Karnataka: Congress Wins Big in Karnataka Assembly Elections: Who Said What | Karnataka Election News

NEW DELHI: Congress is set to form next government in Karnataka state after political trends show party is past halfway point.
Here’s what senior leaders had to say after the party’s big win:
Raul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hailed the party’s victory in the Karnataka assembly polls and said that the people of the state had defeated the politics of hatred.
He said his party was pro-poor. “The poor crony capitalists defeated in Karnataka. What I really liked about this election is that we didn’t fight the battle with hate. We fought the election with love…”, she said.
He added that Karnataka has shown the country that people here like the “language of love”.
Priyanka Gandhi
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also hailed the party’s performance in the Karnataka assembly polls as the victory of politics uniting the country.
In a tweet in Hindi, he said, “Heartfelt thanks to the people of Karnataka for giving a historic mandate to the Congress party. This is a victory in prioritizing the idea of ​​progress of Karnataka. This is the victory of the policy that unites the country.”
He added, “My best wishes to all the hardworking and leaders of the Karnataka Congress. The Congress party will work diligently to implement the guarantees given to the people of Karnataka. Jai Karnataka, Jai Congress,” he wrote on Twitter.
Mallikarjun Kharge
Congress Speaker Mallikarjun Kharge thanked the people of Karnataka for giving a huge mandate to the party. “We will support their trust in us. We will implement all the welfare programs that we announced in our manifesto. I thank Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi who campaigned even when he was unwell,” Kharge said.
Congress supporter Siddaramaiah said the outcome of the Karnataka assembly elections would be a stepping stone for the party’s victory in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
He also hoped that former Congress President Rahul Gandhi would become the next Prime Minister.
According to the former prime minister, the result of the Karnataka elections is a “mandate” against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Digvijaya Singh
Congressman Rajya Sabha Digvijaya Singh said on Saturday that they will form government in that state and that the BJP has been canceled in South India.
“Once again the Congress party will form its government in Karnataka. The BJP has been wiped out of South India,” Singh told the media.
Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that “the brutal authoritarian and majority politics has been defeated,
“My salutes to the people of Karnataka for their decisive mandate for change! When people want plurality and democratic forces to win, no central design to dominate can repress their spontaneity: that’s the moral of the story, lesson for tomorrow,” Mamata tweeted after the big Congress victory in Karnataka.
MK Stalin
BJP was ousted from power in Dravidian landscape with victory of Congress party in Karnataka and like-minded parties should join forces to win 2024 Lok Sabha polls, said DMK chairman and chief minister of Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin.
Stalin hailed Congress Chairman Mallikarjun Kharge, top leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar on the party’s emphatic victory in Karnataka. He also spoke to them on the phone.
In a social media post, Stalin congratulated Congress on its spectacular victory: “Dravidian family landmass stays away from BJP. Now let us all work together to win 2024 to restore democracy and constitutional values ​​in India “.
Basavaraj Bommai
After trends showed that the Bharatiya Janata Party lost the southern state it had, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai said on Saturday that the party would take the verdict with its ‘step’.
On Twitter, Bommai said, “We accept the verdict of the people of Karnataka with all due respect. We will take this verdict in stride.
He added that we will analyze and correct the fault lines, rebuild the party and come back during the parliamentary elections.”
B. S. Yediyurappa
Karnataka BJP strongman and former Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said that the results of the assembly elections will have no bearing on the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
He also said the party would work hard to win 25 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in the state, a feat it achieved in the 2019 election.
“The election result has no connection with the 2024 election. We had won 25 seats and once again we will make sincere efforts to win back those many seats to appoint Narendra Modi as prime minister,” the four-time prime minister said.
(With contributions from agencies)


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