The Bharatiya Janata Party has swept over the Karnataka Assembly Elections smoothly. Talking about Congress’ defeat, General Secretary, Devi Prasad Tripathi blamed the faulty measurements of BJP for their win.
Karnataka election results 2018
The BJP appeared headed for a simple majority in the Karnataka Assembly, with its candidates leading in 115 constituencies, leaving the ruling Congress way behind, according to the latest trends available for 220 of the state’s 222 seats where polling was held.
Talking about the party’s defeat, Congress General Secretary, Devi Prasad Tripathi blamed the faulty measurements of BJP. He said that the winning party played ‘divisive politics’ and ‘polarized’ people in the name of religion.
“The point is, if you look at the divisive politics, it’s the BJP which did it in Karnataka and gained. If you look at the entire politics of polarization there, If I have to describe in one sentence, I’ll describe it in a RSS Kannada song that means ‘All Hindu veer, go forward’. So this polarization in the name of religion, has been there,” said Tripathi.
The battle for Karnataka was a closely fought between BJP and the Congress.
The BJP and Congress places their respective candidates in all 222 constituencies, while former prime minister HD Deve Gowda’s Janata Dal (Secular) contested on 201 seats. JD(S) ally Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) tried its luck in 21 seats.