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Congress confident of emerging as largest party

AICC observer for Mizoram polls Wasim Ahmed on Friday exuded confidence that his party would emerge as the single largest party in the assembly elections.

india Updated: Nov 21, 2003 20:01 IST

AICC observer for Mizoram polls Wasim Ahmed on Friday exuded confidence that his party would emerge as the single largest party in the assembly elections.

"Our party is expected to get more than 15 seats in the 40-member house which went to polls yesterday", Ahmed told PTI at Lokopriyo Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport.

In case, "Congress does not get more than 15 seats in Mizoram then we are open to alliances with parties other than the BJP and secular force to form the government", he said.

The former MP, who toured all the eight districts of Mizoram for poll campaign said the people were frustrated with the Mizoram National Front government and were looking forward to an alternative with the Congress.

Ahmed said there was spontaneous response to Congress President Sonia Gandhi's two rallies in the state which is an indicator that the Congress might come back to power.

The AICC leader alleged that the BJP "was playing a nasty game by having unholy nexus with militants by toppling democratically elected governments as proved in Arunachal Pradesh".

He promised that if voted back to power, the Congress would implement a number of development projects to benefit the people. PTI SB DG MM SPC

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Congress confident of emerging as largest party in Mizoram

Guwahati, Nov 21 (PTI) AICC observer for Mizoram polls Wasim Ahmed today exuded confidence that his party would emerge as the single largest party in the assembly elections.

"Our party is expected to get more than 15 seats in the 40-member house which went to polls yesterday", Ahmed told PTI here at Lokopriyo Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport.

In case, "Congress does not get more than 15 seats in Mizoram then we are open to alliances with parties other than the BJP and secular force to form the government", he said.

The former MP, who toured all the eight districts of Mizoram for poll campaign said the people were frustrated with the Mizoram National Front government and were looking forward to an alternative with the Congress.

Ahmed said there was spontaneous response to Congress President Sonia Gandhi's two rallies in the state which is an indicator that the Congress might come back to power.

The AICC leader alleged that the BJP "was playing a nasty game by having unholy nexus with militants by toppling democratically elected governments as proved in Arunachal Pradesh".

He promised that if voted back to power, the Congress would implement a number of development projects to benefit the people. PTI SB DG MM SPC

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First Published: Nov 21, 2003 20:01 IST