New Delhi [India], Mar. 12(ANI): After facing a crushing defeat by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress on Sunday noted that the saffron party is going overboard with its celebrations in order to cover up their defeats in other states, by boasting about the landslide victory in the state.
"It is a mixed result for us. As Uttar Pradesh being the largest electoral state that is why everyone had their eyes on. But BJP is showcasing their victory in such a manner as they want to cover the defeats in other state election results. In Punjab they are third, in Goa their chief minister lost the election and same goes for Manipur as well," Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed told ANI.
He openly expressed that the grand old party wanted to stop the Prime Minister Narendra Modi from getting into power in Uttar Pradesh and that was the rationale behind the alliance with the Samajwadi Party before the polls.
"Yes we wanted to stop Modiji as we believe that we find the politics played by them is bad for the country. We wanted to stop BJP and that is why we forged an alliance. Although we have congratulated BJP for their victory, but BJP did not congratulate us for the victory in Punjab and better performance in Manipur and Goa," he added.
Breaking all previous records, the BJP bagged two-third majority in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
The BJP won with a clear majority in Uttarakhand with 57 seats in a 70-member assembly, ousting the Congress led by chief minister Harish Rawat and in Uttar Pradesh, the saffron party saw an unprecedented victory with 321 seats, while the Congress-Samajwadi party alliance bagged 54, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) got 19 and others 18.
While accepting the defeat in the politically-crucial state, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav congratulated the BJP for its victory and said the SP-Congress alliance will continue in future. (ANI)