Chhattisgarh outgoing Deputy Chief Minister, TS Singhdeo on Monday said that the results of the state assembly elections declared a day earlier were ‘unexpected’ for him as he had not visualized his defeat. Speaking to ANI, Singh also said that no one was able to guess that Congress would not be able to form its government in Chhattisgarh.
“It was not expected. I did not visualize that I would lose or the Congress party would not come to power in the state… no one was able to guess that Congress would not be able to form its government in Chhattisgarh. All the polls that came out gave the government to the Congress in Chhattisgarh, everyone went wrong,” Singh said.
#WATCH | Surguja: On Congress’s loss in Chhattisgarh, Deputy CM T S Singh Deo says, “It was not expected. I did not visualise that I would lose or the Congress party would not come to power in the state…No one was able to guess that Congress would not be able to form its govt… pic.twitter.com/o6MGsvCv6t
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The former Deputy CM said that though the Congress did not lose its vote share the BJP had significantly increased its share to register a political victory.
BJP’s Tsunami swept the Hindi heartland on the counting day for four states that polled for their assemblies last month, the BJP, with its stunning mandates in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, stumped not just their rivals but also some pollsters who had predicted tight races in these states.
The election results in four states, especially the losses in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, came as a huge blow to the Congress’s hopes for 2024, as it is now out of power across a vast swathe of the Hindi heartland.
Of the 90 assembly constituencies in Chhattisgarh, the BJP bagged 54 while the Congress won 35, claiming a significant vote share of 46.27 per cent to 42.23 per cent of the incumbent Congress. Singhdeo, lost their seats in the poll results declared on Sunday. He fell short by 94 votes to Rajesh Agrawal of the BJP.
(Source – ANI)