JD-S-Congress alliance won in four of the five by-elections in Karnataka where BJP manages to get just one. Congress said, public rejected BJP’s negative politics, asserted a Congress leader on Tuesday.
“A resounding win for the Congress-JD-S alliance in Karnataka. 4-1 thrashing to BJP. The people have rejected the negative politics of the BJP in the state and the abject failure of the Modi government in addressing the people’s issues. Congrats to all the winners,” tweeted the Congress state unit president Dinesh Gundu Rao.
The Janata Dal-Secular retained the Mandya Lok Sabha and Ramanagaram Assembly seats while the Congress won again the Jamkhandi assembly segment but wrested the prestigious Bellary (ST) Lok Sabha seat from the Bharatiya Janata Party, which managed to keep the lone Shimoga Lok Sabha seat in the November 3 by-elections.
“The by-poll results are a victory of the coalition government in the state, said Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy.
“People have expressed their support and confidence in the coalition government. These results are indications of the 2019 general election,” Kumaraswamy told reporters.
The by-poll results show that the state’s electorate had “rejected” BJP, claimed former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
“When Narendra Modi does not answer questions of the people, they (people) will answer during the elections. When BJP Karnataka forgets the mandate given by the people and get consumed by arrogance, the people will make them bite the dust. This time it was Bellary mining dust #KarnatakaRejectsBJP,” Siddaramaiah tweeted.