Karnataka Election Result: ‘Beginning of the end of BJP before 2024 elections’, Mamata Banerjee’s first statement on Karnataka election result
Congress has got 136 seats, BJP 65, JDS 19 and others 4 seats in the Karnataka assembly elections.
In the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023, the Congress won a landslide victory and captured 136 seats. Whereas, BJP had to satisfy with 65 seats in Karnataka. West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC President Mamata Banerjee has given the first statement on Karnataka assembly election results. He said that it is the beginning of the end of 2024.
I don’t think BJP will cross even 100 now- Mamta Banerjee
Reacting to the BJP’s defeat in Karnataka, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said the election results in the southern state is the beginning of BJP’s downfall in the 2024 general elections. The TMC president said, “I salute the winners and the voters for their victory. Even Kumaraswamy did well. Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh elections are coming and I think BJP will lose both the elections. This is the beginning of the end of 2024. Now, I don’t think BJP will even cross 100.”
CM Mamta wrote on Twitter, “My salute to the people of Karnataka for a decisive mandate in favor of change. Brutal authoritarian and majoritarian politics is defeated. No central design to dominate can stifle their instinct when people want to unleash pluralism and democratic forces. That’s the gist of the story, lessons for tomorrow.”
Resignation of CM Basavaraj Bommai
On the other hand, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai submitted his resignation to Governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot after the BJP’s defeat in the elections. Bommai won the Shiggaon constituency by a margin of 35,978 votes but many of his ministers lost. After the BJP’s defeat, Bommai said, “I take responsibility for this defeat. There are many reasons for this. We will find out all the reasons and strengthen the party once again for the Lok Sabha elections.
Bommai said, “We should note that this time we got more than 36 per cent votes, which is more than last time. Whatever analysis we take, a loss is a loss. Lok Sabha elections are to be held in 8 to 10 months. we will work. This defeat will have no impact on the Lok Sabha elections.”