Datia: While the exit polls have predicted a tight race between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed confidence that his party would win with a comfortable majority in the Assembly election and exuded confidence of forming a government in the state for the fourth consecutive time.
"I am the biggest surveyor (pollster) as I remain in the midst of public all day long. The BJP is set to romp home," Chouhan said after visiting the famous Shree Pitambara Peeth temple. He was asked about exit polls predicting a close fight between the BJP and the Congress.
"We have got the blessings of every section of society in the elections and we are on the way to win the polls," he claimed. The state went to polls on November 28 and results for the 230-member House will be declared on December 11.
"Abki baar, 200 par (this time, over 200 seats)," Chouhan said repeating the BJP's slogan for the MP polls.
"I have come to seek the blessing of goddess Pitambara for the well being of Madhya Pradesh," the Chief Minister said.
Exit Polls have predicted that the Congress may emerge as the single largest party in Madhya Pradesh while the BJP is likely to be a close second. As per the CNX Exit poll, the BJP has got 126 seats, Congress has bagged 89, BSP 6 and others 9. According to Axis poll, Congress will win 113 seats, BJP 111, others 6.
As per C-Voter poll, Congress will win 110-126 seats while BJP will bag 90-106 seats. Lokniti-CSDS has given a lead to the Congress with 126 seats for the grand old party, 94 for BJP and 10 to others. Jan Ki Baat has also predicted a hung assembly with 118 seats going to the BJP, 105 to the Congress and 7 to others.