Post the election results having been declared on October 24, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) released a press statement on October 25. In its press statement, the CPI(M) called the assembly election results to be a setback for the Bharatiya Janata Party.
The statement released by the CPI(M) attacked the ruling BJP and the press release stated,“ The election results of the assemblies of Maharashtra and Haryana and the by-elections in various States like Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Kerala, and Assam, clearly show the impact of communal nationalist jingoistic emotional propaganda fanned by the BJP is waning."
The Press Release has also alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for 'aggressively' spreading the 'Hindutva nationalist campaign'. Elaborating further on the assembly election results of Maharashtra and Haryana, and alleging BJP of resorting to 'horse-trading', the press release said, "In Maharashtra, the BJP and Shiv Sena returned to government with a reduced majority. In Haryana, the BJP failed to win a majority. Having lost the government, the BJP will resort to its usual sordid horse-trading."
The CPI(M) also called for the opposition to 'get its act together to prevent such hijacking of people's mandate'. It also spoke about the current economic slowdown in the country and the problems faced by people due to the same, "The grim reality of increasing burdens on people's livelihood with the economic recession deepening is coming to the fore. This underlines the need for intensifying popular united struggles on people's growing economic miseries," it added.
The CPI(M) also congratulated all its candidates for winning the assembly polls in Maharashtra and the by-polls in other States, "The Polit Bureau congratulates the CPI(M)-led LDF for wresting two sitting seats from the UDF. In Maharashtra, the CPI(M) scored a significant victory in Dahanu. The CPI(M) salutes the people who reposed faith in it," the press release read.