BJP works out on number of seats

BHOPAL: As only a few hours are left for counting of votes, the BJP has begun to mull over the post-poll strategy. CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and party’s state president Rakesh Singh took feedback districts organising secretaries, in charges of various assembly constituencies, panchayat leaders and RSSappointed in charges in the districts to calculate number of seats BJP may win. The Central leaders also got feedback from Chouhan after the exit polls.

Since the BJP is tight spot in Rajasthan, anxiety among the party leaders about the outcome in MP is apparent. According to sources, the report the state party unit has sent to the central leadership indicates that it will form government in the state. They have also made a strategy for those seats where the rebels of the Congress and the BJP may win. The party is in touch with the rebels who have contested the election on the BSP and SP tickets, and ministers, Narottam Mishra, Bhupendra Singh and Rampal Singh, have begun to work for it.

Deal firmly, do not remain mute spectators on finding any anomaly, Cautioning the party workers and candidates to remain alert, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan asked them to deal Congress workers with iron hand if they resort to cheating during votes’ counting on Tuesday. “BJP workers are well competent from all angles to give a befitting reply to Congress workers.

We will not allow Congress to create disturbance during the counting process,” said Chouhan. “BJP workers will not remain mute spectators if any irregularity happens during the counting. On the contrary, they will bring the irregularities in knowledge of Election Commission,” he added. CM along with state BJP chief Rakesh Singh was addressing party candidates, in-charge, district presidents, and workers through Audio –bridge on Sunday. Exuding confidence that BJP would form government for the consecutive fourth term, Chouhan claimed that during poll campaign, BJP got mass support and public appreciation openly, and this has frustrated the Congress.

Congress is resorting to all sorts of drama so that it can give a temporary ‘false relief ’ of ‘victory’ to party workers, said Chouhan, adding that its workers however, understands well the potential and talent of their senior leaders. “Congress workers know that neither this time, nor in the future; the Congress would never ever come back to power in Madhya Pradesh,” said Chouhan.

Rubbishing the exit polls which predicted clear win for Congress in state, Chouhan said, “exit polls had predicted BJP trailing in 2008 and even in 2013 but the results were totally different. Same thing will happen in 2018 and 2019. Narendra Modi will again be the PM.” On the counting day, BJP State chief will monitor all the happenings and party has released the contact numbers and state leadership will remain available on the these number, the party workers were informed.

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