No Modi wave in Karnataka: CM Siddaramaiah

Conrad Sangma

Breaking his silence on the defeat in three northeast states, Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the Congress was committed to winning back the people's trust and hit out at the BJP, accusing it of "usurping" power through proxy in Meghalaya and using "big money" to create an "opportunistic alliance".

Rahul Gandhi's tweet which hints at introspection comes after Congress' dismal performance in the polls.

Tripura poll results will have no impact in Karnataka, where Assembly elections are expected to be held in a few months time, as there is no "Modi wave" in this state, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said.

"The BJP's victory in Tripura was the sabotage of democracy".

"Post #Tripura results there is excitement in media about the results' implications for Karnataka".

In Assam, he was criticised for not properly handling the rebellion by Himanta Biswa Sarma, who later quit the Congress to join the BJP.

The Left parties, which ruled Bengal and Tripura, were also "weak", Achutanandan, who supported the party general secretary Sitaram Yechury's line of having an understanding with the Congress to fight the BJP, said.

However, on Sunday, some of the party leaders insisted that they were not perturbed by the results and that it would have no bearing on the upcoming Karnataka elections. Congress won a majority and formed the government in 2008. Claiming that the Congress was on an "extremely strong wicket", he said the BJP would be "crushed" in Karnataka.

Asked if the Congress had sent feelers to other parties and independents to form the new government, Sangma said: "All parties have gone on their own and the regional parties have not shown any pre-poll alliance either with the Bharatiya Janata Party or the NPP". The BJP and NDPP together have 30 lawmakers. "Is this the answer to Meghalaya's aspirations and a stable Government?"

India's main opposition Congress party, which has ruled the country for most of the time since independence in 1947, is now reduced to ruling three states. And what is Modiji s/BJP take on it?

As his supporters beat drums and danced with joy, Modi tweeted that the people of India were reposing their faith in the positive and development-oriented agenda of his party.

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