Continued Dominance In South Says Congress
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HYDERABAD, (IANS) – Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar on December 3 said that Telangana results are an indication of the continued dominance of Congress in South India.
Addressing reporters here, he said: “Voters of Telangana and our party workers had made up their minds to bring change in the state and the results reflect that. I would like to thank the people of Telangana and all our party workers for the victory.”
Congress leaders and workers from Karnataka, Maharashtra, and other neighboring states worked tirelessly in Telangana, he said, adding that they are taking all necessary steps to bring candidates from each constituency to Hyderabad.
Asked if Telangana was a personal victory, Shivakumar said: “This is a victory for the people of Telangana. The people of Telangana have paid their gratitude to Sonia Gandhi for giving them a separate state. The people of the state were fed up with the last ten years and they voted for progress and development. I am grateful to the people of Telangana for believing in us. We will work hard to live up to the expectations of the people.”
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on December 3 thanked the people in Telangana for giving a mandate to the party and said though its performance in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh has been disappointing, with determination “we will revive ourselves in these three states.”
He also said that Congress will overcome temporary setbacks and prepare fully for the forthcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections along with the INDIA parties.
He said that the Congress party fought a spirited campaign in all these four states.
This is the first time that the Congress has a majority in Telangana since its inception in 2014.
The Congress was eyeing to retain power in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh but was not able to touch the halfway mark. In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP got a brute majority in the 230-member assembly.