The Congress has returned to power with a clear majority in the Karnataka assembly elections. This performance of the party in the Karnataka assembly elections ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections will surely enthuse the workers. In South India, the BJP faced the challenge of retaining power in Karnataka, while the Congress also faced the challenge of making a comeback. With the support of Basavaraj Bommai, the BJP tried its best to retain power, while the Congress tried to return to power by pushing the DK Shivakumar-Siddaramaiah duo forward.
Karnataka is one of those states where the government changes every five years. This process has been going on in Karnataka since 1985, the people here give a chance to one party for five years and another party in the next election. This time too, the people of Karnataka were not in the mood to give a second chance to the party, repeating the same series with the BJP.
Now Congress government in 4 states
Now the Congress has governments on its own in Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Karnataka. So on the other hand, in Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Jharkhand and Maharashtra, the Congress is still in the role of an ally in the coalition government. Holding on to power in Karnataka will also benefit the Congress in terms of strategy for the 2024 general elections. After this victory in Karnataka, it can be assumed that the Congress has once again made its comeback in the electoral fray.
Elections are to be held in many big states like Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir in the end of the year 2023 and early 2024. Certainly, there will be pressure on the Congress to continue this winning streak and the party will get a lot of strength from this victory in Karnataka. After this victory, the mission mode of the Congress can be seen in a more aggressive form for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.