Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here, the Congress leader dismissed recent opinion poll results that have shown the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance as faring very poorly.

Exuding great confidence, Tewari said notwithstanding the surveys, the results of the general elections will show ‘with the blessings of god and the support of the people that those who have given Prime Ministers to this country will again be in power, and those who have given PM candidates will be in the opposition’.

Some of the opinion poll results published in the past few days have shown the BJP netting close to 200 seats and the Congress barely notching 100.

In a warning to the media, Tewari said if "fascist forces are allowed to become strong then the media will be the foremost to suffer".

Trashing Modi's Gujarat model of growth, he said the reality is that it is only meant for a handful of millionaires. “The ‘reality is that five crore Gujaratis have been left behind and only five or six millionaires are reaping the benefits’,” he said.

Responding to a question, he said the Congress party is in the process of drawing up the party manifesto for the polls.

Tewari dismissed the talk of the Congress doing poorly, and said that it is ‘very much part of the game’.

"A lot of people have been writing us off, but we are in the habit of bouncing back," he said.


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