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BJP confident of accomplishing 'mission-25' in Rajasthan

Thursday, 15 May 2014 - 9:38pm IST | Place: Jaipur | Agency: PTI

On the eve of the counting of votes for Lok Sabha polls in Rajasthan, BJP is confident of accomplishing its 'mission-25' by registering victory on all seats in the state while Congress is keeping its fingers crossed till the results are announced tomorrow.

"BJP would win in all 25 constituencies routing the Congress in tomorrow's results in the state," Ashok Parnami, the state party president told PTI here. Besides 'Modi wave', Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's 60 days work plan would also pay the dividends to the party, Parnami said.

Asked if BJP fails in achieving the target, the state president said it should happen as party's 163 MLAs had toiled hard for the general elections. Meanwhile, former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot rubbished the exit polls trends and said, "Exit polls of 2004 and 2009 failed miserably. Let us wait till tomorrow...time will tell who wins and who loses on 25 seats." Attacking Raje's 60-days work plan, Gehlot said it proved out to be a flop show.

Asked about the graft charges being probed by the incumbent Raje government, Gehlot said, "Let them go ahead with the probe, set up any inquiry commission headed by any of the sitting judges...We are not scared of any inquiry taken up by the BJP government." Meanwhile, state BJP headquarters has made elaborate sitting arrangements for over 400 people in a hall and invited party MLAs and MPs to watch live Lok Sabha results on TV news channels tomorrow.

The Congress headquarters, however, bore a deserted look today with only a few workers inside. BJP had managed to win only 4 of the 25 Rajasthan Lok Sabha seats in 2009, while Congress had won 20 and the remaining 1 seat was bagged by an Independent candidate. 




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