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BJP to sweep Gujarat, Himachal polls: Haryana CM

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today claimed that a "wave" was sweeping across the country and the party will win the forthcoming assembly elections in and with "thumping majority".

He was speaking on the sidelines of 'Pravasi Sammelan' organised here by his for people who have origins in the northern state but have settled down in

"The country-wide wave is there for all to see. The party's stunning performance in the local body elections in is the latest example. A thumping majority in and is a foregone conclusion," Khattar told reporters here.

The chief minister also ridiculed leaders and for crying foul over their defeat in the recently held civic polls and demanding the return of ballot papers.

"and share an old relationship and I want both the states to prosper. has a large population of Biharis and the Chhath Puja was recently celebrated there with great fervour," he said.

Khattar also claimed that Haryana was among the fastest growing states in the country with a per capita income higher than the national average.

Referring to his three-year-old rule, Khattar said, "In terms of ease of doing business we have moved from the 14th to the sixth position. We have also worked on the social front and the sex ratio in the state has risen from 840 to 937."

Khattar said his was criticized by political parties when it laid down minimum educational qualifications as an eligibility criterion for panchayat polls but the Supreme Court later lauded the decision.

"Our decision to introduce education qualification was hailed by the Supreme Court. Now we have suggested the Centre to introduce similar criteria for MLAs and MPs," he added.

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First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 20:30 IST