Jaipur, Dec 8 (IANS) Exit polls have given a clear edge to the Congress in the Rajasthan Assembly election, but the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) says it is still confident of retaining power in the state.
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, after attending a meeting at the BJP office on Saturday, told the media: "The BJP shall form its government in the state and no party worker should be worried on this count."
Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, who is also a convener of the BJP's Election Management Committee in the state, was equally confident.
"The exit polls have failed many times earlier too," he said.
Meanwhile, former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said he was sure the Congress would unseat the BJP in Rajasthan by gaining a "complete majority" in the Assembly.
Another Congress veteran, Sachin Pilot, also felt that his party was on the winning track.
Ghanshyam Tiwari, a six-time MLA who quit the BJP to form his own party Bharat Vahini, said: "We were confident the BJP will be routed."
While not totally agreeing with exit poll predictions of a Congress victory, he said: "It is final that the Congress is emerging as the biggest party."