PROPHETIC PREDICTIONS ON THE POLL
The snap opinion poll conducted by Eastern Panorama, published under the heading “Opinion Poll Predicts Majority for Cong – I”, Eastern Panorama, November , 1992, predicted the emergence of Congress (I) as the single largest party, conceding second place to the Meghalaya Federation of Regional Parties.
On the number of seats, the opinion poll predicted around 25 seats for the Congress (I) and around 20 seats for the Federation. The predictions were almost prophetic as the final results of the recent polls have given 24 seats to the Congress (I) and 21 seats to the Federation.
While a preview under the heading “ Poll Prospects In the North East” correctly assessed a Hung Assembly in the February, 1993 issue of Eastern panorama, the same issue also carried an article “Swiss Prescription for Meghalaya” specifying one of the remedies for such a situation for the sake of political stability, an essential prerequisite for development and progress in Meghalaya.