Backed by the party's good performance in the ranks of Karnataka, Congress on Nov. 6 said the results were indicative of "mood change" in the country.
Decision Candidates for the JD (S) Congress coalition on November 6 won both Assembly constituencies and two of Lok Sabha's three seats in the fierce November 3 defeat.
"Congratulations to all the workers and leaders of the Congress Party in Karnataka for the decisive victory of the Congress-JD (S) alliance in the indirect poll in the state. I thank each and every one of you for your dedication and the hard work that made this victory possible, "said Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
In a tweet, Congress leader and former Union Minister, P. Chidambaram, said that a 4-1 result in Karnataka "looks like a Test Series victory under Virat Kohli" . The Congress-JD (S) coalition has yielded its results, he said.
In another tweet, Mr. Chidambaram said, "Deepavali celebrates the victory of good over evil. The demon is defeated. The demons of modern times are hate, intolerance and impunity. Let's leave the new year the victory for love, tolerance and constitutional values. "
At a press conference in New Delhi, Congress spokesman Manish Tewari said his party and other progressive and pluralist forces had "defeated" the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the past decade. years in the country.
"Today, the news from Karnataka is extremely encouraging (…), which is indicative of the country 's mood change," Tewari said.
Congress spokesman Randeep Surjewala said, "This is the victory of the Karnataka government's pro-people policy and the rejection of the corrupt and divisive politics of the BJP."
The by-election results were a major setback for the BJP in view of the 2019 elections, with the party losing the seat of Ballari Lok Sabha, considered a bastion of the Reddy brothers, the controversial barons of the mining industry.