Karnataka 2018

Karnataka people’s mandate is with BJP: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday congratulated newly sworn-in Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, while accusing the Congress of propagating “corrupt and divisive politics.”

Mr. Shah took to Twitter to remind the Congress, in a sarcastic vein, of its “glorious history.”

“President of the Congress (Rahul Gandhi) obviously does not remember the glorious history of his party. The legacy of Mr. Rahul Gandhi’s party is the horrific Emergency, blatant misuse of Article 356, subverting the courts, media and civil society,” he said in a series of tweets.

“Who has the people’s mandate in Karnataka? The BJP, which has won 104 seats, or the Congress which dropped to 78 seats, whose own chief minister and ministers lost by big margins. The JD(S) who won only 37 seats and lost their deposits in several others,” he said.

‘Petty gains’

“The murder of democracy happens the minute a desperate Congress made an opportunist offer to the JD(S), not for Karnataka’s welfare but for their own petty political gains. Shameful!” he added.

He also expressed the hope that the new BJP government in the State under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s guidance will fulfil people’s aspirations.

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