'Congress Won't Win A Majority, But With The Numbers Rahul Gandhi Is The Obvious PM', Says MP CM Kamal Nath

Madhya Pradesh Lok Sabha Elections

Casting uncertainty over Congress's ability to form a Central Government, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Kamal Nath, in an interview with PTI on Saturday night, said that he expects the Congress to do very well and post-poll alliances will be their strategy to reach a majority.

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Casting uncertainty over Congress's ability to form a Central Government, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Kamal Nath, in an interview with PTI on Saturday night, said that he expects the Congress to do very well and post-poll alliances will be their strategy to reach a majority.

"Of course, we are going to do very, very well but I do not see us reaching a majority and there will have to be a post-poll alliance and this post-poll alliance will throw up different types of combinations," said the MP Chief Minister.

When asked about BJP's chances in the election, he said that they would be unable to get a majority and no other political party would ally with them.

"If there is an alliance, the alliance will take decisions. There are today two types -- one is anti-BJP and one is pro-BJP. The pro-BJP numbers are very small and for anti-BJP you see the entire political spectrum is against it. So, whatever numbers are thrown up (is to be seen). BJP is trying to think that they will ever be able to form a government (but that) is too far fetched," he added.

When asked if Rahul Gandhi would be the Prime Minister if Congress forms a government, he said that 'Rahul Gandhi is the obvious PM.'

Speaking on the NYAY scheme which offers Rs 72,000 per year to poor people, he added that it was a revolutionary scheme which will lift five crore families out of poverty.

"We will do it simply because there are resources available. The question is apportioning resources," he added.

Recently, the Chief Minister's close aides - Officer on Special Duty Pravin Kakkad, former adviser Rajendra Miglani and executives linked to his brother-in-law's firm Moser Bayer and his nephew Ratul Puri's company were raided by the Income Tax department. When asked about the raids, he claimed nothing as found on the premises.

"Was anything found in Mr Kakkar's place nothing was found at his place, nothing. They (I-T) have not made a claim also. Where they have found anything they have already recorded it," he said.

Slamming the Prime Minister for conducting these raids, he claimed that the raids were politically motivated.

"What the PM said first about the searches...where has the money been found? I don't know the person (Ashwani Sharma), he never met me and he himself told the media that I am from the BJP. In his statement he said he is from the BJP so why am I being associated with all this? I do not know," Nath said.

Dismissing the I-T allegations of his involvement in a racket with unaccounted cash of Rs 281 crore as 'fake', he said that the that they (I-T department) were playing politics.

"All these fake statements of theirs...they themselves make statements. They themselves give it to the press. So, if they are playing politics, well...there is no end to politics," he said.

Lok Sabha elections will be held in Madhya Pradesh in four phases on April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. Results are scheduled to be announced on May 23.

(With Inputs from PTI)

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