K'taka poll result a reflection of loss of Cong' credibility;Karat

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Kolkata, May 26(UNI) CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat today said the Karnataka Assembly poll result was a reflection of the loss of credibility of the Congress and the coalition UPA Government it was leading at the Centre.

''The Centre's policies, particularly those regarding price rise and the crisis in the agricultural field has caused resentment among the people who have rejected the Congress,'' he told party's Bengali mouthpiece, 'Ganashakti'.

Mr Karat, who is in Kolkata to attend the party's state committee meeting, said the BJP, which had been trying for long to polarise the people on communal line, had been successful in weakening the secular force in Karnataka.

While the BJP had achieved the benefits of its alliance with the JD(S) in the previous government in Karnataka, the party's victory and coming to power on its own this time was a warning to secular political parties which had wanted an understanding with the BJP to form the government, he observed.

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