Chandigarh, December 24
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday hailed the Congress-JMM-RJD victory in the Jharkhand Assembly polls as a rejection of the divisive politics of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
“The reversal of the ruling BJP’s fortunes, which had begun earlier this year, has taken another leap forward with these polls. The results had resoundingly crushed BJP’s ambitions of spreading its tentacles across the length and breadth of the country and paved the way for the creation of a BJP-Mukta Bharat,”
“With these results, BJP’s divisive agenda had not only been exposed but had also been rejected outright by the people. The mandate marked the defeat of the ruling party’s communal politics,” he added.
He further said that the Jharkhand mandate validates the Congress party’s secular agenda. “People want development and progress, in the backdrop of the Constitutional ethos of unity in diversity; they do not want to be divided by vested interests in the name of religion,” he said.
He also said that the people of India, especially its large youth populace, had seen through BJP’s all-round failure, as evidenced in the growing unemployment, deepening economic woes and escalating prices etc, and voted against its regressive policies in favour of development and growth.