Congress Party leaders express joy over party's success

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New Delhi/Chennai, May 16 (ANI): Congress Party leaders on Saturday appeared joyous over the initial leads as the Congress-led UPA is set to return to power for second term.

Senior Congress leader Oscar Fernandes, who expressed joy and gaiety on the success of the party, said, "It's a very big result and a very good return for all of us."

Another senior leader of the party, Ambika Soni, said, "According to the results that are coming out today, everything has become very clear. Five-year tenure of the UPA, of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and attraction of youth towards the UPA made us confident that we would get more seats," said

Meanwhile in Chennai, the Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK), and an ally of Congress party, workers burst crackers and distributed sweet celebrating the victory.

"I think, I should thank people of Tamil Nadu for being very decisive in pointing victory of the DMK-Congress," said Dayanidhi Maran, DMK party leader.

The UPA is leading in 253 seats and the NDA in 158 seats. The Third Front is leading in 85, till the reports last filtered in. (ANI)

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