The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Karnataka: Decisive Verdict Against BJP
The people of Karnataka have decisively rejected the BJP in the assembly elections. This defeat is the result of the gross misrule and corruption of the BJP government. This verdict also shows that the people have rejected the virulent communal propaganda conducted during the election campaign led by PM Modi himself.
The strong anti-incumbency has benefited the Congress which has won a big majority in the assembly.
The Polit Bureau congratulates the people of Karnataka for this strong verdict against the BJP.
For CPI(M) Central Committee Office