Anti-incumbency is prevailing against Raje, claims Gehlot

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Jaipur, Oct 31 (UNI) AICC General Secretary and former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said strong anti-incumbency factor was prevailing against the BJP Government in the state and the Congress was heading towards a record massive win in the ensuing Assembly elections.

Talking to UNI here, Mr Gehlot said all sections of society were annoyed with the Vasundhara Raje Government and the people were eager to oust ''this corrupt and insensitive government''which had never bothered to address people's miseries.

He said BJP top leadership, including party's Prime Ministerial candidate L K Advani, was aware of the anti-incumbency factor and the ruling party was seriously contemplating to drop over 50 per cent of its 120 sitting MLAs to minimise its impact.

This had clearly indicated that the BJP was disappointed over the anti-party sentiments among the people and had already conceded its defeat in the election, he added.

The Congress leader said the Chief Minister was facing problems from within the party and several stalwart party leaders were publicly levelling charges against the people holding positions in the government.

Contrary to this, the Congress was enjoying support of all communities and sections of society and was set to repeat the feat of the 1998 Assembly polls, when it had won over 150 of the 200 Assembly seats.

He said appropriate selection of nominees on 116 of the 200 seats had also brightened the party's prospects at the elections.


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