PM Modi’s ‘neutral’ jibe for poll analysts; says they don’t discuss who lost deposits

In a likely reference to Aam Aadmi Party, which lost deposits on many seats they contested in Uttarakhand, UP, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, PM said it was never discussed who lost deposits.

Shailesh Khanduri
08 Dec 2022

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took on poll analysts after historic win in Gujarat. 

Addressing party workers here, Modi said that they call themselves neutral but now it is time they are exposed.

In a likely reference to Aam Aadmi Party, which lost deposits on many seats they contested in Uttarakhand, UP, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, PM said it was never discussed who lost deposits.

“There should be an analysis of the last few elections on a big canvas. Those who call themselves neutral, who need to be neutral, it should be analysed that where they stand, when and how they change colours. And how they play the game. It is very important for the country to know this,” PM said taking a jibe on poll analysts.

“After Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh elections, there is no discussion on who lost deposits. The country should recognise them that they are also ‘thekedaars’ (contractors),” PM added.

PM also said that working in politics with an intent to serve people is being treated as a disqualification. “What kind of parameters are these?” he asked.

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has won his seat by almost two lakh votes which is an impressive margin even in a Lok Sabha election, he said, adding critically that "thekedars" (contractors) have different metrics of evaluating others and the BJP has to advance in the face of these "zulms" (atrocities).

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