Rajnath hopeful of victory in upcoming polls

BJP president Rajnath Singh on Saturday hoped that his party would emerge victorious in five poll-bound states, while maintaining that the party would “introspect” the defeat in Karnataka.

Addressing a two-day national executive meet attended by over 300 party delegates, Singh said: “From our perspective as a political party, of late, there has not been much good news. We did not succeed as much as we had hoped in the Karnataka Assembly elections. We will introspect and march ahead in the preparations for the coming elections.”

He said: “Although the party tasted defeat in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh
and Karnataka, it would ultimately emerge victorious in the Lok Sabha polls slated for 2014.”

Assembly elections

Regarding the upcoming Assembly elections, he said: “In November, Assembly elections will be held in several states, among which two states, Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Chhattisgarh, have BJP governments, while the Congress is in power in Rajasthan and Delhi.

The BJP has people’s good wishes to perform a hat trick both in MP and Chhattisgarh, while in Rajasthan and Delhi we have to move forward with the determination of victory in our hearts.”

The party chief, who said he recently attended several programmes in Delhi and Rajasthan, added that in both the places, “people want to get rid of the Congress regime. In Rajasthan, the political scenario is getting clearer with every passing day as the ‘Suraj Sankalp Yatra’ under the leadership of former chief minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia has successfully caught the popular imagination.”

While speaking about Delhi elections, Singh said: “We are equally hopeful about Delhi too. Delhi might not have got full statehood, but the Assembly elections have a great significance at the national level. And that is why it is important for us to win in Delhi. We have been out of power in Delhi for 14 years. I am confident that the combined efforts of all our workers shall bring us back to power.”

Meanwhile, Singh congratulated Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on the party’s victory in the recent by-elections where it won two Lok Sabha and four Assembly seats, all wrested from the Congress. 

The party chief also praised Modi and his counterparts in MP, Chhattisgarh and Goa for the progress made by their respective states.

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