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Real winner in Gujarat is Congress: Chidambaram

Last Updated: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 13:55
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New Delhi: The BJP may form a government in Gujarat but "the real winner" in the state is the Congress, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Thursday.

As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headed towards victory in the 182-member Gujarat Assembly, Chidambaram underlined that the BJP's appeal had shrunk in the state.

"It is true that the BJP has won in the sense that it will form the government," he told the media here.

"But the real winner is the Congress, which (is set to win) more seats than in 2007. It is the Congress message that has attracted more voters."

In contrast, he said, the number of seats which would be won by the BJP with votes still being counted would be around 117 -- the same number it got five years ago.

"It is the BJP base that has shrunk, even if it has shrunk only a little," he said.

Chidambaram said the BJP win was expected as the Modi government had strangulated bureaucracy.

"The important point is the kind of sweeping victory the BJP was expecting is not there and it has been contained below the number they had last time," Chidambaram said.

He said that Congress has made an impression on the minds of people in Gujarat.

"The exaggerated claims by the BJP have been proven wrong. Large sections of people of Gujarat feel left behind."

IANS

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First Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 11:20
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rahul sethi - Fatehabad, Haryana
Mr. P Chidambaram should also know that Maintain these seats are also a challenge....
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rajubhai - jamnagar
SAAVAN KE ANDHE KO HARA HI HARA DIKHTA HAI
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Narasimhan - Delhi
We now know why Mr Chidambaram is considered so important in UPA!!!! He can be nominated for Great optimist of 2012 award.
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Vishnu - Bangalore
Your time has goan man, Now its time for BJP to rule again for Indians...
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Poonam - Mumbai
Congress is just trying to console their loss. Well done Mr Modi, you are really seen as India`s next PM.
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prabhu - tamilnadu
Real Winner - Congress... Real Commedian - Chidambaram
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mangesh - Pune
real win and imaginary win...hahahahahahah ...then in center real win is of BJP as most of Congress MP are won due to money
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INDIAN - INDIA
RAAWAN AND KAURAV`S WERE RULED INDIA FOR LONG TIME. THEY WERE HAVING MEJORITY WITH THEM....AND THEY WERE HAVING POWERFUL ARMY TOO..BUT THEY COULDN`T STAY IN THE SAME POSITION...NARENDRA MODI KNOWN AS KALIYUG KA RAAWAN...HE WILL RULE FOR SOME YEARS...BUT THERE WILL BE AN END FOR HIS RAAWAN RAAJ TOO...JUST WAIT AND SEE...!!!
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guest - ahemadabad
Who is real Ravan? Is not it Congress Leaders at Center.
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dhana - kerala
mr,chidambaram gujarath is not a data entry trik.pls check whether u won last loksabha at sivaganga first
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ruthwik reddy junuthula - sichar
what a joke the bjp is leading in 121 and its vote share went up by3 percent i don`t see any decrease from 2007....i don`t know what he is refering to
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DAYA SHANKER PANDEY - RANCHI JHARKHAND
MODI HI SAHI TARAH SE DESH KO PATRI PE LA SAKTE HAI
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Pankaj - New Delhi
Chidambram and congress is like khisiyani bili khamba nochhe!!!!



KASTURI RANGAN - HYDERABAD
Now it is very clear as to why Indian economy is at the present state of affairs. If a Finance Minister can say that Congress is the winner in Gujarat, then our economy is there as it should be only



jaiho - mumbai
How Indian finance minister dont know the simple calculation of arithmatic, what type of Finance minister we have? no doubt why Inida suffers?



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