Assembly Elections: BJP will win at least 4 states, says LK Advani

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 00:47

Zee Media Bureau

Raipur/New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch on Saturday said that the results of Assembly Elections won`t be able to determine the outcome of 2014 General Elections.

In a bid to woo electorate, Advani today addressed rallies in poll-bound Chhattisgarh.

`We hope to win in at least 4 states after December 8. But I don`t think these elections are decisive for 2014, as these states don`t have such a significant number of seats in the Lok Sabha,` Advani said to the media persons.

Advani further added that his party`s relentless efforts have evolved into a "bi-polar polity" and no party can form the next government at Centre without support from either his party or the Congress.

"In the last 20-25 years, BJP has developed a bi-polar system in the country`s politics... Without support of Congress or BJP it (is) impossible to form government at the Centre," Advani said while addressing a huge rally here, which is the home constituency of Health and Family Welfare Minister Amar Agrawal, for the second phase of polls in the state.

Advani also dismissed the possibility of formation of Third Front for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The BJP patriarch claimed that incumbent BJP governments in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh will score a "hat trick" in Assembly elections on the lines of Gujarat.

"BJP will form government in four states - Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Our party is already doing good work in MP and Chhattisgarh, and on the lines of Gujarat we will achieve a hat trick in both the states," Advani said.

Advani, the former deputy PM, addressed the people in Kasdol, Bilaspur and Bhatapara today.

He also praised both Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Raman Singh for carrying out development in ten years of their tenures in their respective states.

Advani lashed out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the issue of price rise in the country, saying, "Even though an economist PM is at the helm, the economy of the country has collapsed.

"Manmohan Singh`s government has been a worst government this country has ever seen... During UPA`s tenure corruption is at its peak and price of commodities are touching sky," Advani said.

Earlier in day, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while addressing a rally in Chhattisgarh said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled-Chhattisgarh Government has completely failed in dealing with Naxalism, and in utilizing the funds allocated by the central Government for development of the state.

Narendra Modi, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi had also addressed rallies in the poll bound state.

Campaigning for first phase of Assembly Elections in Chhattisgarh came to an end today evening.

Eighteen Constituencies spread over eight districts in south Chhattisgarh will witness voting on November 11 while the remaining 72 segments will go into polls on November 19. As many as 985 candidates are in the fray for 90 seats.

The results of the Chhattisgarh elections, along with those in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi, will be declared on December 8.



First Published: Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 18:52

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