The UK has just had the results of the general elections announced and the Conservatives, with current Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the PM candidate, have secured a massive victory. The Labour Party, which had ‘secular-liberal’ favourite Jeremy Corbyn as its PM candidate, has suffered a humiliating defeat after a long time.
PM Modi had congratulated PM Boris Johnson for the thumping victory.
• Conservatives win majority of at least 76
• Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn won’t fight another election as leader
• Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson loses seat
• SNP make gains in Scotland
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) December 13, 2019
The exit polls earlier had predicted that Boris Johnson’s conservative party is expected to win 368 seats in the House of Commons and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is predicted to win only 191 seats. The exit polls results were announced late last night after the voting process was over.
Labour Party’s Jeremy Corbyn has stepped down after the disastrous predictions of his party’s performance.
It is notable here that most of the British-Indian communities had openly announced support for Boris Johnson’s party after Jeremy Corbyn’s party repeatedly sided with Pakistani groups and peddled their agenda over India’s abrogation of Article 370.
Corbyn’s Labour Party had also passed a ‘resolution’ on Kashmir brought in by its Pakistani-origin members. The resolution had called for international meddling in the Kashmir issue and had criticised India’s decision to abrogate Article 370, mirroring Pakistan’s lines.
Not just that, a number of Labour Party members and even MPs were found participating in anti-India marches organised by Pakistani-sponsored British groups. On two occasions, such marches had also attacked the Indian High Commission building in London, drawing sharp criticism from the Indian government.
After the controversial ‘Kashmir resolution’, the Indian High Commission had severely criticised the open support of anti-India elements and had cancelled its scheduled programs with the Labour Party. The Indian community in the UK too had expressed displeasure and had announced suport for the conservatives.
The open support for terrorist organisations was exposed when Banned outfit JKLF had announced its support for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party. The Labour Party, sensing losing Indian votes, had later backtracked on its stand over Kashmir and had expressed regret over the ‘resolution’.