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Verdict 2009: Who said what?

Verdict 2009: Political reactions

india Updated: May 16, 2009 18:25 IST

Sonia-Gandhi Sonia Gandhi:

"The victory is a reward for good work, I Thank people for reposing faith in us...people of India have voted with clarity".




Derek 'O Brien Trinamool leader Derek O'Brien

:


"It is the beginning of the end of the CPI(M) rule in West Bengal. We presented a case to the people. Our party had a transparent policy of industrialisation. We are not against industrialisation. Rather we want industrialisation, but not at the cost of agriculture."



Veerendra KumarMP Veerendra Kumar
:

The defeat of LDF in Kerala in the Lok Sabha polls was the result of 'arrogance, high-handedness and immaturity of the CPI-M leadership', the Janata Dal-S state president said.



Arun JaitleyArun Jaitley:

"The UPA has come out as the biggest alliance, so the mandate is in their favour. The BJP accepts this mandate of the people with full respect."

Chandan Mitra-75BJP leader Chandan Mitra:

"Bringing up Narendra Modi's name in the middle of the campaign was a serious error of judgement."





Farooq AbdullahFarooq Abdullah
:

"I will be happy to play whatever role the UPA (United Progressive Alliance) government wants me to play."





Prakash KaratPrakash Karat:

"The Left parties and our allies in the Third Front will not give BJP an opportunity to exploit the post-poll situation to install its government."



D Raja-75D Raja
:

"We are not with Congress party either at the end of the day or at beginning of the day...if the mandate is not for us to form a non-BJP non-Congress government, alright, then we will sit in the opposition."





Oscar FernandesOscar Fernandes
:

"Congress successful in UP because of Rahul Gandhi."