Expressing happiness over the assembly election results of five states declared on Thursday, former Punjab unit president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kamal Sharma said the defeat of the Congress showed that in the Punjab elections, due early next year, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP alliance will retain power.
“The way Congress has been decimated in the elections, it is the writing on the wall that SAD-BJP alliance would score a hat-trick by registering victory in Punjab,” Sharma said in a press note issued here.
In the results, in Assam the BJP ousted Congress to get a majority for the first time, while the Congress lost Kerala to the Left front while incumbents AIADMK and Trinamool Congress retained power in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. The union territory of Puducherry gave its verdicts in favour of the Congress-DMK alliance, though.
Sharma’s press note mentioned BJP’s “grand victory” in Assam and its “beginning of getting its candidates elected to the West Bengal and Kerala state assembly as well as the increase in the vote share in these states”. He added, “Congress should learn a lesson from these results and stop playing the politics of confrontation; and should rather cooperate with the Union government.”