Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has conceded defeat in the Assembly elections even as the final announcement of the election results was awaited on Saturday. He said that the BJP will come back in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

"We will come back in Lok Sabha elections," he said.

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Speaking to reporters at Haveri, he said, "We have not been able to make the mark in the elections in spite of a lot of efforts put up by everybody right from our Prime Minister to workers. Congress was able to make the mark. We will sit for analysis once the results are announced. As a national political party, we will analyze and identify the gaps and deficiencies and improve upon them."

"We take this result in our stride and reorganize the party and we will come back in the Lok Sabha elections," CM Bommai stated.