Thiruvananthapuram: Congress party in the State was at the receiving end of ‘mockery’ from its allies in view of the election debacle it suffered in the assembly elections in four states on Sunday.
In elections seen as a "semi final" before the 2014 Lok Sabha battle, the BJP retained Madhya Pradesh and ousted the Congress in Rajasthan. The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) stunning show in Delhi pushed the Congress to a humiliating third spot, with the BJP looking set to take power despite lacking a clear majority.
Reacting to the early reports of the elections, Muslim League leader P K Kunjalikutty and Kerala Congress (M) leader P C George on Sunday asked the Congress party to be cautious in view of the debacle it suffered in the assembly elections in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Reacting to the election results, Industries Minister Kunjalikutty said that the Congress should learn a lesson from the Delhi results. The Muslim League leader, however, rubbished presence of any ‘Modi-effect’ in the polls.
Taking more of a cynical route, government Chief Whip P C George said that the Congress would be ‘closed’ by the time Parliament elections get over. “Congress workers have reached the zenith in terms of their arrogance. I hope they learn a lesson now,” he said.
KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala said the party would introspect and analyse the reasons for the debacle.
Union minister Vayalar Ravi reacted that the poll results in Delhi were disappointing. He cited the Congress government’s failure in reining in price rise the reason for the failure. Ravi added that the party had not expected success in the other three states.