New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The BJPs defeat in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh Assembly polls is a clear indication of the “peoples discontent and anger” over its policies at the Centre and states, the CPI-M said on Wednesday.
The party also said the election results “shattered the myth” of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s electoral invincibility.
“Instead of addressing the people’s issues, the policies of the BJP government only deepened people’s misery and tried to divert their attention into issues aimed at sharpening communal polarization,” the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) said.
The party stressed that attacks on Muslims and Dalits and an atmosphere of hatred and violence “fostered to divide the people” did not succeed.
“The new governments that will be formed in the former BJP-ruled states must respect the people’s verdict and adopt policies aimed at improving the people’s livelihood and reducing their miseries.
“These governments must also ensure that the unity of the people and the integrity of the country are not further damaged by the BJP’s politics of communal polarisation,” it added.
Two CPI-M candidates were elected to the Rajasthan Assembly on Tuesday from Dungargarh and Bhadra constituencies.
In the five state Assembly polls, the Congress wrested Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh from the BJP.
In Mizoram, the Mizo National Front (MNF) ousted the Congress from power while Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao led his Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to a fascile win in the state.