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Apr 25, 2014 at 11:30am IST

Prithviraj Chavan says option of Congress support to Third Front open

Mumbai: Listing out options for the Congress after the Lok Sabha polls, Maharashtra Chief Minster Prithviraj Chavan fuelled fresh speculations about the possibilty of Congress's support for a third front government. "There are many reasons behind Congrss doing well in Mumbai. The possibility of Third front and Congress remains open," he said.

In an exclusive interview to Network 18, Chavan also said that BJP led by its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will not be able to get more than 170-180 seats. "Opinion polls and surveys have been wrong in the past. The same happened in 2009, UPA was given lesser seats," he said.

Chavan also lambasted the Mumbai elite for complaining that they could not vote as their names were not in the voters list saying that names missing in the list cannot be an excuse for not casting votes.

"I don't understand why corporates are complaining about their names missing from the electoral list. They could have checked it before the voting day. Don't they check their name on the list before boarding an international flight? I can understand if slum dwellers make such complaints," Chavan remarked.