Congress Labels Modi’s Lok Sabha Results as ‘Moral, Political, and Personal’ Defeat

The Congress on Saturday described the Lok Sabha election results as a 'moral, political, and personal' defeat for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The BJP won 240 seats, short of the majority mark, while the Congress secured 99. Jairam Ramesh dismissed Modi’s performance as inadequate, citing historical comparisons.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 08-06-2024 11:22 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 11:22 IST
Congress Labels Modi’s Lok Sabha Results as ‘Moral, Political, and Personal’ Defeat
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The Congress party declared Saturday that the results of the Lok Sabha elections signify a 'moral, political, and personal' defeat for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Despite the BJP securing 240 seats in the 543-member House, they fell short of the majority mark, while the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) collectively won 293 seats. The Congress managed to win 99 seats.

Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh criticized the attempts to find positivity in what he called Modi's 'pathetic' electoral showing. He compared Modi's performance unfavorably with that of Jawaharlal Nehru, who led his party to over 360 seats in multiple elections.

Ramesh also highlighted that Modi is not the only leader to win three terms, pointing out that Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Indira Gandhi were also sworn in multiple times. He termed the 2024 elections a 'moral defeat' for Modi and a 'morale booster' for the Congress.

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