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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Rahul Aces Karnataka Test

Karnataka Congress workers celebrate their party's victory in the recently held Assembly elections, in Bengaluru
The BJP has come a cropper in Karnataka with the Congress securing a simple majority and the saffron party down in the dumps with wins only in 40 of 223 seats.

The saffron party tried hard to ward-off antiincumbency by bringing in its star campaigner Narendra Modi -who was earlier averse to step into the state where a defeat looked evident -but the Gujarat Chief Minister's magic did not work. And given that Rahul Gandhi made eight appearances in the state for campaigning, the Congress is now claiming he won it the state, and more so that people “preferred“ him to Mr Modi of the BJP.

To read full story, please visit Deccan Chronicle Bengaluru