New Delhi [India]: Congress general secretary KC Venugopal on Wednesday underscored that the results of five poll-bound states will have a bearing on next year’s general elections.
He also expressed confidence that the grand old party is going to form the government in these states.
Speaking to media about the Assembly elections, Venugopal said, ‘In our view, Congress is going to form the government in all five states. We are very confident about that. This is going to be a semifinal of the 2024 Parliament election.
‘The election result of this election will have an impact on the Parliament election…,’ the Congress leader added.
He also assured that the grand old party will also fulfil the guarantees in these states after coming to power.
‘We have completely demonstrated before the people how the guarantees can be worked out. Same way in these five states also, whatever we are promising to the people, it will be implemented without any delay…’ he claimed.
Meanwhile, Mizoram saw a voter turnout of 78.40 per cent in the single-phase election for 40 assembly seats in the state while the polling percentage was 71.93 per cent for 20 assembly constituencies in Chhattisgarh which went to polls in the first phase of elections in the state on Tuesday.
A total of 174 candidates were in the fray in Mizoram and 223 in Chhattisgarh.
The polling in Chhattisgarh will decide the electoral fate of former Chief Minister Raman Singh and BJP leaders Bhawna Bohra, Lata Usendi and Gautam Uike. The prominent Congress leaders in the fray in this phase include Mohammad Akbar, Savitri Manoj Mandavi, Mohan Markam, Vikram Mandavi and Kawasi Lakhma.
In Mizoram, Chief Minister Zoramthanga, who is chief of Mizo National Front, is seeking re-election from Aizawl East – I.
While the polling for the 40-member Mizoram Assembly and the first phase of polling for the Chhattisgarh Assembly concluded on Tuesday, the elections will be held in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh (second phase) on November 17, Rajasthan on November 25 and Telangana on November 30. The counting of votes will take place on December 3 in all the states.
The counting of votes will be taken up on December 3.