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UDF buoyant and  ?confident? despite Kerala exit poll predictions  
Published :Wednesday, 18 May, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 20

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, May 17 :  A day after various exit polls predicted Opposition CPI (M)-led LDF coming to power in Kerala, ruling Congress-led UDF leaders shrugged it off and expressed confidence of getting a "comfortable" majority.
KPCC President V M Sudheeran said UDF had contested to win. "We will win and we will rule," he told reporters here.
Sudheeran said he had spoken to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala , UDF leaders and DCC office bearers today. "All of us are confident that it will be a victory for UDF," he said.
Asked how many seats they were expecting to win, he declined to give any number. "We have a clear idea how many seats we will win. UDF will get a good majority for the continuation of the government. We have no doubt about that," he said.
CPI (M) General secretary Sitaram Yechury said in Delhi the next government in Kerala will be of LDF.
"Exit polls are exit polls. We have seen in the past what these polls have said."
In Kerala, he said: "This government will go and LDF will come to power".
Asked about the front's Chief Ministerial candidate, Yechury said: "We have told earlier. We will sit down and decide. Let the results be out."
CPI (M) Polit Bureau member Prakash Karat said they do not generally go by the exit polls as they are "unreliable".     ?PTI

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