With the 2012 assembly elections results in five states to be declared tomorrow (March 6), Congress has claimed that the party will form government in Uttarakhand and Punjab. Assembly elections were held in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa.
"See, we are going to form the government in Uttarakhand and Punjab. We will win with a majority in these two states," Congress leader Harish Rawat told media in New Delhi.
Speaking about Congress' prospect in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, Rawat stated "Rahul (Rahul Gandhi) factor will help us in UP. The people of the state have cast their vote and decided the numbers and I am confident that the public has given a healthy majority to the Congress party."
However, most of the exit poll results predict a bleak prospect for Congress in Uttar Pradesh, one of the most politically influences states in India.
Meanwhile, another party leader Pramod Tiwari trashed the exit polls results saying that "predictions will be proven wrong".
"The predictions that are being made, are completely opposite to my view and that's why I won't say much on it, but I am sure that on March 6, all these predictions will be proven wrong and Congress party will emerge as the single largest party, and Rahul Gandhi will be congratulated for this result," Tiwari told to media in Lucknow.
"Under no condition, I will believe that the Congress will finish at fourth or even third position. I believe that the Congress-RLD (Rashtriya Lok Dal) coalition will emerge as the single largest party," he added.
However, the Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav said that his party will get a clear majority in the state and that there will be no need for "any support from any other part" to form government in Uttar Pradesh.
"I don't think there will be a situation where we will need any support from any other party. I am confident that we will get clear majority," Akhilesh told to CNN IBN.
Speaking about Chief Ministerial candidate, Akhilesh mentioned that the whole Samajwadi Party wants his father and party's chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to be the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.