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Amidst on-going political crisis in Karnataka, the BJP on Wednesday said that it was "watching" the developments and asserted that people of the state would heave a sigh of relief if the JD-S-led alliance government falls due to its "internal contradictions".
"There is an implosion happening in the Congress. What is on display is the internal feud in the Congress," said BJP spokesperson G.V.L. Narsimha Rao.
He said there was an "illegitimate" government in the southern state because the two parties that lost elections came together to form an "unethical" alliance.
"These two parties have actually stolen the public mandate to form an opportunistic coalition. People of Karnataka would heave a sigh of relief if this government falls due to its internal contradictions," he said.
"The BJP is only watching developments and we clearly see the present government having lost majority which is evident from their own statements," he added.
A senior BJP leader, who declined to be named, said the party will "wait and watch" as to how the differences within the alliance play out before taking a call on its next move.
"Let the state unit decide and then we will deliberate over it," he said when asked if the BJP is looking to make a push for stalling its government in the southern state.
His remarks come amid the political drama over alleged "Operation Lotus" to destabilise the Karnataka government continued with the Congress preparing for an apparent show of strength by calling a meeting of its legislators on January 18 while the BJP kept up suspense with its shepherded MLAs remaining locked up in a luxury resort in Gurugram near the national capital.
Coalition partners Congress and JD-S claimed that Bharatiya Janata Party's bid to topple its coalition government has failed. Both Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara claimed that the JD(S)-Congress coalition is safe and that they had the numbers.