SHILLONG, May 20 - Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today expressed confidence that the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) candidates in Shillong and Tura seats would win their respective seats.
Speaking to the media at the sidelines of a programme, Sangma said: �we are confident the MDA will be victorious in both the seats.�
Asked about the Exit polls, Sangma said �exit polls are exit polls� and everyone has to wait for the results to be declared on May 23. However, he added that most exit polls have predicted that the NDA would come back to power. Sangma�s National People�s Party (NPP) is an ally of the NDA. But there were hiccups over the alliance after the BJP tried to enact the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. The NPP threatened that if the BJP tried to enforce the Act it would walk out of the alliance.
The CM, however, said that exit polls �do give directions� how the results would be. The NDA, he said, �is most likely� to come out victorious in the polls even if the extremes of the exits are taken out. �It�s a clearly strong mandate for leadership of Modi as the country has seen development,� he added.