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K'taka results: People rejected Cong's divisive agenda, says BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

With the BJP set for an impressive win in the assembly poll, its leaders described the victory as an endorsement of Narendra Modi's development agenda and claimed that people have rejected divisive, toxic and negative agenda of the

According to the figures, the BJP is heading in over 112 seats and appears set for getting a majority.

also took a swipe at Rahul Gandhi, saying somebody was dreaming of becoming prime minister, a reference to Gandhi's statement during the poll campaign that he was ready for the job if his party emerged victorious in the next elections.

His cabinet colleague said it is an historic day for the party and the win was an endorsement of Modi's development agenda.

People have rejected divisive, toxic and negative of the Congress, she said.

People, however, went for Modi's development agenda, she added.

Prakash Javadekar, another who was also in charge of the state's election, said the BJP won because it is a party of the masses while the is a party of a dynasty.

"This is a victory of Modi and Amit Shah's strategy," he said.

Polling in was held for 222 of the 224 Assembly seats on May 12.

Polling for R R Nagar seat was deferred on account of alleged electoral malpractices, while it was countermanded in Jayanagar seat following the death of the BJP candidate.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 12:05 IST