Bhopal: Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, due in November 2013, will be a do-or-die battle for the main opposition Congress.
Since December 2003, the party has lost two consecutive assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, and losing for the third time in a row would be a severe blow.
Sources said the party leaders fear that if Congress failed to reclaim power in 2013, it would be very difficult to revive it in the following five years in MP, and it might go the way of Uttar Pradesh or Gujarat units.
It would be a challenge for Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh who enjoyed ten years' tenure as the state's Chief Minister to bring about a turn-around.
The ruling BJP, on the other hand, is confident that it will score a hat-trick. "If the Congress wins next year, it would be nothing short of a miracle," said state BJP president Prabhat Jha.


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