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Cong to form govt: Vaiko

MDMK said if the results the exit polls were any indication, chances of Congress forming a government at the Centre was 'very bright'.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Coimbatore
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2004 08:58 PM IST

Ruling out extending even outside support to BJP in government formation at the centre, the MDMK on Tuesday said if the swing being witnessed between the three phases of polls was any indication, chances of Congress forming a government was 'very bright'.

The swing towards NDA was becoming narrower day by day, even beyond the expectations of BJP, and at this level Congress forming a government after the polls was bright, Party General Secretary Vaiko told a press conference here.

On whether he expected shift of partners in case of a hung Parliament, Vaiko said he did not expect such things to happen, particularly in Tamil Nadu. As far as MDMK was concerned, "we will not support BJP in future, even from outside," he said.

When his attention was drawn to BJP president M Venkaiah Naidu's remarks that former NDA allies from Tamil Nadu would repent after the elections, he quipped "yes. We are repenting now for extending support to BJP."

Vaiko said his party would welcome if Sonia Gandhi was chosen as Prime Ministerial candidate by Congress and "we are firm on our stand."

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