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Not looking left or right for any support, will form govt in Chhattisgarh on own: Deo

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Amidst speculation of probable post-poll alliance among political parties, senior T S has said there was no need to "look left or right" for any support and his party will form the government in on its own.

His comments assume significance as there have been reports of post-poll alliances among different political parties, even before the results are announced.

While went to polls in two phases on November 12 for 18 seats and on November 20 for 72 seats, the counting of votes is scheduled for December 11 along with the same for four other states including neighbouring

"I am confident of victory. We are getting a clear majority. There is no need to look left or right (for any support or post-poll alliance)," told

He was asked whether his party would accept support from former in case it lacks numbers to form the government.

"There has been a misrule in the BJP's tenure. Corruption has gone up in all the government departments. Farmers in particular are in a lot of distress. That is the reason why people came out in large numbers to vote against the BJP government," said Singh Deo, of Opposition in the Assembly.

The BJP's has been the CM of the state for past 15 years.

Voter turnout of 76.35 per cent was recorded in the election, a little less than the 77.4 per cent in the 2013 polls.

Talking about the party's poll manifesto, which is also called as the 'Patra', said feedback from the people living in almost all the districts of the state were taken into account as part of the planning process.

"It took six long months for our teams to visit whole state and to record feedback in our party's manifesto. We consulted over 80,000 people. We have offered availability of water, and good price of farmers produce to address farmers distress in the state apparently due to the government's apathy. There are so many 'pro-people' proposals outlined in the manifesto," Singh Deo said.

Many leaders have termed the Patra as the game changer.

"Farmers and people from rural areas came out in large numbers to vote against the BJP government in the state. It will bring result," another senior Congress said.

When asked who would be their CM candidate in case the Congress comes to power in Chhattisgarh, he said winnig MLAs will choose their leader and the would be decided by the party high command in

Earlier, talking to PTI, Singh Deo had said the chief minister's face of the Congress will be elected through "Swayamvar" after the poll results are announced.

"There are many good people in the party who have done very good work. So there will be a 'Swayamvar' after the poll victory," he had said.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 11:10 IST