Union Minister Ramdas Athawale kicked up a row on Saturday (27 July) when he asserted confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will soon form a government in Congress-ruled states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, Asian News International (ANI).
As per Athawale, many Congress party MLAs are ready to support the BJP in the aforementioned states. He was addressing a press conference in Jaipur, Rajasthan when he made the statements.
Athawale said, "In Karnataka, Congress MLAs resigned and the BJP government was formed. Very soon in the states of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh a similar situation many occur and BJP forms the government."
Athawale then added, "The mandate given by the people to the BJP in the Lok Sabha shows that people have reposed their 99.99 per cent trust in Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi. I feel there is a feeling among the people that Congress MLAs in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh will leave the party."
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