Chennai: With the Congress party’s success in Karnataka, the BJP has lost its hold on the Dravidian region, and like-minded parties should work together to win the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, according to DMK president and Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu MK Stalin.
MK Stalin congratulated the top leaders of the Congress, including President Mallikarjun Kharge, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Siddaramaiah, and DK Shivakumar, on the decisive victory in Karnataka. They had a phone conversation with the chief minister of Tamil Nadu.
“The land mass of Dravidian family stands clear of BJP. Now let us all work together to win 2024 (LS polls) to restore democracy and constitutional values in India,” Stalin posted on Twitter.
Congratulating the Congress party for the spectacular win, he said: “The unjustifiable disqualification of brother Rahul Gandhi as MP, misusing premier investigative agencies against political opponents, imposing Hindi, rampant corruption have all echoed in the minds of Karnataka people while voting and they have upheld the Kannadiga pride by teaching a befitting lesson to BJP’s vindictive politics.”
MDMK general secretary Vaiko said Karnataka people have taught a befitting lesson to the BJP for its communal politics. “Karnataka was changed into a Hindutva laboratory, the reservation for Muslims was rescinded,” Vaiko, also a Rajya Sabha MP, said in a statement.
Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan congratulated Rahul Gandhi for the victory. He tweeted: “Just as Gandhiji, you walked your way into peoples hearts and as he did you demonstrated that in your gentle way you can shake the powers of the world -with love and humility. Your credible and creditable approach, without bravado or chest thumping has ushered a breath of fresh air for the people.” “You trusted the people of Karnataka to reject divisiveness, who in turn have unitedly reciprocated by placing their faith in you. Kudos for not just the victory but also for the manner of victory!”
The Congress returned to power on its own strength in Karnataka on May 13, with wins or leads in 137 out of 224 seats, after a 10-year gap.