BJP in Kerala on Monday hailed the party's victory in the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly polls and said it clearly indicated that the country was moving towards 'Congress mukt (Congress free) Bharat'.
"The BJP's victory is also the defeat of the Congress party's strategy to win the polls through caste and narrow minded politics", BJP State President Kummanon Rajasekharan told reporters here.
The election results are a clear indication that the country is moving towards 'Congress mukt bharat', he said.
Rajasekharan said that the fight in Gujarat was between development politics and caste politics, with people pitching for the development agenda, while voters in Himachal Pradesh gave a "befitting reply to the corrupt rule of Congress."
Meanwhile, Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala said the Gujarat result was an indication of the beginning of the saffron party's downfall in Indian politics.
BJP managed to retain power in Gujarat with a slender margin "even after using money and power, he alleged.
"BJP has nothing to be proud of over its victory in Gujarat. It is the start of the party's downfall', he added.
Chennithala also claimed that Congress under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi would come back in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.