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'A victory of the regional front', says Mamata Banerjee after Congress-JDS manage to retain Karnataka

The Trinamool Congress chief greeted JD(S) leaders H D Deve Gowda and H D Kumaraswamy and the Congress.

Edited by: India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: May 19, 2018 17:09 IST ]
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Mamata Banerjee

The fall of the three-day-old BJP government in Karnataka was a "victory of the regional front" and of democracy, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said soon after Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa announced his decision to resign without facing a trust vote today. 

The Trinamool Congress chief greeted JD(S) leaders H D Deve Gowda and H D Kumaraswamy and the Congress. 

"Democracy wins. Congratulations Karnataka. Congratulations DeveGowda Ji, Kumaraswamy Ji, Congress and others. Victory of the 'regional' front (sic)," she said in a tweet. 

Yeddyurappa's resignation will pave the way for formation of a government led by JD(S) state chief H D Kumaraswamy, who has the backing of the Congress. 

The newly formed alliance has claimed support of 117 MLAs in the 224-member House with an effective strength of 221. 

Polling for two seats was not held due to various reasons, while Kumaraswamy won from two places.

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