With the Congress having wrested Karnataka from the BJP, the race for the chief minister`s post has begun within the party.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi campaigned for the BJP in Karnataka in an effort that it is re-elected to power.
RSS ideologue MG Vaidya said it was beyond their imagination that the BJP will be decimated in Karnataka Assembly Elections.
Making no bones about his ambition, Leader of Opposition Congress in the outgoing Assembly Siddaramaiah declared himself as a "strong contender" for CM`s post.
Finance Minister P Chidambaram expressed his delight with the Congress Party getting absolute majority in Karnataka.
With the Congress emergence as a single-largest party in Karnataka polls, Sheila Dikshit said winning with an absolute majority is a matter of pride for us.
Congress spokesman Janardan Dwivedi said that emerging results and leads in Karnataka Assembly Elections reflected the public`s rejection of the BJP policies.
The BJP acknowledged on Wednesday that it was on its way out in the southern state.
Congress leader and chief ministerial candidate Siddaramaiah on Wednesday expressed confidence that his party will get absolute majority in Karnataka Assembly.
Day in Pics: 30th August
August 30, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai