New Delhi: Congress on Thursday exuded confidence it will form the government for the third time in a row in Maharashtra and for the second consecutive time in Haryana, where the party is scrambling for numbers to get a majoirty.
“Our government is being formed for the third time in a row in Maharashtra and second consecutive time in Haryana after 40 years. This is an achievement,” AICC General Secretary B K Hariprasad told reporters here.
Asked abut the party getting fewer seats in both the states, he said the government was being formed for the third time in Maharashtra. “Some anti-incumbency was there in both these states,” Hariprasad said.
To a query about the strategy of the party in Maharashtra if it fell short of the numbers, he said, “independents are in touch with state and central leadership”.
Asked whether status quo will be maintained in all the three states, the AICC general secretary said “party leadership will decide. MLAs will decide.”
“There was a bit of overconfidence in Haryana. This leads to complacency and one has to sometime pay a price for it,” he said.
Asked if chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will pay the price, he said, “I don’t know what is in store”, adding that the MLAs and the party leadership will decide the chief ministership.