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Continued Dominance In South Says Congress

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.

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  • I went to school in the South. People in the south are brainwashed. They believe that Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are Mahatma Gandhi’s family. Little do they know that

    Indira Gandhi was married to Feroze Ghandi, a Parsi.

    That the real last name is GHANDI.

    I was surprised to learn this from friends who were also surprised when I told them that Rajiv Gandhi is not a Gandhi but a GHANDI.

    December 4, 2023
  • LOL Anil, this is 2023. No one thinks like that anymore. Only reason Congress won, is because people in Telangana are tired of BRS government and how they have one family ruling the entire state. The only strong opposition is United Congress, as they have merged with local parties to fight this elections. And don’t even consider BJP to win in south, they have absolute nobodies in the party to even think of voting. I agree that some south people love some political parties for terrible reasons. But no one loves congress because of the party leaders having a surname of Gandhi. By the way, are you still in school? If not, it is time to go back. 😛

    December 4, 2023
  • Perhaps, if they tone down their “Hindi as a National Language” philosophy and a bit of their “Hindutva rhetoric”, they may get some traction in the South dominated mostly by local parties.

    December 5, 2023
  • Not all political parties can be all things to all people. Even here in the USA, the division is much more stark. We have red states in blue states, and very few states that swing between the two parties. The BJP has an excellent message compared to other Indian political parties. They need to do more grassroots in the South and try to figure out why their message is not getting across.

    December 11, 2023

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