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Spend less time lecturing Karnataka;Siddaramaiah to Adityanath

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

chided his counterpart onBJP's performance in theby-elections there, by advising himto spend less time "lecturing" on development.

Congratulating 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 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.

"Perhaps should spend less time lecturing on development," he said.

Adityanath has already made two visits to poll bound 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.

was vacated by Adityanath and by his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya, following their election to the state legislative council.

While of SP won the seat by 21,961 votes, party's candidate defeated BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel by 59,460 votes in LS bypoll.

H D Kumaraswamy, who has enteredinto an alliance with BSP for the Karnataka assembly polls, congratulated party supremo Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav for the victory in the by-polls.

Stating that regional parties have gained the upper hand in UP and by-election, the former 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 inBihar, the results for which was also announced today.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 20:55 IST