Describing the Karnataka Assembly poll results as a “ray of hope”, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said and hoped that the rest of the country will also reject “communal politics” and vote for its development and prosperity.
Mufti’s remarks came after the Congress emerged as the clear winner in the electoral battle in Karnataka. According to the latest trends on the Election Commission’s (EC) website, the Congress was striding forward in 136 of the 224 Assembly seats in the southern state.
“The BJP tried its best to communalise the situation as is their habit. They even brought Bajrangbali, religion, Hindu-Muslim to the discourse. The prime minister tried to take the discourse on religious lines. Despite that, people kept these issues on the sidelines and chose the issue of development on which the Congress ran its campaign,” the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister told reporters here.