER

ANM News Desk: Former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan stated that the BJP is confident about winning the Lok Sabha polls.

The leader took to Twitter and wrote,“Narendra Modi will become prime minister.The BJP will get a landslide victory. The Opposition is trying to find a way to avoid defeat before counting.”

RAHUL GANDHI

RAHUL GANDHI URGES WORKERS NOT TO BE DISHEARTENED BY “FAKE EXIT POLLS”

ANM News Desk: Congress President Rahul Gandhi cautioned his party workers asking them to trust themselves and not be affected by “fake exit polls.”

The Congress scion took to Twitter and wrote, “The next 24 hours are crucial. You are fighting for truth. Don’t get disheartened by fake exit poll propaganda. Keep faith in the Congress party and yourself. Your hard work will not go to waste . Jai Hind.”

ABBAS NAQVI

CONGRESS IS PUTTING ON A HORROR SHOW OVER ITS DEFEAT: MUKHTAR ABBAS NAQVI

ANM News Desk: Slamming the Congress and other opposition parties for raising concerns about EVMs, senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi stated that they want to “discredit” democracy as they are unable to digest “defeat of the dynasty”.

EVM ROOM

OPPOSITION WORKERS STAY ALERT OUTSIDE STRONGROOMS

ANM News Desk: A day before the counting of votes political parties have stationed their workers outside strongrooms, maintaining a keen watch on the EVMs.

Not just that, the SP-BSP-RLD, Mahagathbandhan in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut has equipped some of their party workers with binoculars to notice any suspicious movement around EVMs.

Congress workers sat outside EVM storerooms in Meerut and Raebareli, from where former party president Sonia Gandhi is seeking re-election. In Chandigarh, too, Congress workers have been keeping a vigil outside strongrooms since Monday.

SIBAL

CONTROVERSY OVER EVM IS NOT OPPOSITION VS. NDA: KAPIL SIBAL

ANM News Desk: Senior Congress leader while raising controversy over the recent speculations of EVM hacking took to Twitter writing that it’s not a political matter and not about ‘opposition versus NDA’. He mentioned that it is the integrity of the electoral process alleging that neither Supreme Court, EC nor the Government was taking any steps to ensure a fair poll. He went on to claim that the only way to curb any speculation was to vote count through VVPAT slips.

BAIG

MUSLIMS CANNOT REMAIN IN A PARTY WITH DISGRACE: CONGRESS LEADER

ANM News Desk: Following the result of exit polls, Congress leader from Karnataka, Roshan Baig appealed to Muslims to “compromise with the situation” if NDA returns to power.

Hinting at changing sides, Baig stated that one must not remain loyal to one party. He stated that Muslims wish to live their lives with dignity and cannot remain in a party with disgrace.

RAJJEV SHUKLA

EXIT POLLS ARE ENTERTAINMENT: RAJEEV SHUKLA

ANM News Desk: Congress leader Rajeev Shukla claimed that Exit polls are “entertainment” and that the real result will be out on May 23. He stated that the party was taking it seriously claiming that the final results will be completely different than being shown in the exit polls.

BJP CONG

PARTIES SPEND CRORES ON SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISEMENTS

ANM News Desk: According to Facebook’s Ad Library Report, BJP has spent the most on Google and Facebook advertisements during the polls.

While the BJP spent Rs 4.3 crore on Facebook ads, the Congress spent Rs 1.8 crore. On Twitter, however, the Congress spent Rs 9.4 lakh, and the BJP only Rs 1.5 lakh.