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Jaipur candidates sure of their victory

Thursday, 5 December 2013 - 2:20pm IST | Place: Jaipur | Agency: DNA
Congress contestants from city also raise issue of 'non-cooperation' by some leaders & party workers.

The candidates who came to PCC office on Wednesday to give their feedback too filed their complaints of ‘back-stabbing and non-cooperation’ by some party leaders and workers in Assembly elections. However, the candidates claimed they would win the elections despite all odds.

When asked how they would defeat ‘Modi wave’, especially in Jaipur, they trotted out lengthy caste combinations to prove their ‘one-sided win’.

Senior leader Brij Kishore Sharma said that it was the Modi factor that consolidated minority votes in his favour.

He said that he is wining the elections with a huge margin due to minority votes and party’s flagship schemes.

“Raje termed the free medicines as poison and pension scheme as rewaris. This caused resentment in people,” said Sharma, who contested from Hawa Mahal constituency.

Contrary to other candidates who claimed of party’s landslide victory, Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, who contested from Civil Lines, said that no party would get the majority but Congress would get maximum seats in the elections.

He said, “BJP leaders are happy but their dreams will get shattered on December 8.”

Rekha Kataria said that ‘back-stabbing’ took place in her constituency.

NPP candidate Harish Yadav and some local leaders worked against her but she would still win the election, she said. 

Amin Kagzi, Congress candidate from Kishanpol, said that he had an edge as there was a strong resentment against the sitting BJP legislator from this seat. “At the same time, the clean image of chief minister and government’s flagship schemes worked in my favour,” Kagzi said.

Zuber Khan from Alwar said that NPP factor was working on a few seats like Khatumber, Thangazi, Alwar and Rajgarh.

He said that despite all odds, he was hopeful because of party’s flagship schemes.

Tough contest this time
Most of the candidates, though, appeared confident of their victory, the party workers said it would be a tough contest this time. While many workers admitted that there was ‘Modi wave’ and supporters were also not highly motivated, others said that it would be a tough contest where any party could take the lead.

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