Congress stomps out first BJP government in southern India

New Delhi/May 8
Congress party on Wednesday stomped out first BJP government southern India with a thumping victory by winning 121 seats in 224 member Karnataka assembly.
As per the Indian Election Commission results, Congress party have 121 seats while BJP managed to get only 40 seats and tied with Janata Dal (Secular) that also won 40 seats in recently concluded assembly.
Congress is now set to form next government in Karnataka as electorate has given them with clear majority and party leaders termed the victory as people’s verdict against 5 years of misrule by the BJP in the state that forced the party to sack the Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and top leaders for indulging in scams involving illegal mining contracts in the state.
Yeddyurappa had later formed Karnataka Janata Party that destroyed any hopes for BJP for returning into power and this split in voters helped Congress to attain majority votes.
Former BJP regime in state witnessed three chief ministers in the last two years due to infighting in the party after Yeddyurappa was forced to resign from Chief Minister’s post.
Meanwhile, the race for Chief Minister have started in Congress Party and K Siddaramaiah, Veerappa Moily and Mallikarjun Kharge are said to be front runner for new CM’s post, though its party leaders are saying that the High Command will decide on the next Chief Minster of the state.