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Congress hopes to win 37 seats

The Congress on Saturday claimed that it was set to form the next government on its own. The party said it would win at least 37 seats. On the question of self-proclaimed chief ministerial candidates, the party clarified it was the task of party MLAs to elect a leader. HT reports.

india Updated: Jan 29, 2012 14:58 IST
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The Congress on Saturday claimed that it was set to form the next government on its own. The party said it would win at least 37 seats. On the question of self-proclaimed chief ministerial candidates, the party clarified it was the task of party MLAs to elect a leader.

“We will get a majority on our own, we will get anything between 37-42 seats,” claimed party general secretary in-charge Birender Singh in the state capital on Saturday, adding, “Party MLAs will elect their leader”.

Singh’s statement comes after veteran Congress leader ND Tiwari’s remark that he was ready to take the reins of state if the party was voted to power. Singh claimed that change was evident in the state. “The BJP has no issue to highlight, therefore they have projected Khanduri,” said the Congress leader.