Modi beats Congress in key battleground

Lester Mason
May 17, 2018

Hailing the BJP's impressive performance in Karnataka Assembly polls, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today that the party has been marching ahead since 1996 and today almost three-quarter of the country is ruled by it and its allies.

The LJP chief also claimed the NDA would secure a clear majority in Karnataka and form next government in the state.

"2019 is going to be BJP versus nobody, Modi versus nobody", said his party colleague Seshadri Chari.

He said that BJP has been on a forward march since 1996 and now 70 per cent of the states are ruled by BJP and its allies.

The results are not just a snub to Chief Minister K Siddaramiah but also to Congress president Rahul Gandhi as it will be now hard for him to lead any united opposition front against the Narendra Modi-led BJP juggernaut.

BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Tuesday said the victory of his party in the Karnataka assembly elections was a referendum on the Siddaramaiah, while expressing his displeasure about making all elections in the country as a test on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity.

He said that, Congress is capable to fight against Modi and BJP under leadership of Rahul Gandhi.

The BJP leader exuded confidence that the saffron party will retain power in the Lok Sabha elections. Out of 224-Karnataka Assembly seats, 222 went to the polls. Touching upon his nine-day foreign visit, he said India enjoyed unique identity in countries such as Israel and the UK. He held discussions with NRIs, businessmen and investors there to attract more investment in Haryana. "This system would be implemented in Haryana", he added.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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