A landslide victory is what the Congress has headed towards in Chhattisgarh. The Congress managed to bag 68 out of thew 90 seats reducing BJP to 14 seats. In a massive surge, Congress got a huge majority in the Chhattisgarh Assembly, ousting the Raman Singh-led BJP. CM Raman Singh addressed the media post poll verdict and congratulated the Congress party for their victory.
"The people of Chhattisgarh have given a chance to the BJP for the past 15 years, I am thankful for that. We did what we thought was best for the state. The moral responsibility of this loss should be accepted by me... we are going to play an important and new role of Opposition and serve the people of Chhattisgarh in Opposition. I will continue working for the rest of my life," CM Raman Singh said while addressing media.
Singh has said that he has tendered his resignation to the Governor.
"We are going to analyse with everyone about the loss... The elections are fought in state on the basis of issues of the state, general elections will be fought in 2019," Singh added when asked about Congress' claim that this is a result of double anti-incumbency, both at the Center as well as the state.
Pertaining to the vote count, not flowing in the favour of BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had also leveraged this opportunity to lash out at the Centre, claiming that "this is the beginning of BJP's end."
With time, as the votes swing on the side of Congress, Banerjee affirmed her support to the party saying, "Its a big defeat for BJP. We have given full support to Congress and at the end we are together.
She added, "BJP is unconstitutionally using the government agencies for their own motives. People of India have not forgotten demonetisation. People from every section of the society are against BJP. It is the beginning of BJP's end. BJP faced big loss in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and if the other states go for polls now, BJP will be defeated miserably."
Meanwhile, the newly elected Congress MLAs of Chhattisgarh will have a meet in Raipur on Wednesday.