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Congress will win, get over 120 seats: Siddaramaiah

IANS  |  Mysuru 

Minister said on Saturday that he was "very confident" of the ruling retaining power in the southern state by winning over 120 seats.

"We are very confident of retaining power. There is no question of a hung Assembly at all," an upbeat told reporters before voting in district, about 150 km southwest of Bengaluru.

The Bharatiya Janata Party's face, B.S. Yeddyurappa, said earlier that people were with the BJP and that he will form the government by winning 145-150 seats.

"On the evening of May 15, I will go and meet the and invite him for the swearing-in ceremony on May 17," Yeddyurappa told the media.

Responding to Yeddyurappa, said: "Yeddyurappa is mentally disturbed. The will get more than 120 seats.

"Poor people from all communities are with us and the will get a clear majority. There is no doubt, no confusion on this. We will come back to power. We will get more than 120 seats."

Siddaramaiah, along with his son Yathindra, voted from the segment amid cheering outside by scores of supporters.

The Minister is contesting from Chamundeshwari in and Badami in district in the state's northwest region. He has fielded his son from his hometown Varuna in district.

Brisk polling is taking place on Saturday for 222 of the 224 seats in the Assembly.



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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 14:08 IST