On Diwali, Modi says voters won't elect 'dark rule' of Cong

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Ahmedabad, Nov 14: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is confident of winning people's confidence in the forthcoming Gujarat Assembly Elections 2012, slated in December.

Speaking to mediapersons in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, Nov 14 after greeting the people on the occasion of the ''Gujarati New Year'', a confident Modi said that the people of Gujarat would never elect the ''dark rule'' of Congress.

"The state of Gujarat is celebrating the festival of Diwali, but on Dec 20 the state will celebrate a second Diwali. Gujarat is celebrating the festival of Diwali and the festival of elections under a democracy. Both these festivals are being celebrated with fervour and enthusiasm," said Modi.

"The people have made this resolution to never allow darkness to prevail in the state, they have maintained this resolution for the last 11 years and will continue to shine for the next five years," he added.

The first phase of the Gujarat assembly polls will be held on Dec 13, while the second will be held on Dec 17. The election results for Gujarat would be announced on Dec 20.

Moreover, several political pundits have predicted Modi's win. According to a pre-poll survey conducted by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) for news channel CNN-IBN, Modi-led BJP is once again set to decimate the Congress and romp home with a thumping majority. The survey interviewed 3,658 voters in Gujarat and found that almost 50 per cent of them were in favour of the BJP, while the Congress was way behind with just 36 per cent.

Recently, Modi on Oct 7 completed 11 years at the helm of affairs in Gujarat, becoming the longest serving Chief Minister of the state.

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