Business News/ Elections / Assembly Elections/  Karnataka Results 2023: ‘Modi wave is over’, says Sanjay Raut after Congress' big win

A day after Congress registered its biggest win Karnataka Assembly polls in decades, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claiming that the 'Modi wave' is over in the country.

As per the the Election Commission of India, Congress won 135 seats in the Karnataka polls, while BJP secured 66 constituencies. Meanwhile, Janata Dal (Secular) managed to win only 19 seats and the rest two went to independents.

Also, Congress' registered a vote share of 42.88 percent, BJP received 36 percent and JD(S) managed to get 13.29 percent of votes in the polls.

"Modi wave is over in the country and now it's our turn. Now our wave is about to come in the country," said Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut in a press conference in Mumbai.

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Raut even said that the victory of Congress in Karnataka has opened a door for the party in the whole country and election results show that dictatorship has been defeated.

"Karnataka election has opened a door for the party in the whole country, the people of Karnataka have shown how dictatorship is defeated. We thank the people of Karnataka," he said.

On the issue of Bajrang Bali row, Raut said, "Bajrang Bali has definitely participated in the election campaign of Karnataka, but he campaigned with the public, and Congress won, meaning Bajrang Bali was not with BJP but with Congress."

The Bajrang Bali row had taken centre stage during the election campaigns in the run-up to the Karnataka Assembly polls.

Meanwhile, Raut said that whatever has happened in Karnataka is exactly what is going to take place in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Karnataka went to the polls on May 10 for the 224-member state assembly and saw a record polling of 72.68 per cent.

With agency inputs.

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Updated: 14 May 2023, 08:15 PM IST
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