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Mehbooba congratulates BJP over Karnataka win
Srinagar, May 15 (Agencies): Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday congratulated Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) over their win in Karnataka assembly elections.
Taking to micro blogging site, Mehbooba wrote: “Hearty congratulations to @BJP4India for their stellar performance in Karnataka. #KarnatakaVerdict”.
Celebrations erupted at the BJP's offices in Bengaluru, with supporters shouting victory slogans and waving the party's flag and cut-outs of PM Modi as the results trickled in. In less than three hours of counting, the BJP had crossed the half-way mark and was on its way to winning a majority on its own - without any support. The BJP is set to cross the majority mark is 112.
Karnataka delivers another epic defeat for the Congress and its President Rahul Gandhi, who failed completely in exploiting dissatisfaction over farmers unrest, lack of jobs and rising fuel prices. It will be difficult for Rahul Gandhi to claim leadership in any opposition alliance against the BJP in 2019. The party now holds only three states - Punjab, Puducherry and Mizoram
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