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Rajendra Nagar polling tomorrow

delhi Updated: Dec 12, 2008 10:11 IST
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Fresh from a historic victory in the Delhi Assembly elections, a confident Congress will be taking BJP head on in Rajendra Nagar seat, the saffron party's stronghold where polling will be held on Saturday.

The result of the elections in this constituency may not make any difference in the Assembly but a victory for BJP will boost the waning morale of its cadre after the drubbing in the Assembly elections.

For Congress, a victory will mean another nail in the BJP coffin and treading into a new territory otherwise a saffron stronghold.

The elections to 69 constituencies were held on November 29 and Congress emerged victorious with 42 seats against BJP's 24.

BJP hopes to ride to victory on a 'sympathy wave' in favour of its candidate Asha, the wife of party candidate and three-time MLA Puran Chand Yogi who committed suicide in the midst of campaigning resulting in the rescheduling of the elections to this constituency.

Riding on the historic victory, Congress hopes that the constituency will send its nominee Ramakant Goswami to the Vidhan Sabha while BJP feels that the 'sympathy wave' will help them "avenge the defeat" in the Assembly polls.

Both Asha and Goswami are confident of winning the seat, so is BSP's Trilok Chand Sharma who claims that he will be the winner as people are "fed up" with both the Congress and the BJP.

BJP is pulling all arms out of its straps to emerge victorious in the election with senior leader V K Malhotra, Madan Lal Khurana and Navjot Singh Sidhu campaigning for Asha.