Opposition is feeling the heat of anti-incumbency wave: BJP

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Jamshedpur, Oct 26 (UNI) The BJP has claimed a ''sure and better comeback'' in Chhattisgarh on the basis of the popularity of the ''Rs three per kilo rice for poor scheme'' and ''sushasana'' (good governance) of Chief Minister Raman Singh.

Talking to UNI here last night, BJP in-charge of Chhattisgarh Dharmendra Pradhan said instead of the ruling BJP, the Opposition parties in the state were feeling the heat of the anti-incumbency wave due to the complete failure of UPA government at the Centre on the issues of price rise and terrorism.

''The main poll planks of our party will be good governance of Chief Minister Raman Singh, the Rs three per kg rice scheme and bad governance of the Manmohan Singh government at the Centre, especially on the issues of price rise and terrorism,'' he said.

''Despite being the ruling party, we do not have any anti-incumbency worries owing to the 'sushasana' of the Chief Minister. On the contrary, due to the complete failure of the Manmohan Singh government, the main Opposition party Congress and its allies are feeling the heat of anti-incumbency wave in the state. Moreover, our party has strategically removed 18 unpopular sitting MLAs from the candidates list to negate any kind of anti-incumbency effect. Our number of seats is bound to increase,'' he claimed.

To a query, Mr Pradhan said the Congress could not file nominations in four of the 39 seats, where polling would be held in first phase, till yesterday, despite October 27 being the last date.

''You can guess what is going on in the party,'' he said.

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