New Delhi, Dec 11: Even as BJP seemed to be making some gains after initial set back in Rajasthan, the state unit Congress chief Sachin Pilot on Tuesday expressed confidence that the grand old party will be able to form the government in Rajasthan.
Talking to mediapersons in Jaipur, Pilot, also considered to be in the race, said, 'People have given a clear mandate to Congress in Rajasthan and it is the vote against the BJP policies.'
'Congress will soon cross half way mark and we will form the government in Rajasthan. We are also in touch with those candidates who believe in Congress philosophy," he said.The role of smaller parties could become crucial in the formation of the government as Congress was heading in 98 while BJP was ahead in 79 seats.
BSP was leading in three while CPI-M nominees were ahead in two. "We will also welcome the like minded parties to support us and we are in touch with them," he said.
He also ruled out possibility of horse-trading in Rajasthan. BJP source exuded confidence that despite trends suggesting BJP's defeat, the saffron party could still manage to retain power in the desert state.
"Although number of rounds of counting of votes are over, still few crucial rounds are left and things will change in our favour," a BJP source said.UNI