Nath made the remark while talking to the reporters in the state capital Bhopal on Saturday in view of the exit poll results ahead of the counting of votes which is scheduled to be held tomorrow.
“I don’t care about any (exit) poll. I have confidence in the voters of Madhya Pradesh,” the former Chief Minister said.
Most exit-poll projections released on Thursday evening have indicated BJP in the lead, with the Congress seen to be coming up short and not cashing in on the ‘anti-incumbency’ as they had hoped to. Some exit polls, however, gave an advantage to the Congress party.
Besides, when asked about whether the Congress party is in touch with independent candidates, Nath said that there was no need to do that.
Meanwhile, Congress Candidate from Indore-1 constituency Sanjay Shukla exuded confidence that Congress party will come to power in the state with at least 140 seats.
Speaking to ANI in Bhopal, Shukla said, “Tomorrow results are coming and the Congress party is going to be in power. We will not get less than 140 seats. We have given 18 years to BJP in the state and they have done nothing but corruption. After the 2018 assembly polls, they (BJP) had bought Congress MLAs, after which they (BJP) did not do any work except making a recovery in the entire state.”
When asked about his contesting elections against a strong BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, the Congress leader said, “Vijayvargiya will be a strong leader for the country but not for my assembly because he lived in Indore-2 assembly constituency and I am the son of Indore-1 constituency. I have worked as a family member for five years there.”
When asked about exit poll results claiming lead for Kailash Vijayvargiya, Shukla said, “He (Vijayvargiya) is a national leader, he can do anything. He is a management guru, but he has not fared at all in Indore-1 Assembly constituency. I will win the elections and a son will win there.”
Madhya Pradesh went to polls for its 230 seats on November 17 with 77.82 percent voter turnout. The counting of votes will be held on December 3. (ANI)