Mallikarjun Kharge | Photo: PTI
Bengaluru: AICC President Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday termed Congress' good show in the Karnataka Assembly polls as a victory of "Janata Janardhana", saying people have voted "furiously" against BJP's "bad administration" in the state.
He said all the newly elected Congress legislators have been asked to reach here by this evening and the due process of the government formation will be followed.
"We have sent a message to everyone (newly elected persons) to come by this evening. They all will come here by this evening and once they come, they will be instructed on the due course. After that, the high command will send observers (and) after that the due processes (for government formation) will follow," he told reporters here.
Congress' good show was a "Janata Janardhana Victory", he said, crediting the people for the party's apparent return to power as it established a clear lead ahead of its rival BJP.
The counting of votes polled in the May 10 Assembly elections in the state was taken up on Saturday.
"People themselves have got up and supported us, they have voted for us furiously against the bad administration. This shows voters of Karnataka are awakened. Despite the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi), Home Minister (Amit Shah), dozens of Ministers, Chief Ministers of other states camping here, and despite manpower, money and muscle being used, people have unitedly voted for Congress," he added.
Congratulating those who have won, the AICC President said people support good work; whether victorious or defeated, one should stay amidst them and work in a democracy.
Complimenting the Congress' entire state leadership and party office bearers and workers, he said, "every one has worked unitedly which has got us this results. People have also responded to it. Also our guarantees have worked, as the poor and downtrodden have voted for us."