NEW DELHI: Left parties said BJP’s attempts to “polarise the people on communal lines” have been rejected by the people in the recently concluded five assembly polls.
“The election result of five states demonstrate that people have rejected BJP misrule and communal agenda of polarising the masses and anti-people economic policies. It is a verdict against arrogance and dictatorial rule of Narendra Modi”, S Sudhakar Reddy, general secretary, CPI told to a leading news agency.
Communist Party of India (CPI) — drew a blank in the seats in the five states while Communist Party of India(Marxist) has wrested two seats from the BJP in Rajasthan.
D Raja, National Secretary, CPI said that the results of legislative polls in five key states are a clear blow to rabid communal politics of the saffron party.
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“It is a vote against the BJP. The five states’ election results are blown to the BJP. BJP was in power in three states where polls were held. The verdict has shown that the people rejected the BJP for its misrule”, he said.
The results had shattered the myth of the BJP’s invincibility.
“Instead of addressing the people’s issues, the BJP governments’ policies had only deepened people’s misery and tried to divert their attention into issues aimed at sharpening communal polarization,” with the “attacks on Muslims and Dalits and the “atmosphere of hatred and violence.”
The Congress on Tuesday knocked the saffron party out of power in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and was slightly ahead in Madhya Pradesh where the two parties were engaged in a see-saw battle throughout the day.
Among two other states which went to the polls, Telangana saw the TRS retaining power with a sweeping majority while in Mizoram, the Mizo National Front won with a thumping majority.