"In 2009, the Exit Polls gave us 6 or 7 seats out of 21 in Odisha but we won 14. Also, in 2014, the Exit Polls gave us 12-14 seats but we won 20 out of 21. Similarly, this time also, all the Exit Polls will be proven wrong," said Patra.
"We are going to form the government for the fifth consecutive time in Odisha and also we will do very well in the Lok Sabha polls," he said.
"BJP is not going to get the majority. Let the result come on May 23 and BJP will fall short of a majority. BJD will play a prominent role," he said.
Elections for 21 Lok Sabha and 147 Assembly seats in Odisha was held in the first four phases of a seven-phased general election.
Exit polls on television channels on Sunday projected the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to retain power at the Centre with most of the pollsters giving Prime Minister Modi a clear majority again in the 543-member Lok Sabha.
Times Now-VMR projected 306 seats for the BJP and its allies, while Republic TV-C-Voter put it at one seat less.
In the Republic TV-C-Voter, the UPA has been projected to get 124 while 'Others' are projected to get 113 seats. Of this, BSP-SP-RLD alliance is slated to get 26 seats out of 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh.
In the 2014 general elections, the NDA got 341 seats of which BJP alone accounted for 282 seats. The UPA had 60 seats of which 44 were won by the Congress.
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