Claiming that Congress would surely form the next government in the state with a "clear majority", Jogi refused to comment on whether he was in the race for the CM's post. "Only Soniaji and God know who the candidate would be", he said adding that whatever the decision is, it would be acceptable to him.
Without taking any names, Jogi, in an informal interaction with the media, equated himself to a "ghayal sher" and said, "a lion is more dangerous when it's injured". In an obvious reference to the on going war of attrition within the party, the former chief minister speaking in innuendo said, "jahan sher hota hai wahan cheeta ya doosre janwar nahin aatte" (when the lion is there, other animals, including the tiger, don't venture around".)
Responding to a question on the reasons for the BJP, including Narandra Modi, targeting him in the last leg of the campaigning, a smiling Jogi said, "perhaps they realise that it's only me who can harm their political interests". He said he was "thankful" to Modi for repeatedly targeting him in his rallies.
Claiming that the high polling was a clear indication of people wanting a change, Jogi said if Congress forms the government, it's priority would be to restore law and order in the state and remove insecurity from the minds of the people. He said Congress's agenda would be clearly aimed at social welfare and upliftment of the poor.