Telugu revenge on BJP at Karnataka polls

  • Telugu revenge on BJP at Karnataka polls

Telugu revenge on BJP at Karnataka polls

He tweeted - "In Karnataka, TDP n Chandrababu Naidu have used all tactics to dissuade Telugu voters from supporting BJP".

AP finance minister Yanamala Ramakrish-nudu said more than 60 per cent people in Telangana had opposed the BJP in Karnataka even though it had won more seats. People have rejected CBN's politics.

Some BJP leaders said that due to Mr Naidu's call, the party could not reach the magic figure 112 and fell short by eight seats. In Hyderabad Karnataka, Congress bagged 21 seats, with BJP getting 15 and JDS picking up 4 seats. In Bengaluru City, Congress got 15 seats, while BJP got 11 seats. Especially, limiting BJP to just 3 in Gali Janardhan Reddy's Bellary is a great shock to the BJP. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also termed the Karnataka victory of the BJP as "historic".

The politics of the neighbouring state is likely to have influenced voters as the ruling TDP in Andhra has been engaged in a bitter battle with the BJP since the party quit the NDA two months ago.

The Naidu government has been accusing the Narendra Modi government of denying special category status to Andhra.

For some time now, the TDP leaders are apprehensive that the BJP leaders will target the State government after Karnataka elections are over.

In today's Karnataka Assembly election results of 46 constituencies where there are more than 50,000 Telugu voters in each, the outcome was a sweet revenge. If the saffron party wins the election in Karnataka, it may continue the same strategy of suppressing political opponents and in case it loses it will send a message to the Centre to desist from such practices, he said.

Raichur, Koppal, Bellary, Chikkaballapur, and Kolar districts have majorly Telugu people and BJP managed to get 7 seats out of the 32 seats across the five districts of the state.