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People voted for stability: Dattatreya

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BJP State president Bandaru Dattatreya interacting with former Mayor D.V. Subba Rao at the party’s meeting in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. —
BJP State president Bandaru Dattatreya interacting with former Mayor D.V. Subba Rao at the party’s meeting in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. —

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Congress victory result of split of votes of non-Congress parties, Dattatreya says

VISAKHAPATNAM: “The results of recently concluded elections are unexpected. But there is neither disappointment nor despair in the BJP which had contested all seats in the State and improved its percentage of votes and retained its seats. We started anew, we strengthen it from the grassroots and get ready for the 2014 elections. We are reviewing party’s performance at the district-level and the office-bearers of the party State committee will meet at Hyderabad tomorrow (May 25) and review over all performance,” said Bharatiaya Janata Party State president Bandaru Dattatreya. The idea was to grow as a strong opposition party and act constructively, he said.

Speaking to media persons after reviewing party’s performance here on Sunday, Mr. Dattatreya observed that people had voted for stability. The victory of the Congress was the result of split of votes of non-Congress parties, he said and blamed the Left parties for this. The Left should draw correct lessons from this.

The Praja Rajyam Party had also split considerable number of anti-Congress votes, he said asserting that the present political scenario was different from what prevailed when N.T. Rama Rao founded Telugu Desam Party in the eighties.

Minorities, specially Muslims, had voted for the Congress and, by and large, its vote bank remained intact, he said.

The BJP leader advised Congress not to be arrogant about the results that had considerably reduced its strength in the Assembly. Asked whether it was correct on the part of the BJP not to attend the swearing-in function of a democratically elected Chief Minister, he said his party had not been invited. Lok Satta chief Jayaprakash Narayan, who had found fault with the Opposition for not attending the function, might have been invited, he said.

Earlier, Mr.Dattatreya along with senior leaders of the party D.V. Subba Rao, P.V. Chalapathi Rao, Bandaru Ranga Mohan Rao, T. Subbarami Reddy, B. Kanaka Rao, K. Haribabu and Kolli Ratnakumari had a brainstorming session with the grassroots level workers.


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