Rama Krishna Sangem
Thumping victory of Congress in Karnataka has enthused the opposition camp, especially the parties which suffered losses due to BJP’s aggressive politics in recent times. All these days, they were clueless about facing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s undiminished charisma. Shiv Sena’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut is the first from the opposition bloc to say that “Modi wave is over”.
A day after Congress’ big win in the Karnataka Assembly elections, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claiming that the “Modi wave” is over in the country, he tweeted on May 14, Sunday.
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. “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.
Hitting out at BJP, Raut said that the victory of Congress in Karnataka has opened a door for the party in the whole country and the Karnataka Assembly 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.
“Bajrang Bali campaigned for Congress”
Talking about the 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. Congress faced a major backlash from Hindu organisations after it announced a ban on Bajrang Dal in its manifesto for the Karnataka assembly elections.
Highlighting Home Minister Amit Shah’s statement of calling the Congress party a “reverse gear” sarkar, Raut said, “Amit Shah said that if BJP loses in Karnataka, there will be riots, but after the victory, Karnataka is completely calm and is celebrating, is the country’s Home Minister giving threats?”