Karnataka results would have been different had Congress gone with JD-S: TMC

15 May 2018, 01:29 PM
Karnataka results would have been different had Congress gone with JD(S): TMC
Karnataka results would have been different had Congress gone with JD(S): TMC

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that the results Karnataka Assembly polls would have been “very different”, had the Congress formed an alliance with the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S).

“Congratulations to the winners of Karnataka polls. Those who lost, fight back. If Congress had gone into an alliance with JD-S, the results would have been different, very different,” Banerjee tweeted.

According to the latest trends, the BJP was projected to win a clear majority in the Karnataka Assembly elections.

The saffron party was leading in 112 constituencies, the number required for a simple majority in the Assembly. The ruling Congress was ahead in 70 seats, while former prime minister HD Deve Gowda’s JD-S was leading in 38 constituencies.

The Congress party accepted the defeat and said that its local leadership failed to en-cash Rahul Gandhi’s efforts.

“Rahul Gandhi did his best, but it is we who have lost the elections. We, the local leadership, should have en-cashed it in a proper way and because of which we lost it,” Karnataka minister DK Shivkumar said.

Also Read | Karnataka Election Results LIVE: BJP crosses majority mark, takes lead in 113 seats

First Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:32 PM
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