Politicians react to Karnataka Election result

Politicians react to Karnataka Election result

BJP workers celebrate with colours the party's lead on more than 110 Assembly seats, as the counting of votes is in progress, outside the party office in Bengaluru on Tuesday. PTI Photo

Rahul Gandhi: A big thank you to all those who voted for the Congress in these elections. We appreciate your support and will fight for you. Thank you also to our workers and leaders for their dedication & untiring hard work in support of the party.

Narendra Modi: I thank my sisters and brothers of Karnataka for steadfastly supporting the BJP’s development agenda and making BJP the single largest party in the state. I salute the stupendous work of @BJP4Karnataka Karyakartas who toiled round the clock and worked for the party.

Amit Shah: I thank people of Karnataka for voting BJP as the single largest party. This mandate clearly reflects that Karnataka has rejected Congress's corruption, dynastic politics and divisive casteism.

I congratulate each & every Karyakarta of @BJP4Karnataka unit and Shri B S Yeddyurappa ji for their relentless efforts. Like rest of the nation, the great land of Karnataka has shown their unwavering trust in PM @narendramodi’s clean, transparent and pro-development governance.

Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur: By choosing the BJP, the people of the southern state have reposed faith in the policies of the Modi government.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat: The BJP's impressive poll performance is an indication of what is going to happen in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury: BJP govt-appointed governors didn’t invite the single largest party in Bihar, Goa, Manipur or Meghalaya. Union ministers gave arguments supporting them. Sauce for the goose must be sauce for the gander!

CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy: All dirty manipulations and horse trading can be expected from the BJP as usual. Had this wisdom of unity prevailed before the elections, the result would have been different. The Congress should learn a lesson about flexibility on unity with other secular forces in the country.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala: We expect Karnataka governor to invite JD (S)-Cong coalition which has a clear majority to form government in the state. As per constitutional and legal provisions, the governor has no option but to invite the coalition.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee: Congratulations to the winners of the Karnataka elections. For those who lost, fight back. If Congress had gone into an alliance with the JD(S), the result would have been different. Very different.

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath: Karnataka has played an important role in realising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of a Congress-free India... We are moving in this direction... We believe that the two remaining states too will soon be free of Congress.

J&K Deputy CM Kavinder Gupta: It's a trailer of 2019. The BJP will retain power and form government on its own strength.

Lok Janshakti Party Ram Vilas Paswan: What could be the future of a person if he has no present. Unless the opposition or its alliance partners accept him (Gandhi), there is no future (for him) and now everyone is holding him responsible for the defeat in Karnataka and accusing him of not taking them onboard.