Congress, TD rejoice over Karnataka's bypoll results

People had given a shock to the BJP, says Somireddy.

Vijayawada: Bypoll results in Karnataka have brought cheers in an unexpected quarter in Andhra Pradesh. As Congress-JDS candidates won majority of seats in Karnataka bypolls, it not only brought cheers to Congress leaders in Andhra Pradesh but also the TD leaders who are upbeat over it.

The Congress-JDS alliance has won four out of five seats that went to bypolls. The alliance won in Bellary and Mandya Parliamentary seats. It also won Jamkhandi and Ramanagara Assembly seats. The BJP won from Shimoga Lok Sabha constituency.

TD supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu, who had been sewing an anti-BJP narrative across the Nation, had complimented the Congress-JDS Government in Karnataka and personally attended the swearing in of JDS chief H.D. Kumaraswamy as the Karnataka Chief Minister.

TD had also sent its leaders and cadre to Karnataka to work against the BJP in the Assembly polls that were held in May this year.

“People had given a shock to the BJP in Karnataka and supported the Congress-JDS combine. Voters have taught the BJP a befitting lesson. The Karnataka bypoll results mirror the situation prevailing across the country,” state agriculture minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy said. Mr Naidu, who had taken an extra mile by meeting Congress president Rahul Gandhi recently, is also expected to meet Kumaraswamy soon as part of his efforts to build an anti-BJP front at the Centre.

“Happy with the Karnataka bypoll results. Similar results can be expected in the upcoming polls for states, including Telangana in December. Congress coalition aspirants may find 2019 inevitable,” marketing minister Adi Narayana Reddy said.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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