"...will win 150 seats in MP": Rahul Gandhi ahead of assembly elections
New Delhi, India: Weeks after Congress party's landslide victory in Karnataka, former MP Rahul Gandhi exuded confidence for the assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh and said that the party will win 150 seats there.
He made the remarks after a meeting of party national president Mallikarjun Kharge with other party leaders.
Speaking to the reporters, Rahul Gandhi said, "We had a very detailed meeting right now. Our internal assessment says that since we got 136 seats in Karnataka, we are now going to get 150 seats in Madhya Pradesh. What we did in Karnataka, we will repeat in MP"
However, the former MP from Wayanad refused to comment on the Chief Ministerial face of the party in the state.
Mallikarjun Kharge held a meeting with the party leaders from Madhya Pradesh on Monday. Along with him, Rahul Gandhi, party General Secretary KC Venugopal, MP state chief Digvijay Singh and former CM Kamal Nath were also present in the meeting.
In the 2018 assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Congress emerged as the single largest party with 114 seats and BJP got 109 seats.
However, in 2020, the Congress government lost the majority followed by the resignations of some MLAs. After this, BJP formed the government in the state and Shivraj Singh Chouhan was reinstated as the Chief Minister.