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Digvijay Singh reveals secret of success

November 01, 2003 21:54 IST

Though pollsters often predict a waterloo for him, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh attributes his success in elections to the 'don't know, can't say' voters who keep their choice a closely-guarded secret till the end.

In an informal chat with reporters in Bhopal, Singh said he never gets worked up over poll surveys, which invariably show him losing. "They did the same thing in 1998 and are doing it now," he said.

But, he said, his confidence was due to the 'don't know, can't say' category of voters in such surveys which consists of weaker sections who never tell who they will vote for the fear of reprisals.

The chief minister dubbed as 'too hypothetical' a question as to which party he would approach to form government if the elections throw up a hung assembly.

He said his slogan in the polls would be 'jo kaha, so kiya' (whatever has been promised, has been fulfilled). Singh claimed Congress would secure 125-135 seats while BJP would finish with 75-85 seats in the 230-member assembly.

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Number of User Comments: 4

Sub: Useless Guy

He hasn't done a good thing,in 10 yrs and asking for another term.If he wins,I pity on people of MP.

Posted by abhijeet

Sub: best of luck

i think what he says make sense...and this time he'll give a tough fight to the BJP if not able to win the elections.....once again ...

Posted by vishal

Sub: its good that digvijay is confident

it is good that digvijay is confident of continuing his tenur as cm for third time but he should not be overconfident on that. and ...

Posted by vivek

Sub: look whoz talking

whoa ! nice stuff from an equally never-so-nice man....ths fraud plunged our state into a diabolical darkness and now i can say only this much ...

Posted by Archit


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