Modi contends Congress gained in polls at cost of its allies

May 18th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Narendra Modi Ahmedabad, May 18 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi opined on Monday that the Congress Party capitalised on the follies of its allies in the recently concluded elections.

Modi said the ouster of the Congress-led UPA allies like Lalu and the Left Front by the people in the elections resulted in Congress winning the seats particularly in the constituencies where these allies also had contested.

“The Congress got the benefit because UPA partners were continuously creating hurdles and blackmailing in the Congress-dominated areas. Allies such as Lalu or Left have been taught a lesson by public. The Congress got its natural benefit. So, the Congress has got its seats at the cost of UPA partners,” he said.

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) headed by BJP suffered a setback in the elections.

Nonetheless, hailing the public verdict, Modi said that his party would accept it politely and assume the role of opposition with responsibility.

“Public decision is last in democracy and everybody has to accept it politely. The BJP and the NDA, we were in opposition, this time as well. They have given us responsibility to work as opposition. The Congress and the UPA were ruling so once again party has asked them to form government. So, as far as ruling and opposition parties are concerned, there is no difference in the situation,” he added.

The BJP despite its win in some states, conceded defeat at the national level with the Congress-led UPA coalition winning overwhelmingly. (ANI)

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