On May 13, the results of the Karnataka Assembly elections were announced, which saw the defeat of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Raj Thackeray, the leader of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), expressed his anger towards the BJP'
s loss and referred to it as a "defeat of arrogance".
Thackeray emphasized that the ruling party always loses, rather than the opposition party. He urged the media to not underestimate the power of the general public and that everyone should learn from this setback.
When questioned if Maharashtra would face a similar fate, Thackeray declined to predict the future, stating that he was not a fortune-teller.
The Congress secured a commanding 136-seat majority, while the BJP
was reduced to just 66 seats. Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) won 19 seats, and Kalyana Rajya Pragathi Paksha and Sarvodaya Karnataka Paksha each won one seat, with independents securing two seats.