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Karnataka Assembly Results 2023: ‘People are tired of Prime Minister Modi and his campaigns’, Jairam Ramesh says of BJP’s defeat


While Congress gave away the last citadel of the Bharatiya Janata Party in South India in the recently concluded parliamentary elections, Jairam Ramesh, the Congress Secretary General in charge of communications, tried to explain why people voted for Congress instead from a ruling government.

According to Ramesh, people in India, and especially in Karnataka, are fed up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi Modi and his campaigns. Despite the number of roadshows, Prime Minister Modi did, people were not enthusiastic, Ramesh claimed.

“People are tired of the prime minister and his campaign, no matter how many roadshows he did…but people weren’t thrilled…” said Jairam Ramesh, Congress Secretary General in charge of Communications.

Citing other reasons for the BJP’s failure in the Karnataka Assembly Results 2023, Ramesh said that the Saffron Party should refrain from mixing Bajrang Dal and Bajrang Bali.

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“Bajrang Dal is different and Bajrang Bali is different. Bajrang Dal believes in spreading the politics of hate and violence… what the Congress said in its manifesto is that any organization that breaks the law is spreading religious hatred, religious intolerance spreads, spreads communal violence, will be treated in accordance with the law and the constitution,” he said.

Earlier on May 13, Congress won the Karnataka Assembly elections by winning 135 constituencies while the BJP managed to win only 66 seats. Janata Dal (Secular), who claimed to be a kig maker, was able to win only 19 seats. the remaining two seats went to Kalyana Rajya Pragathi Paksha and Sarvodaya Karnataka Paksha respectively.

Looking at the vote share, Congress got 42.88 percent of the vote, BJP got 36 percent, while JD(S) got only 13.29 percent of the vote.

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