Left Front chairman Biman Bose confident of poll victory

May 12, 2011 04:13 pm | Updated 04:13 pm IST - Kolkata

A file picture of West Bengal Left Front chairman Biman Bose. Photo: Sushanta Patronobish.

A file picture of West Bengal Left Front chairman Biman Bose. Photo: Sushanta Patronobish.

A day before counting for West Bengal assembly polls, Left Front chairman Biman Bose today exuded confidence his alliance would emerge victorious with a comfortable margin, dismissing predictions of a landslide win for Trinamool Congress-Congress combine by most post-poll surveys.

“When the EVMs will be opened tomorrow, it will be found that the Left Front has won by a very good margin,” Mr. Bose told a press conference here after a Left Front meeting.

Claiming the ‘exit polls and opinion polls by media houses are just a waste of money’, a very confident Bose said, “The Left Front has decided to hold a press conference tomorrow at 4.30 pm after the counting is over.”

Asked what could be the possible tally of the Front, which has seen reverses since the 2008 panchayat polls, he claimed it could be around the 2001 figure when the Front had won 199 constituencies out of 294 seats.

Asked about the source of his confidence despite most surveys predicting a landslide win for Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress-Congress combine, he said, “We work with the people and among the people and from that our confidence comes and will set up the eighth Left Front government.”

Claiming such surveys had earlier been found to be inaccurate, he alleged post-poll surveys and exit polls were damaging peace and tranquillity of the State.

“The Election Commission should come forward to check this,” he said, adding “the atmosphere has been vitiated since 2001 due to involvement of media and exit polls.”

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