Congress may have won the full majority in Haryana, says BS Hooda
Congress was leading in 30 seats and BJP was leading on 40 seats; Sonia Gandhi's party have a chance of coming to power again only with support from Dushyant Chautala's Jannayak Janata Party (JJP).
Two-time Chief Minister and Congress' star man Bhupinder Singh Hooda spoke to NDTV and claimed that the Congress may have won the elections with majority if they had got more time for preparations.
"We would have won a full majority if we had more time. The trends are in our favour," Mr Hooda told NDTV.
As counting of votes indicated a hung verdict in Haryana, Mr Hooda and his son Deepinder Hooda did not waste much time in working the phones.
According to media reports, Bhupinder Singh Hooda is in constant touch with Dushyant Chautala, projected as a kingmaker in the event of a close fight.
"People want a strong government with the Congress, JJP and other parties,"Mr Hooda said, confirming that Congress's outreach to Mr Chautala.
His son Deepender Hooda said the Congress would analyse the public mandate to decide on the chief minister.
"We want to tell Dushyant Chautala to come together with us. Each MLA of their party has been chosen to throw out the BJP," said Hooda junior.