With BJP emerging set for an impressive win in the Karnataka assembly poll, its leaders described the victory as an endorsement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s development agenda and claimed that people have rejected divisive, toxic and negative agenda of the Congress.
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also took a swipe at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, saying somebody was dreaming of becoming prime minister, a reference to Gandhi’s statement during the Karnataka poll campaign that he was ready for the job if his party emerged victorious in the next Lok Sabha elections.
His cabinet colleague Nirmala Sitharaman said it is an historic day for the party and the win was an endorsement of Modi’s development agenda.
“People have rejected divisive, toxic and negative politics of the Congress,” she said, adding that people went for Modi’s development agenda.
Prakash Javadekar, another Union minister who was also in charge of the state’s election, said the BJP won because it is a party of the masses while the Congress is a party of a dynasty. “This is a victory of Modi and party president Amit Shah’s strategy,” he said.
(With inputs from PTI)