Shillong, May 16: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday said the BJP’s sweeping victory in the Lok Sabha polls was largely due to the anti-incumbency factor against the ruling Congress across the country.
“The list of causes for the Congress’ defeat can vary… anti-incumbency coupled with inflation is one of the main factors for the BJP’s landslide victory,” Sangma told IANS on phone.
“(BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra) Modi and many other political parties have taken advantage of the anti-incumbency and inflation…,” the veteran Congress leader said.
He said the Congress bowed to the will of the people, and adeded: “In all humility we accept the verdict of the people and wish those people who are going to run the government a success.”
Meanwhile, former Lok Sabha speaker and National People’s Party candidate Purno A. Sangma and sitting Congress MP Vincent H. Pala are leading in Tura and Shillong parliamentary constituencies in Meghalaya.
Counting of votes is in progress.