The scale of Congress victory within the Karnataka meeting elections is a report when it comes to each seats and vote share in over 20 years. The celebration has gained 137 seats — 57 greater than 2018 — and had a vote share of 42.9.
The closest the Congress got here to this rating was in 1999, when it gained 132 seats and had a vote share of 40.84 per cent.
The BJP has gained 65 seats with a 36 per cent vote share, HD Kumaraswamy’s Janata Dal Secular gained 19 seats with a vote share of 13.3 per cent.
Congress’s former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had stated the celebration was anticipating 120-plus seats.
“This victory belongs to the individuals of the state. They determined and selected. That is why we bought 136 seats – enormous after 36 years… It is a giant victory… We will respect the mandate and uphold individuals’s perception in us. We will implement all of the welfare schemes we now have introduced in our manifesto,” stated celebration chief Mallikarjun Kharge, who can be one of many tallest leaders of Karnataka.
“Karnataka has given a brand new mantra to save lots of democracy. It is a pathway to save lots of democracy and Constitution throughout India. Prime Minister stated ‘Congress Mukt Bharat’ however the individuals of Karnataka ensured that ‘BJP Mukt South India’,” stated senior Congress chief Randeep Singh Surjewala, who has been in control of the celebration within the state for almost two years.
What labored properly for the Congress was its hyper-local marketing campaign when the BJP was utilizing a nationwide template for the state election, pitching it as a “Narendra Modi versus Rahul Gandhi” contest.
The Congress has attributed the victory to Mr Gandhi’s “Bharat Jodo Yatra”.
Mr Kharge stated, “We have gained nearly 99 per cent of the seats within the route through which Rahul Gandhi walked (for Bharat Jodo Yatra)”.
The victory has come at a time when the Congress is in search of momentum forward of subsequent yr’s normal elections. A string of state polls are additionally due later this yr, together with in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Telangana.