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India Today-Axis Exit Poll Gets Names of Uttarakhand Lok Sabha Constituencies Wrong But Predicts BJP Winning Them All

According to the poll, Sadulshahar, Ganganagar, Karanpur, Suratgarh & Raisingh Nagar are Parliamentary constituencies in Uttarakhand.

Despite Uttarakhand having just five Lok Sabha constituencies, the India Today-Axis exit poll seems to be having a tough time getting their names right.

After Times-VMR exit poll’s ‘error’ of predicting a 2.9 per cent vote share for AAP even though the party hasn’t fielded any candidate in Uttarakhand, now the detailed seat by seat break down by India Today-Axis exit poll has incorrectly named all of the five constituencies in Uttarakhand as — Sadulshahar, Ganganagar, Karanpur, Suratgarh and Raisingh Nagar.

(Credits: India Today)

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The constituencies actually are — Almora, Garhwal, Hardwar, Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar and Tehri Garhwal.

The inaccuracy is visible on the Axis My India website which proudly proclaims on its banner at the top: ‘21 years delivering trust.’

The India Today website does not give a detailed breakup and only records the seat share of each party in Uttarakhand. Nor did the exit poll coverage on primetime television make any mention of the constituencies. The fascinating part about the newly named constituencies is that they are all located in Sri Ganganagar district in Rajasthan, not even a neighbour of Uttarakhand.

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The Axis website declares that all five non-existent Lok Sabha seats will go to BJP, but it is hard to believe this prediction now.

Exit polls are a gamble at best as they involve guesswork and the pollsters usually gravitate towards the prevalent trends to err on the safe side.

The Axis My India website, since the publishing of the story, has corrected the names of the constituencies.

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