With 36-hours to go for counting votes of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh assembly elections – all three sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministers are confident of returning to power.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who has been in power for three consecutive terms said that his party will form the government.
Speaking to news agency ANI, he said that the Congress was “distressed.”
"The Congress is distressed. Like they first raised suspicion on EVMs and doubted Election Commission. They will try to create obstacles at the time of counting too. State BJP chief has discussed this with district in-charges. They have been asked to be on alert" - Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh
While a few exit polls have predicted a hung assembly in the naxalism-hit Chhattisgarh, incumbent Chief Minister Raman Singh thinks otherwise. In Chhattisgarh too, the BJP, in power for the last 15 years, is hoping to beat anti-incumbency.
"Situation of hung assembly will not come. BJP will form government with majority. I am confident that BJP will form government for the fourth time without anyone’s support " - Raman Singh, Chief Minister, Chhattisgrah
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje who held a core committee meeting of state party leaders in Jaipur, said that she was confident that her party will form the government with a majority.
"I am very confident. We will definitely form the govt with majority,” said Raje.
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