The Janata Dal (Secular) leader is skipping a visit to Delhi at a time when opposition parties are in a huddle after exit polls predicted a victory of the BJP-led NDA. The game plan is to manipulate or replace thousands of EVMs through this gossip.
"The people of the country are once again supporting the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the work done by us in the last five years". I appeal to all the Opposition parties to be united, strong and bold. "We will fight this battle together". "Without the family, they don't get the crowd, with it they don't get the votes", he said.
The party pointed to the unreliability of polls in previous elections.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday criticised the Opposition for questioning the accuracy of exit polls.
Issuing a recorded audio message for Congress workers, she said they should not fall prey to "rumours and exit poll trends which are being promoted to undermine the spirits of Congress persons".
"Please wait till May 23".
But, on Tuesday, party sources said Mr. Kumar too will be attending the dinner along with party leaders RCP Singh and K.C. Tyagi.
Speaking at a book launch event, he said that right from the first election commissioner Sukumar Sen to the present election commissioners, the institution is working very well.
The pollsters had failed in 2009 when the Congress-led UPA won 262 seats, a figure no pollster could even come close to.
Some of the predictions on May 19, shortly after the voting concluded, projected more than 300 seats for the NDA and 120 or less for the Congress and its allies. The exit polls showed that the BJP is likely to lose seats in comparison to the 282 it managed alone in 2014, but its coalition will have enough to cross the majority mark of 272.