Amit Shah listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat. (Source: PTI)

Karnataka Election: Mandate Was Against Congress, Says BJP President Amit Shah

Asserting that the mandate in Karnataka Assembly polls was against the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah today said that the party has found a new way of portraying defeat as its victory.

Shah also asked the Congress to explain to the people of Karnataka why they were celebrating even when most of their ministers had lost election.

“Only Congress and JD(S) are celebrating, people of Karnataka are not [celebrating],” he told reporters. The mandate given by people of Karnataka was against the Congress, and there was no confusion about it, he added.

If we had not staked claim to form government, it would have been against the mandate of Karnataka people...Congress has found a new way of portraying defeat as its victory, and I hope this new definition of victory continues till 2019 as it will benefit the BJP.
Amit Shah, President, BJP

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“Congress is now starting to have faith in constitutional bodies like the Supreme Court, Election Commission and they even like EVMs,” Shah said, voicing hope that it continues even when the Congress loses and is unable to form the government, taunting the party which has been critical of the the poll panel and the apex court’s functioning in recent times.

He also claimed that the Congress’ lawyer lied in the Supreme Court about BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa having sought seven days’ time from the Governor to prove majority in the House.

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