File photo of BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
BJP leader and party in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir Ram Madhav on Monday attacked Congress, calling them "the most corrupt party" adding that the decision of alliance with JD(S) is an ünethical deal."
Madhav said: "Whole history of Congress is full of corruption. There's not been a single genuine charge against BJP Government in past 4 years. The most corrupt party is Congress and that corruption has reflected in the unethical deal that they have entered into with JD(S) in Karnataka."
In reply to the BJP's move to influence Congress MLA's during floor tests, he said: "It's a democratic practice where the single largest party is given the opportunity. We had the right to seek that opportunity which we sought."
"We have done no mistake. It's a democratic practice where the single largest party is given the opportunity. We had the right to seek that opportunity which we sought. It is a different matter that we weren't able to muster required numbers," he added.
He laid emphasis on the fact that the mandate was against Congress and thus they had hoped that parties "like JD(S) would keep that in mind and act appropriately. But that was not the case. There was a tacit deal between Congress and JD(S) that led to a situation where we had to relinquish."
Meanwhile, Congress MP (Member of Parliament) Mallikarjun Kharge said that "keeping everything in mind" in the Karnataka elections, there should be a "give and take equation" with the JD(S) while forming the cabinet.
"High command will take a decision. We, being a national party, supported JD(S) - a regional party, to uphold Constitutional principles and democracy. Keeping everything in mind, there ought to be a 'give & take' equation," Mallikarjun Kharge said.
On May 27, Kumaraswamy was invited by Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to form the government in the state, after Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) three-day old chief minister BS Yeddyurappa stepped down ahead of the floor test in the state assembly.