Cong suffered setback in North, but proved its popularity in South - CM, DyCM

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Bengaluru / Hyderabad, Dec 3: The Congress party has suffered setbacks in the Hindi heartland States of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chattisgarh while proving its popularity in the southern State of Telangana, said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday.

In his reaction to the media persons on the assembly election results, the chief minister said victory and defeat are part of the democratic process and serve as a lesson to all parties to reassess their performance to find out what went wrong. "We are not worried at the results,’’ he said.

Siddaramaiah claimed that the Congress government’s successful implementation of the guarantees in Karnataka and similar guarantee promises in Telangana as well as the Bharat Jodo Yatra of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi were the main reasons for the party’s tremendous victory in Telangana.

At the same time, the voters of Telangana have rejected the corrupt and despotic rule of Bharat Rashtra Samiti leader Chandrashekar Rao as well as the secret understanding of BJP and BRS, he said.

The chief minister said the money power and communal polarisation politics of BJP were the main reason for the party’s victory and defeat of the Congress in the Hindi heartland states, which could not be matched by Congress despite giving a tough fight.

Growing dominance of Cong in South

The spectacular victory of Congress party in Telangana proves the growing clout and dominance of Congress in the South, said Deputy Chief Minister and KPCC president D K Shivakumar, who had actively campaigned for the party.

Shivakumar told media persons in Hyderabad that the party’s rank and file were responsible for the Congress victory in Telangana.

Shivakumar said the people of Telangana have rejected the corrupt rule of BRS chief Chandrashekar Rao and have rejected the BJP-BRS deal.

Bommai hails victory as vindication of Modi

Meanwhile, BJP leader and former chief minister Basavaraj Bommai termed the election results and the setback suffered by the Congress in the North as a ‘’clear warning’’ to the Congress in Karnataka that its ‘’guarantee politics’’ will not work.

Bommai claimed that people in Karnataka were fed up with the failures of the guarantees in the State and the corruption in transfers and posting and warned that the BJP would launch a state-wide agitation against the Siddaramaiah regime after the legislature session.

The BJP leader also mentioned that the election results in the four states "have been the indicator for the coming Lok Sabha polls and it has increased the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’’ and said the results of these four states Assembly elections have been termed as semi-finals as it has come ahead of the crucial parliamentary polls.

The results of the Assembly elections had given a clear message to the coming Lok Sabha polls. In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP has got a two-thirds majority and a clear majority in Rajasthan and Chattisgarh. In Telangana, the tally of BJP has increased from one to ten.

The BJP leaders like Modi, BJP National President J.P. Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and Shivraj Singh Chouhan must be congratulated for the BJP's performance in the four states, Bommai said.




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  • Madhav, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 04 2023

    Congress did a favour for BJP in a way by defeating BRS. BJP does not have a foothold in Telangana. They increased their vote share from 7% to 14% which is a great feat in itself. For 2024, KCR's party will tie up with BJP and the combined force can trounce Congress. KCR has little choice here if he wants some leverage. Congress is probably thinking of breaking BRS through resort politics. Renuka Choudhary already spilt the beans . BJP's tie up with JDS in Karnataka and tie up with BRS in Telangana will ensure that Congress gets little in the South. They can hope to get something in Kerala though.

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  • D.Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 04 2023

    next term its difficult anna...appeasement politics and freebies will effect your next tenure.. try to do some good and genuine work to repeat

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  • Prabhu .K., Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 04 2023

    Congress should learn from Bjp how to fight election unitedly. Rajastan lost because of infight of Pilot and Gehlot. Similar way Punjab also lost. Unity within party is must if you want to win.

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  • Nithin, Bangalore/SA

    Sun, Dec 03 2023

    ನೆಲದ ಮೇಲೆ ಬಿದ್ದರೂ ಮೂಗಿನ ಮೇಲೆ ಮಣ್ಣಿಲ್ಲ

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, Dec 03 2023

    Sidda Deva Raya, Congratulations on your Victory in Telangana.....Regarding your loss in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh should not be surprise to anybody....Gehlot and Pilot were fighting like Cats and Dogs....Do you think People would have appreciated it ?....If CONgress cannot mange these two Pudaris how they can manage a State ??....Even otherwise Rajasthan has a history of changing ruling party every 5 years....Regarding Chhattisgarh your Government was thoroughly Corrupt ...why should people vote for your party ???... I am fully aware BJPeee is not less Corrupt than set of thieves is replaced by another set of Thieves....Good luck people....Tak...Takk...

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  • RANGA, mangalore

    Sun, Dec 03 2023

    ..BJP worked hard in telangana for the past 2 anti incumbency wave created but it not able to capitalise it during election time as they concentrated more on Northern state..Congress reaped fruit at last moment..

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  • Pintu Singh, Kudla

    Sun, Dec 03 2023

    People have iut right rejected "freebie" politics. Only development matters. That can only be provided with 56 inch ka chest. Not by "social, caste" engineering. Phir ek baar 2024

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  • Arjun, India

    Sun, Dec 03 2023


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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 03 2023

    Correct, I agree. In north Rajasthan Jr Pilot spoiled the party in a hurry to become CM, he could have wait for one turn. He is very young. In MP Sindiya also spoiled the Congress, for power to become CM , Otherwise Congress would have been strong in India.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Dec 03 2023

    Brashta janara party can never make in roads in south india as well as west bengal...where people are educated and brilliant unlike rogues and unguta chaps of north...if two or three states join with south indian states...union govt will be that of non-brashta party..

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