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Tripura poll results will have no impact in poll-bound Karnataka, says CM Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru: The Tripura poll results would have no impact in Karnataka, where assembly elections are expected to be held in April/May, as there was no 'Modi wave' in the state, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Sunday.

"Post #Tripura results there is excitement in media about the results' implications for Karnataka. Since 2014 Lok Sabha results #BJP has lost Assembly segments in over 50 Lok Sabha Seats & has won only about 2 LS seats. So let us not lose perspective: there is no Modi wave here," he tweeted.

File image of Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah. PTI

File image of Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah. PTI

While BJP wrested the Left bastion of Tripura and received an invitation to be a part of the government in Nagaland, Meghalaya elected a hung Assembly.

Congress emerged as the single largest party in Meghalaya with 21 seats.

Siddaramaiah also said the state BJP should worry about how BS Yeddyurappa, who was imprisoned in an illegal land denotification case and 'presided over mining loot,' would convince voters to give stable corruption-free governance.

"The BJP Karnataka has to worry about convincing voters here how former 'JailBird' B S Yeddyurappa, who presided over mining loot, illegal de-notification of Bengaluru lands and cash-for-MLA scam called OperationKamala, can provide stable corruption-free governance," he said in another tweet.

Meghalaya is one of the five states and Union Territories currently held by the Congress.

The other states are Punjab, Karnataka and Mizoram and the Union Territory of Puducherry.

Earlier, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who will visit poll-bound Karnataka on 6 March, had said the lotus would bloom in Karnataka, Kerala, West Bengal and Odisha.

He said Modi and Amit Shah are the architects for the historic performance of the BJP in North-East.

He also praised Modi for drafting development policies and Shah, for his organisationl skills.

Updated Date: Mar 04, 2018 22:45 PM

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