Chief Minister Siddaramaiahtoday chided his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath onBJP's performance in theby-elections there, by advising himto spend less time "lecturing" Karnataka on development.
Congratulating Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for the "historic victory", he said unity among thenon-BJP parties played a key role in the win.
"BJP has suffered a humiliating loss in the Lok Sabha seats held by the CM & Dy CM of UP. Congratulations to SP & BSP for this historic victory. Unity among the non-BJP parties hasplayed a key role," he said in a tweet.
Adityanath has already made two visits to poll bound Karnataka for campaigning, where elections are due in April/May.
During the visits, both Siddaramaiah and Adityanathhad indulged in a twitter and verbal duel, mocking each otheron the issue of development and governance.
JDS state President H D Kumaraswamy, who has enteredinto an alliance with BSP for the Karnataka assembly polls, congratulated party supremo Mayawati and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav for the victory in the Uttar Pradesh by-polls.
Stating that regional parties have gained the upper hand in UP and Bihar by-election, the former Chief Minister in a tweet said "there is growing recognition for regional parties in the country. This is the clear example that regional parties alone can protect regional identity and interest."
Lalu Prasad's RJD retained Araria Lok Sabha inBihar, the results for which was also announced today.