Bangalore, Nov 11 (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today accused Congress of being responsible for it losing 13 days in forming its first government in South India.
Speaking to news persons after the BJP legislature party meeting on the eve of BJP assuming power in Karnataka tomorrow, party Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said that Congress was responsible for BJP being called to form the coalition government 13 days late. However the party was happy that "wisdom ultimately prevailed and democracy saved".
"The long cherished dream of the BJP of coming to power in a South Indian state and deservedly Chief Minister designate B S Yeddyurappa was taking charge. The BJP-JD(S) combine will do well as it did during its first 20 months of rule under Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy," he said.
Mr Naidu said that in the meeting party legislators were told integrated development of the entire state and emphasis on farmers should be given top priority. "We will provide a successful government and we will complete the 19 months period. Mr Yeddyurappa will provide good governance," he added.
Mr Naidu said Party president Rajnath Singh, senior leader L K Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi Sushma Swaraj and chief minister of BJP ruled states would be present during Mr Yeddyurappa's oath taking ceremony tomorrow, he said.