Haryana assembly elections 2014: Has Congress accepted early defeat with around 20 seats?

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Rohtak, Oct 13: With Haryana assembly elections just round the corner, has the Congress party already accepted an early defeat? Party sources reveal that they are headed for defeat in the upcoming Assembly elections, reported IBNLive.

Party leader who wanted to remain anonymous, said that Congress will get only a little over 20 seats. "Congress will come second in the fray with just over 20 seats. It may be between 21-22 seats, anywhere between 20-25 seats, not more than that," he said.

Even the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) claims that Congress will fare very poorly in the Assembly elections. Satish, a member of INLD's media cell, said, "Congress will lose a number of MLAs this time. It will get 20-22 seat or maximum 25."

The defeat will be majorly because of the party's corrupt image and shameful loss in the recent Lok Sabha elections.

Source said that the 'Modi factor' will not work in a state like Haryana which is dominated by the caste factor.

Congress has 41 MLA in the the current Assembly, while the INLD has 34 and the BJP which is going out of its way to leave a mark in these elections has just four MLAs. An alliance between the BJP and INLD should not come as a surprise as the two have partnered earlier too.

On whether Congress will form an alliance with regional parties, the party leader said, "Congress will not attempt to make a government if it does not have comfortable numbers." But they also added that there could be something between the Congress and INLD.

Voting for the 90-member Haryana Assembly is on October 15 and counting will take place on October 19.

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