Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Monday took a dig at the Congress for "portraying defeat in Karnataka as its victory" and termed the coming together of the Congress and the JD-S an "unholy" alliance.
"Congress has found a new way of portraying defeat as its victory. I hope this new definition of victory continues till 2019," Shah said while addressing a press conference in Delhi.
Launching a scathing attack at the Congress-JD-S coalition, Shah said, “Congress and JD-S formed an alliance against the people's mandate. This is what I call an unholy alliance."
The BJP president rubbished Congress party's allegations of horse trading and said that it was BJP’s right to stake claim to form government in the southern state.
He accused the Congress of lying in the Supreme Court and said that Yeddyurappa didn’t seek seven days time from Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala to prove majority.
“Congress has falsely claimed that Yeddyurappa ji asked for 7 days, from the Governor, to prove majority. If it was the case, they should have asked for the letter for him. Congress lawyer lied in the Court,” Shah said.
The BJP leader said that while his party's vote share increased in Karnataka, the mandate was clearly “anti-Congress” as half of the party's ministers lost their seat.
"BJP is the single largest party in Karnataka, our vote share saw a major increase. The mandate was clearly anti-Congress. What is the Congress celebrating? More than half of their ministers lost, CM lost from one seat. Similarly, why is JDS celebrating? For getting 37 seats?" Shah asked.