BJP set for bigger mandate in 2019: Fadnavis on K'taka polls

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Patton also said that it was a historic win for BJP and said by "dismantling the incumbent Congress Government at Karnataka clearly indicated the win of semi final for BJP in 2019 election under the dynamic leadership of Modiji and Amitji which has proven their Charismatic leaderships and peoples' confidence in them again in the Country".

The voting pattern in regions dominated by Telugu people, like Hyderabad Karnataka, Bengaluru City, Bellary, Raichur, Chickballapur and Kolar seems to suggest the trend.

TDP leaders, however, downplayed the Karnataka poll results, and said a huge anti-incumbency wave had helped the BJP gain from 40 seats in 2013 to over a 100 now.

DCM and BLP leader Y. Patton, State President Visasolie, BJP Legislators with party workers at Dimapur Nagaland.
. They assumed it would be another case of Uttar Pradesh wherein the BJP made a clean sweep.

The revenge of the Telugus on the BJP for sidelining the promise of special status has been exhibited in the Karnataka polls where the national party is virtually in tears of having the apple but not able to eat it. "You can not undermine the importance of regional parties in the politics", Goa Forward Party President Vijai Sardesai said. "See what can happen in Karnataka in a day", he said. "It is the dream of Shah to win on 35 seats".

Though development was a part of the political discourse, it was overtaken by a slanging match between the two parties over corruption.

Fadnavis said the poll outcome in the southern state was a "mandate of faith" in the prime minister and the credit for it should go to Shah's election strategy.

One thing Shah has to understand is Goa is different from other States, it had given an absolute majority to BJP in 2012 but the party failed miserably to keep up to the expectations.

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