Wed, 08 May 2013 12:00:00 GMT | By ANI

Credit to PM, Sonia, Rahul for Congress win in Karnataka: Khurshid

The results of the vote count will decide who will occupy each of the 223 seats up for grabs in the state assembly


Credit to PM, Sonia, Rahul for Congress win in Karnataka: Khurshid (© Reuters)

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid today gave credit to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi for the party's good showing in BJP-ruled Karnataka.

" I would like to thank the people of Karnataka for voting the Congress party to victory, and the credit for this should also be given to our leaders Dr Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, who led from the front to ensure the party's victory in his BJP-ruled state," Khurshid told media here. Echoing similar sentiments, Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy thanked Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul for the party's comfortable victory here.

"I am very grateful to people of Karnataka for voting in favour of Congress, which have always given top priority to the development unlike BJP which has misused power and indulged in corruption," he added. The Congress was set to return to power in Karnataka, with its candidates leading in more than 112 seats. While the ruling BJP has been pushed to the third spot, leading only in 35 seats. The Janata Dal-Secular is leading in 42 seats.

As per the latest trends, the Karnataka Janatha Paksha, which is led by former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, is leading in 11 seats.

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