Sonia confident of win, Dikshit keeping fingers crossed

Sonia Gandhi"We will win, Gandhi said with a smile after casting her vote at Nirman Bhavan polling booth. (IE Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wedneday exuded confidence of her party's fourth straight victory in Delhi polls, seen as a key contest ahead of next year's Lok Sabha election, though Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit struck a cautious note, saying she was keeping her "fingers crossed".

"We will win," Gandhi said with a smile after casting her vote at Nirman Bhavan polling booth.

She was asked about prospects of Congress in the Delhi Assembly polls where the ruling party is facing a tough fight from BJP along with debutant Aam Admi Party.

Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi said Dikshit has "done a lot of good work in Delhi. I think she will do well."

75-year-old Dikshit struck a cautious note when asked about the possible poll outcome, saying she has kept her "fingers crossed" but insisted that there was no "anti-incumbency" against her government.

She said her government ensured inclusive development in the last 15 years and hoped that people of the city will give the ruling party another opportunity to serve them.

"I am fighting the polls with confidence. We have ensured consistent development. We followed an agenda of inclusive development. We made Delhi the best city.

The Opposition made tall claims and tried to defame us.

But people of Delhi know about our performance. I think they will vote considering what will be good for them," she said.

Asked whether she was nervous, the three-time Chief Minister said, "I am not nervous at all".

When asked whether AAP was throwing a stiff fight, Dikshit said "no" insisting that Congress' competitor was BJP.

"Can you call it a party? The fight is between Congress and BJP," she said.

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