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.