New Delhi, Dec 11: Shiv Sena, which has been from time to time attacking the BJP over multiple issues, attributed the election results to the "anger of the people" and suggested that the NDA leadership should go for self introspection.
Even as Congress raced ahead of the BJP in the counting of votes polled in Assembly elections to five states-- Rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram, key ally of NDA government Shiv Sena on Tuesday called for 'self-reflection'. Talking to reporters here, Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said, ''I won't say these are victories of Congress but this is an anger of the people. Self-reflection is needed.''
Latest trends of counting show the Congress taking a lead over the BJP in Rajasthan where it was leading in 95 seats while the BJP was ahead in 81 seats. In Chhattisgarh, too, the Congress took a comfortable lead of 63 seats, while BJP was leading in just 18 seats.
The state of Madhya Pradesh is witnessing a neck and neck fight heading for a photo-finish.
According to trends available by noon, it seems the return of TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao in Telangana and MNF chief Zoramthanga in Mizoram looked certain. MNF, which contested the elections alone, is also a constituent of BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance in the region.
In the southern state of Telangana, TRS, headed to regain power leading in 87 seats in 119 member assembly. (UNI)