May 26, 2008 17:59 IST
The result of Karnataka assembly poll was a reflection of the loss of credibility of the Congress party as well as the United Progressive Alliance government's performance at the Centre, Communist Party of India-Marxist General Secretary Prakash Karat said in Kolkata on Monday.
"The Centre's policies, particularly with regard to price rise and the crisis in agriculture sector has created resentment among the people who have rejected the Congress," Karat said.
Karat, who was in Kolkata to attend the CPI-M West Bengal state committee meeting, told party organ Ganashakti, "The Bharatiya Janata Party had succeeded in weakening the secular forces in Karnataka." He added that the saffron party had made efforts to polarise the people on communal lines for a long time.
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