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'Kirori Meena has lost credibility, he will lose deposit'

Congress candidate Namo Narain Meena seems confident going into the elections even though he is new to Dausa constituency. Urvashi Dev Rawal met up with him as he campaigned in Paota village.

jaipur Updated: Apr 23, 2014 15:07 IST
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Congress candidate Namo Narain Meena seems confident going into the elections even though he is new to Dausa constituency. Urvashi Dev Rawal met up with him as he campaigned in Paota village.

Do you see a chance for the Congress to win here? Or do you think Modi is a factor in the elections?

No. There is no Modi wave, it is only media hype. There is a Congress wave. The results will surprise everyone. Congress will win handsomely. Congress has done a lot of work in infrastructure and social sector schemes. The BJP government here has been in power for four months and people are already upset. Teachers, farmers, youth are all angry with them.

How is it contesting against your brother?

This is also something the media likes to highlight. But it is not brothers, it is two parties, two ideologies in
contest.

Do you see Kirori Meena as a strong challenge to you?

Kirori Meena has lost credibility. He has cheated the people here and he is not being allowed to even enter Meena villages. He will forfeit his deposit.

But he says the Congress cheated him by promising his brother a ticket and then at the last moment ditching him and giving you a ticket.

Kirori Meena is telling lies. He had earlier said he would not contest MP polls and he also said that he would support the Congress. But his double speak has only made him lose credibility.

You were denied the ticket from Tonk-Sawai Madhopur but then brought as the candidate from Dausa. There is speculation that the party is not supporting you?

It is up to the party high command to decide the ticket. The party is firmly behind me. We are united and there is no infighting. The Congress leaders here know that Congress president Sonia Gandhi has given me the ticket.