Chidambaram expresses confidence about UPA forming govt

May 13th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI  

P. Chidambaram Sivaganga (Tamil Nadu)/ Kolkata/Dehradun, May 13 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday expressed confidence that the UPA will form the next government in the country.

After casting his vote in the Sivaganga constituency of Tamil Nadu, Chidambaram said, “In this constituency, we will record a very gratifying victory and all over the country. We will record a victory that will enable the UPA to form the next government,” he said.

Chennai saw a large turnout with voters braving all odds to queue up and cast their votes.

In Kolkata, Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee expressed hope that the Left would play a proper role in the post poll scenario.

“Nobody is ignoring the left. Left has to be in the forefront. I hope it plays a proper role,” said Chatterjee.

Voters also thronged polling stations in Haldwani in Uttarakhand to cast their votes.

Contesting as a candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Dehradun, ace Indian shooter Jaspal Rana expressed confidence about his win.

“We have worked really hard. All the BJP workers have worked hard. I’m sure all the hard work will pay off,” said Rana.

The outcome of the polls will be known on Saturday. (ANI)

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