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After hat-trick, Shivraj Singh Chouhan vows to win maximum Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh

Sunday, 8 December 2013 - 3:59pm IST Updated: Sunday, 8 December 2013 - 4:05pm IST | Place: Bhopal | Agency: PTI

Buoyed by a hat-trick win in Assembly polls, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday vowed to bag maximum number of seats from his state for BJP in next Lok Sabha elections.

A humble Singh gave the credit for the third consecutive victory of BJP in the state to the organisational set-up and workers, saying, "Had anyone else also been there in his place, BJP would have won."

He also hit out the Congress-led UPA govermnent, accusing it of "discrimination with Madhya Pradesh" and noted that neither people in Delhi nor in Madhya Pradesh are ready to accept a Congress government.

"And that is why our effort will be that when we fight the next Lok Sabha elections under the leadership of Narendra Modi, it should be Madhya Pradesh, which contributes the maximum number seats among all states to form a goverment at the Centre.

"We will not spare any efforts to achieve it. We will work to the maximum to achieve this," Chouhan maintained, adding that he saying this with regard to BJP-ruled states.

The Chief Minister, who was the mascot in the BJP's campaign in the state, said, "I express my gratitude to the party."

He said, "This is BJP, which is getting a big work done by a small worker...Shivraj is an ordinary worker. The miracle is of the organisation. Had there been any other worker in place of Shivraj, even then BJP would have won".

Chouhan described the result as "victory of the people".

He congratulated all senior BJP leaders including Modi for the victory in MP. BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Modi had addressed a number of rallies in the state particularly in the last leg of the campaigning.

Despite an anti-incumbency against a number of its sitting MLAs, BJP's number of seats appears set to increase by around ten this time from the 143 it had won in the last Assembly elections.

Asserting that BJP will form the government at the Centre in 2014, Chouhan said, "There has been a lot of discrimination with Madhya Pradesh. We would have been much ahead had there been no discimination against us."

Calling his victory as a result of "people's love and blessing", he said he would spare no effort for the development of the state.

"This is a victory of the people of the state, BJP's ideology and the party's orgnisationion set-up," he said, terming as "lucky" BJP leader Ananth Kumar, the party's General Secretary in-charge for the state.

The Chief Minister said that it was also a victory of the development works carried out by the state government, which resulted in Madhya Pradesh being counted among the developing states of the country as against the BIMARU ones.




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