Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday said the Lok Sabha poll outcome was a "setback" to the party at both national and state levels.
"When people desire for change such results occur. This result is a setback for Congress both at national as well as state levels," Siddaramaiah, who had targeted to put up a good show, told reporters here.
Siddaramaiah, who completed one year in office early this week said, "We accept the people`s mandate with utmost humility. In democracy people`s verdict is final."
Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President G Parameshwara in a statement said, "our government in the state has performed well in the last one year; still we have not been able win expected number of seats."
He said "people think differently while voting for Legislative and Parliamentary elections, we respect people`s verdict."
Former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy who lost in Chikkaballapur constituency, said "BJP asked for vote in the name of Modi and people of the state has supported Modi, I bow to their verdict."
Thanking voters for the poll results, former Chief Minister and leader of opposition in assembly Jagadish Shettar said "this was people`s election, it was a national movement."
Shettar also demanded Siddaramaih`s resignation for Congress` dismal performance in the state.