New Delhi, Dec 11: Soon after the assembly election results, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said that end of BJP has started. Seeking opposition unity, Mamata said if all like-minded parties join hands, BJP will be wiped out in 2019. " Countdown for beginning of the end of BJP has started," said an ecstatic Mamata. Earlier on Tuesday, she said that the BJP was nowhere in the "semi-final" ahead of the "final match" in 2019 and people were always the "man of the match" in a democracy."People voted against BJP. This is the people's verdict and victory of the people of this country. Victory of democracy and victory against injustice, atrocities, destruction of institutions, misuse of agencies, no work for poor people, farmers, youth, Dalits, C, ST, OBC, minorities and general caste," she said in a series of tweets.The Trinamool Congress chief, who is currently in Delhi and holding meetings with opposition leaders, also said the trends indicated the outcome of the 2019 general elections."Semifinal proves that BJP is nowhere in all the states. This is a real democratic indication of 2019 final match. Ultimately, people are always the 'man of the match' of democracy. My congrats to the winners," she tweeted.
With the election results indicating the BJP losing the Hindi heartland of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan to the Congress and suffering a drubbing in Telangana, former Prime Minister H. D. Deve Gowda said the "people have made this nation ‘arrogance-free by voting out BJP".
"The intentions of making India ‘Congress-free' and ‘opposition-free' shows the arrogance of BJP. The people have made this nation ‘arrogance-free' by voting out BJP," the Janata Dal-Secular supremo tweeted.
"At least now, BJP should put some efforts to make this nation ‘problem-free and stop the unwanted travel-spree," he said as the latest trend revealed the Congress was set to return to power in the Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled Chhattisgarh and was ahead of the BJP in Rajasthan and locked in a neck and neck fight in Madhya Pradesh.
In Telangana, the ruling Telangana Rashtriya Samithi (TRS) retained power decimating the opposition, while in Mizoram the last Congress bastion in the northeast, the Mizo National Front stormed to power.News24 Bureau/ Agencies