Bengaluru: Outgoing Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on May 14 said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had accepted the party’s “defeat” in the assembly election “humbly” and has decided to do a detailed analysis of the overall poll results and do the course correction to come back to power in the Lok Sabha elections.
“We had an informal meeting with our president, and we have discussed certain issues, and we’ll shortly call elected representatives and the people who contested. We will have an in-depth analysis and do the course correction to come back to power in the Lok Sabha elections,” said Bommai. The former CM also stated that party state President Nalin Kateel would not step down from his post following the poll defeat.
“The state president Nalin Kateel will not step down. Today, some MLAs were present at the state BJP office. We accepted our defeat humbly. This is not PM Modi’s defeat, he is a national leader. The Congress leadership has lost in the entire country,” he added.
According to the Election Commission of India, Congress won 135 seats pushing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) out of power in the only southern state it ruled, boosting its prospects for the future electoral battles. BJP managed to win 66 seats.
Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) bagged 19 seats. Independents have won two seats, while Kalyana Rajya Pragathi Paksha and Sarvodaya Karnataka Paksha won one seat each. ( With Inputs ANI)