Yes, we were proven wrong, after the election results PK accepted his mistake and also told the reason for BJP's defeat

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi : For the first time after the Lok Sabha election results, election strategist Prashant Kishor has admitted his mistake. In an interview, PK said that people like us made a mistake in estimating the seats of BJP. When asked about being surprised by the Lok Sabha election results, Prashant Kishor said that it would not be right to say that he is surprised. Prashant Kishor said that even though we have been proven wrong about the performance of BJP, BJP leader and PM Narendra Modi remain the dominant force in Indian politics.

Brand Modi has become weak

Prashant Kishor said that people like me have been proven wrong in estimating the number of seats won by the BJP. But if you listen to us, you will find that there is no pan-India undercurrent in favor of Modi in this election. His personal popularity and the intensity of support for Brand Modi have decreased. Kishor said that rural distress, unemployment and growing inequality are big issues that worry people at large.

Where did BJP lose?

On BJP's weak performance compared to the last election, Prashant Kishore said that BJP's slogan of crossing 400 was incomplete. He said that BJP suffered because of this. This time the slogan of crossing 400 was an open slogan. Like, if we cross 400 then for whom? Prashant said that the slogan of 2013 had a clear objective, like enough inflation, this time Modi government. Prashant Kishore said that but we also said that despite these things there was no widespread anger against Modi.

There was no significant drop in vote share

Prashant Kishor said this coupled with the fact that there is no organised opposition as one would like to see, more or less the status quo will continue. PK admitted that he and other pollsters were “very wrong” in their estimation, but pointed out that “in terms of vote share, the BJP has got almost the same number of votes as last time. Yes, we made a mistake in understanding the status quo in vote share as well as seats,” Prashant Kishor said.

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