With a good number of Telegu people residing in neighbouring Karnataka, a call from Naidu asking them to shun BJP during the state elections could be one of the reasons for the party losing some seats that could have otherwise given them the required majority, feel many political analysts focusing on the area.
Attacking the Congress he said, "The Congress used money and muscle power in Karnataka but it was rejected by people of the state". "It is the dream of Shah to win on 35 seats".
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said the Karnataka election results had set the course for a "bigger victory" for the BJP and the NDA in the 2019 general elections.
Addressing the party workers, Patton on behalf of the State BJP said that it is a historic win for BJP.
State BJP president, Visasolie Lhoungu in his speech congratulated the State BJP campaign team led by deputy chief minister Y.Patton accompanied by minister of Health & Family Welfare S. Pangyu Phom, minister of Higher and Technical Temjen Imna Along and others for vigorously participated in the campaign with its resources, time and energy from May 3 to 8 for the Karnataka legislative assembly election. "But the dreams have to be fulfilled", the MGP President said. No national party can take regional parties lightly in Goa's politics. I can't speak openly but we will definitely prove the majority.
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. Forget winning 35 seats, the party may even fail to get to double figures if they fail to make amends and respect the coalition partners. "There is no doubt we will form govt, 100% we'll do that".
The BJP now has 14 seats in the Assembly and they have formed the government in alliance with GFP, MGP and Independents who have three MLAs each.