"Congress has been shown the door for poor political leadership and unconvincing approach to corruption," said businesswoman Kiran Mazumdar Shaw in a stern message as the poll results pouring in showed rout-like situation for the party in at least three states.
Industry chamber Assocham said: "Election results in the Assembly elections have thrown a clear message: It is the quality of governance which matters at the end of the day".
On the poll outcome, well-known industrialist Anand Mahindra said that honesty is the best politics, "AAP's dramatic debut shows we want desperately to be idealistic and not cynical. That honesty isn't just the best policy but the best politics," he tweeted.
Impressed with Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) "amazing" debut, Shaw said, "people want corruption-free politics based on transparency and responsibility".
She tweeted that AAP and Arvind Kejriwal and have walked the talk on clean politics and tasted success as a result. Giving credit to Indian voters for voting for governance brushing aside the traditional issues of caste and religion, Assocham said political party that delivers on governance would actually remain relevant. "Certainly, the voter may not understand the complexities of economics, but he/she reacts rather strongly if his/her purchasing power is curtailed by inflation," Assocham Secretary General D S Rawat said.
PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry said that inflation has definitely played on voters mind, as there has been price rise in vegetables and essential commodities, leading to a paradigm shift in voters mindsets. "As an industry body, we urge the winning parties to take steps for generating employment by boosting industrial growth. This can be done by giving tax holidays and financial reforms," the association's executive director Saurabh Sanyal said.
On Delhi polls, CII expressed hope that new leadership would work to promote inclusive growth.