Terming the BJP’s poor performance in the Assembly elections held in five states the “people’s verdict”, Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday the poll results were a real democratic indication of the 2019 general elections.
“People voted against BJP. This is the people’s verdict and the victory of the people of this country, victory of democracy and victory against injustice, atrocities, destruction of institutions, misuse of agencies, no work for poor people, farmers, youth, Dalits, SC, ST, OBC, minorities and general caste,” she tweeted.
Banerjee said the Assembly elections in the five states — Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Mizoram — whose outcome is seen as a semi-final before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections showed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was nowhere in all the states in the country.
“This is a real democratic indication of 2019 final match. Ultimately, people are always the ‘man of the match’ of democracy. My congrats to the winners,” she said.