Bhopal: While the Congress leadership in state is quite confident of the poll outcome in Guna and Chhindwara, they are keeping it finger crossed for Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur. As the state eagerly waits for the poll outcome, the political leaders are busy making assessments and calculations of victory and reverses. Congress leaders have flagged 16 constituencies green where they are predicting party victory, while they believe that opposition BJP might bag 13 seats. Votes polled for the 29 LokSabha seats and by-elections for Chhindwara assembly seats would be counted amid tight security on Thursday.

Going by internal assessment, Congress leadership has flagged Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur constituencies as red and are not very positive. The assessment comes after the MLAs gave their feedback of the Lok Sabha elections in their respective assembly seats. On Tuesday Chief Minister Kamal Nath had convened a meetings of the party legislators and Lok Sabha candidates to give feedback on the parliamentary elections. In presence of CM and party general Deepak Bawaria, the candidates and MLA gave detail report of the elections. Bhopal candidate Digvijaya Singh did not attend the meeting, but his representative gave the feedback.

On the basis of all the feedback received, the party leadership on a state map marked constituencies red and green ink. The party believes that position of the red inked seats is weak, while the party is sure of wining the seats marked in green ink. Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur are among the constituencies where the party is not very positive, while position in Guna and Chhindwara is quite comfortable.