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Congress, JD-S should have allied in Karnataka: Mamata

IANS  |  Kolkata 

on Tuesday congratulated "the winning party" in and said had the formed an alliance with the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), the election result would have been "very different".

"Congratulations to the winners of the elections. For those who lost, fight back. If had gone into an alliance with the JD-S, the result would have been different. Very different," Banerjee tweeted.

According to latest trends, delivered a hung assembly with none of the parties able to reach the halfway mark in the 224-member Assembly, where two constituencies didn't vote on Saturday.

After the initial euphoria in the camp, data showed the BJP could end up with 104 seats while and JD-S would manage 78 and 38 seats respectively.

However, in a dramatic turn of events, the Congress announced its backing to the JD-S to form a government and prevent the BJP from regaining power in its only southern bastion.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 19:16 IST
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