As trends projected the BJP heading towards simple majority in Karnataka, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that it was the victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's “good governance”.
“People of Karnataka want good governance and that is why they have chosen BJP. This is a big victory for the party. Congress is losing state after state & we are winning state after state,” Javadekar, who was also the BJP Karnataka in-charge, said.
Javadekar said that the BJP won because it was a party of the masses while the Congress was a party of a dynasty.
"This is a victory of Modi and party president Amit Shah's strategy," he added.
According to the Election Commission figures, the BJP was leading in over 112 seats and appeared set for getting the majority.
Union minister and his cabinet colleague Nirmala Sitharaman said that it was a historic day for the BJP as people rejected Congress’ divisive, toxic and negative politics.
Another Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad took a swipe at Congress president Rahul Gandhi after trends projected an impressive victory for the BJP. Referring to Gandhi’s PM remark during the campaigning, Prasad said that somebody was dreaming of becoming prime minister.