Karnataka Congress counts reasons for below-par performance

Several senior leaders ministers opined that the Congress guarantees did not translate into votes in the Lok Sabha polls.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 07, 2024 | 6:30 PMUpdatedJun 07, 2024 | 6:30 PM

The Congress expected to repeat its Assembly poll performance in the Lok Sabha election. (Supplied)

The BJP-JD(S) alliance, Modi factor, BJP’s religion-based campaign, internal feuds, and failure to convert guarantees into votes led to a below-par performance in Karnataka, the Congress assessed after the Lok Sabha election results were announced. Several Cabinet ministers felt the guarantees failed to secure the expected support. The caste census split the Lingayat and Vokkaliga votes, affecting the Congress’s prospects.

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