New Delhi: Both BJP and Congress have reacted positively to the Maharashtra and Haryana assembly election results. Though Congress is far from making the government in both the states, the party is in high spirits because it has improved its performance compared to 2014 elections.
At the same time, BJP is happy that it has emerged as a big party in Haryana and can form the government.
Narendra Modi in his address highlighted how the BJP before 2014 played the role of “smaller partner” to Shiv Sena. But ever since 2014, things have changed for the BJP, said Modi. It was a clear demarcation of the BJP before Modi and the BJP after Modi. Never has he made such a claim as brazenly as on Thursday.
BJP President Amit Shah also tweeted: “In the last five years, the Khattar government under Modi’s central leadership made every effort for the welfare of the people of Haryana. I congratulate the public for making BJP the largest party and giving it a chance to serve again.” “We have started Modi 2.0 with two wins.” announced Shah.
Meanwhile, Congress party has dubbed Haryana and Maharashtra assembly election results as “a moral defeat for the BJP” by saying that the Central leadership of the ruling party was clueless about the ground reality in the two states. “We accept the people’s mandate humbly and respectfully. We also want to say that it is a moral defeat for the Bharatiya Janata Party. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and their entire leadership were cut off from the ground reality,” Congress leader Sharma said at a press conference here.
“If we compare it to the Lok Sabha elections held recently, then in Maharashtra, BJP-Shiv Sena had a lead on 224 seats and were reduced to just 154 seats while they had claimed they would get close to 240. The difference happened in the past four months,” added Sharma.
Rebutting BJP president Amit Shah’s claim about Haryana, Sharma said: “In Haryana too they had a lead on 79 seats during the Lok Sabha election. They have lost the majority today. We did not agree with Amit Shahji’s statement that the BJP has won there. Khattar has not got the majority. That is why our leader (Bhupinder Singh) Hooda has called upon all non-BJP parties to hold talks about forming the government.”