Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Bengal part of ‘BJP mukta Bharat’: Congress

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New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Congress on Monday said results of the five states where assembly elections were held recently displayed that there is a “BJP Mukta Bharat” in at least four of them.

“BJP mukta Bharat in Tamil Nadu, Pudducherry, Kerala and West Bengal is a reality now,” party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi at a press conference here.

“The BJP failed to open its account in Tamil and Pudducherrry and was almost a wiped out in Kerala winning just one seat from 140. In West Bengal, they could secure three seats.

“In 2014 (Lok Sabha) elections, BJP had won 104 assembly segments from 590 seats it had contested in these five states while in 2016, they have won only 64 out of 661 contested. Their graph has clearly gone down,” he said, while claiming his party’s graph has risen in the two years as it had won “110 seats out of 749 it had contested in 2014 while it has secured 100 from 344 in 2016”.

Singhvi said that the Congress has accepted the results of the assembly elections including that of Assam as the people were their masters and the party respected the people’s mandate.

“We were in power in Assam for fifteen years and accept people’s verdict,” he said adding, “it is not difficult for a party who had stayed in power for so long to make a comeback if it works hard”.

On BJP’s historic win in Assam, Singhvi said that no party had repeated more than 10 years in Assam while Congress was there for 15 years.

–IANS

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