Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said the results of assembly elections in four states will have no impact on the India Bloc, which includes more than 25 opposition parties led by the Congress. After the counting of votes so far, it is becoming clear that the Bharatiya Janata Party seems ready to snatch power from the Congress in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh and retain it in Madhya Pradesh.
Out of 199 seats in Telangana, Congress is leading on 65 seats, while Bharat Rashtra Samithi, which has been ruling the state for the last 10 years, is leading on 39 seats. Pawar said, ‘I don’t think it will have any impact on the India alliance. We will hold a meeting at the residence of Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge in Delhi. We will talk to those who know the ground reality. Only after the meeting we will be able to comment on it.
‘It has to be accepted that the current trends are in favor of BJP’
The NCP chief and opposition leader said that we have to accept that the current trends are in favor of the BJP. We did not expect such results. On K Chandrasekhar Rao-led BRS lagging behind the Congress in the southern state, Pawar said it was too early to say anything. Sharad Pawar claimed, ‘Earlier it was believed that Telangana would retain BRS. However, after Rahul Gandhi’s rally, which received an overwhelming response, we realized that there will be a change in the state.’
Kharge has called a meeting of ‘INDIA’ in Delhi on 6th December
Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party is part of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA), which was formed to take on the ruling BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. In the month of November, assembly elections were held in Chhattisgarh (7 and 17), Mizoram (7), Madhya Pradesh (17), Rajasthan (25) and Telangana (30). The results of the assembly elections of four of these states are being declared today and BJP’s victory in three seems certain. Congress is registering victory in Telangana. Mizoram results will be declared on December 4.