Were the exit polls intentionally inaccurate in some cases?During the recently concluded elections in five states, six or seven exit polls were conducted. The television channels went on discussing the findings of the exit polls for two days. Thereafter these channels discussed the actual results yesterday. However, I find that when the exit polls were more or less accurate to predict the results of Punjab, Goa and Manipur, none of the polls predicted the landslide victory of BJP in UP and in Uttarakhand. Only one poll had predicted maximum 270 seats for BJP and its alliance partner in UP. The prediction for BJP in Uttarakhand was maximum 40 seats.
My question is: Were the exit polls intentionally inaccurate to predict the outcome of results in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand? If yes, then why?