The exit polls have projected a majority for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) which have proven to be a major disappointment for the Opposition. After exit polls, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday stated that the time is up for the Congress.
Attacking on Gandhi family, he wrote in a blog: "Congress the first family is no longer an asset but an albatross around neck of the Party. Without the family, they don’t get the crowd, with it they don’t get the votes."
Jaitley also hit out at the opposition parties for alleging that the Electronic Voting Machines used in the elections are tampered. Stating that exit polls are a reflection of what people think, he said: "Exit Polls are based on personal interviews. The EVMs have no role. If the results of the Exit Polls and final results on the 23rd May 2019 are in the same direction, the Opposition’s fake issue of the EVMs would also lose its non-existent rationale."
He lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's style of campaigning and said that people vote on the basis of merit and not on the basis of family names. He wrote, "The personalised campaign against Prime Minister Modi did not cut much ice in 2014 and may not cut any ice in 2019. Leaders are judged on merit and not on caste or family names. Thus, the Prime Minister’s style of rising above caste and concentrating on performance related issues received far more acceptability with the electorate,"