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Finally, 'Ab Ki Baar, 400 Paar' Comes True, but in the UK: Tharoor on Labour's Victory

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor took a jab at the BJP on Friday following the Labour Party’s overwhelming victory in the UK general elections, noting that the slogan “ab ki baar, 400 paar” had finally come true, but in another country. Before the Lok Sabha elections, BJP leaders had confidently predicted they would secure over […]

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor took a jab at the BJP on Friday following the Labour Party’s overwhelming victory in the UK general elections, noting that the slogan “ab ki baar, 400 paar” had finally come true, but in another country.

Before the Lok Sabha elections, BJP leaders had confidently predicted they would secure over 370 seats, with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) surpassing 400 seats.

However, in the recent elections, the BJP won 240 seats, falling short of a majority, while the NDA garnered 293 seats in total.

The Congress managed to win 99 seats, and the INDIA bloc secured 234 seats. After the elections, two Independent MPs expressed their support for the Congress, increasing the INDIA bloc’s total to 236.

Tharoor remarked on X, “Finally ‘ab ki baar 400 paar’ happened — but in another country!”

Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh commented on the political shifts in the UK, drawing parallels to recent events in India. He criticized a political figure in India who, after failing to be elected by party MPs, declared themselves the leader of an alliance, describing it as a violation of parliamentary norms aimed at salvaging their reputation following significant electoral and personal defeats.

Keir Starmer became the UK’s new prime minister on Friday, pledging to rebuild the nation after the Labour Party’s sweeping victory in the general election. The Labour Party won 412 seats in the 650-member House of Commons, a significant increase from their 2019 results.

The Conservative Party, led by Rishi Sunak, managed to secure only 121 seats, a drastic reduction from their 2019 tally. The Labour Party achieved a vote share of 33.7 percent, while the Conservatives garnered 23.7 percent.

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