Mumbai: Despite facing various allegations including corruption charges, the Congress is still hopeful of making a clean sweep during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and regain power. It is evident from Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan assertion that the Congress is dreaming of coming to power again in the next elections.

Speaking during the release of noted journalist Rashid Kidwai’s book ’24 Akbar Road’in Mumbai recently Chavan said, “People of the nation will rise above the issues of cast, religion and corruption by next Lok Sabha elections and focus more on economical agendas.”

He said that people will cast their votes in favour of the Congress and the party will win elections by a high margin and form its own government.

While speaking on coalition politics he said coalition was a compulsion for the party to come to power and due to this the party failed to take many importat decisions. He asserted that the party had to change many of its decision under the pressure of its coalition partners.

Notably, the book release function was also attended by senior journalist Kumar Ketkar and noted filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt.

JPN\ Bureau