CPI-M moans loss of three seats in Rajasthan

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New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday moaned the loss of its three seats in Rajasthan due to a BJP sweep of the assembly elections.

“In Rajasthan, the people’s determination to get rid of the Congress government has led to a sweep for the BJP,” the CPI-M said in a statement.

“This has adversely affected the prospects of the CPI-M. It has led to a disappointing result with the party losing its three sitting seats,” it said.

The statement said the Congress drubbing in Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan “is more resounding as the Congress could not dislodge the BJP in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh where the latter has been in power for 10 years.

“The misrule and corruption of the BJP governments in these two states did not lead the people to opt for the Congress as it was seen as no alternative given the UPA government’s economic policies leading to price rise and other burdens on the people and its track record of corruption.

“The BJP has been the beneficiary of the strong anti-Congress mood of the people in these states, except Delhi where the Aam Admi Party (AAP) has emerged as a credible alternative to the Congress.”

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