Boasting with confidence, BJP says it will triumph in MP

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BJP confident of win in MP
Bhopal, Dec 6:  Political experts generally point towards an anti-incumbency factor in an election having a higher polling percentage but the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh hopes it will script a hat-trick in the Assembly polls amid a "pro-incumbency" wave across the state.

The saffron party, which fought the elections on the development plank, feels that the state, despite witnessing a higher voter turnout in the last few elections, has shown a trend of favouring an incumbent government since 2003.

The pre-poll surveys and exit polls also support the pro-incumbency factor, as claimed by the BJP. The counting of votes for the state elections would be held on December 8.

The counting of votes for the state elections would be held on December 8

In the run up to the polling on November 25, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj had claimed that BJP will score a hat-trick in MP on the back of a "pro-incumbency" wave sweeping across the state. "The commitment shown by the BJP government in implementing welfare schemes since last 10 years and specially during Shivraj Singh Chouhan's leadership and the kind of vision and sensitivity shown by it, has resulted in a pro-incumbency wave in favour of the ruling party in the state," she had said.

But, Leader of Opposition in state Assembly, Ajay Singh on Thursday claimed that there is strong anti-incumbency prevailing against the BJP government in MP.

"The development talked of by the BJP was a myth which will be exposed on December 8," he added.


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