CPIML congratulates the people of Karnataka for delivering a decisive defeat to the anti-people and divisive BJP and the machinations of the Sangh Parivar. This victory should be the precursor to defeat the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2024.
The mandate of the people of Karnataka against the BJP’s campaign of bluster and divisiveness, is their voice against the unprecedented corruption of the BJP government, rising prices and cost of living, crumbling infrastructure, anti-farmers and anti-worker laws, skyrocketing unemployment, a crippled state economy, violence against women and their autonomy, increasing caste atrocities, communal disharmony and religious hatred & bigotry.
The telling defeat suffered by the BJP, despite the deployment of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who held massive roadshows and public meetings across the State, is a sign that Brand Modi is not indestructible. The toothless Election Commission, which failed to act against hate speeches, violations of the model code of conduct, including the silence period, showed the undermining of the democratic processes in the state.
This election saw the defeat of several ministers from the incumbent BJP government, including Health Minister Sudhakar, which is a telling indictment of the gross mismanagement of the BJP government during the covid-19 crisis in the State. The Minister for Education BC Nagesh who enforced unjust Hijab ban and humiliated Muslim women students and deprived them of an education has also lost. The defeat of CT Ravi, National Secretary of the BJP, emphasis the rejection of the vicious communal agenda of the BJP.
Despite the immense work done by the CPIML in KR Pura and Kanakagiri constituencies, the Party has not performed as expected, and will undertake the necessary review and rectification. CPIML will continue to raise the voice of the people on the streets against the fascist assault of the BJP, as also to ensure that the incoming Government obeys the mandate of the people and delivers on its electoral promises.
CPIML thanks the people of Karnataka for fulfilling our slogan of “Defeat BJP, Save Karnataka” and for voting for us in the two constituencies. CPIML also salutes Bahutva Karnataka, Eddelu Karnataka and other civil society organisations and individuals who have tirelessly worked during these past few months, exposing the anti-people policies of the BJP through numerous sector-specific Report Cards, which has helped in its defeat.
We now look up to the people of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan, and Telangana, where Assembly elections are due in the coming months, to return similar mandates rejecting the anti-people and hate politics of the BJP, and vote to save democracy and the Indian Constitution.