DAINIK NATION BUREAU
The Congress is confident of winning about 46 seats out of 70 assembly constituencies in the state. The state PCC president Kishore Upadhyay in the presence of chief minister Harish Rawat claimed while addressing the media here in Dehradun on Thursday. CM Rawat opined that the volume of money-power seen being used in the Assembly election 2017 was a cause for concern.
A day after polling, the PCC president addressed the media at the Rajiv Bhawan thanking the citizens for an overwhelming response in the polling and averred that as per his reckoning, the Congress would win at least 46 seats out of the total 70 assembly constituencies in the state. Lambasting the BJP, Upadhyay accused the rival party of negativity in the focus of its election campaign in the state. He went on to accuse the Congress’ chief rival party of resorting to the use of money and muscle power in the state. While also alleging misuse of resources in the elections, he expressed confidence that the people had voted to bring about a stable government in Uttarakhand by voting for the Congress candidates.
During media interaction, CM Rawat also thanked the citizens for coming out to vote in the assembly elections. Stating that he was hoping that the voters of Uttarakhand had given a decisive mandate in the assembly election, he too criticised the BJP while expressing concern at the large proportion of money put in by the Congress’ main rival party in its election campaign.
Criticising political occurrences in the near past, the chief minister opined that the BJP had started the orchestration of defection in politics in the state. Opining that defection politics is highly condemnable in democratic polity, he said that the defections machinated purportedly by the BJP were not a healthy sign for politics in the state.