Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: As countdown to the D-day begins and fate of electoral success or failure is all set to tumble and trickle down from the Pandora Box (popular as EVM) tomorrow, the political leaders of Odisha today had their word finale before media.
Senior leader and BJD vice-president Amar Satpathy said, “No way suffering from nervous breakdown. There may be a question mark on the fate of the persons lacking self-confidence and not in touch with the people. The way BJD led by Naveen Patnaik has worked for the people, the party has endeared itself to the people.”
“All sections of the society, especially the women, youths, farmers have voted in favour of BJD. Naveen Patnaik will be the Chief Minister for the fifth time in a row. There will be clear mandate no ambiguity,” he claimed.
Odisha Pradesh Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Niranjan Patnaik said, “I’m confident of winning both Ghasipura and Bandaripokhari. Certainly we are going to bag more seats this time. Exit poll projects that I’m losing Bandaripokhari. I’ll never get defeated there. There will be neck to neck fight in Ghasipura.”
“Congress has exhibited a strong fight, outcome is something different,” the senior Congressman claimed.
Odisha BJP general secretary and candidate Prithviraj Harichandan said, “I’m fully confident of winning from my assembly constituency not only today, but also since the poll day of April 23. The people’s blessings are completely with us.”
“BJP will form government with its own strength both at the Centre and State here,” he claimed.
Similarly, Barabati-Cuttack BJD MLA candidate Debashish Samantray said, “Talks of tough fight in Barabati-Cuttack seat had been in 2014 and also this 2019. Tomorrow you can also know well the result of 2019. I’ll win with a comfortable margin. There has been a triangular fight and I will definitely win as the candidate of BJD.”
Barabati-Cuttack Congress MLA candidate Mohammed Moquim said, “The way the people of Cuttack city welcomed us during the election campaigns, it exhibited the people’s positiveness. Hence, we should repose faith in it and be hopeful. As the result is not yet out, I don’t deem it fit to pass any statement. Let’s wait for tomorrow and by this time the trend will be clear on the victory and defeat. As fought election akin to an exam, hope to pass out. Have faith in the city denizens to have certainly blessed us.”
Barabati-Cuttack BJP MLA candidate Samir Dey said, “No clear picture has emerged from the surveys and exit polls on Barabati Cuttack seat. But I believe that the people of Cuttack city have cast their votes in favour of BJP. Tomorrow’s result will reflect this.”