Speaking to media persons, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar claimed that Congress will blame Manmohan Singh to save Sonia and Rahul Gandhi after May 16 when Lok Sabha election result is scheduled to be released.
Citing the exit polls, which claimed that BJP-led NDA will form the government at the centre, Javadekar on Tuesday, May 13 said, "The mantra in Congress is to blame others in case of something bad while giving all credit to Congress president and vice president. Therefore, PM will be blamed and others too. There will be talk about collective responsibility."
The mantra in Congress is to blame others in case of something bad: BJP
According to Javadekar, Manmohan Singh was only occupying the chair but did not have power which was wielded by the Gandhis.
He said NDA will surpass their average tally of 270-275 given to it as it will sweep Seemandhra in alliance with TDP and do better in other places.
The results of local elections in Andhra Pradesh, he said, were an indication of things to come. TDP has left its nearest rival YSR Congress far behind in the Seemandhra region while it along with BJP has made its presence felt in Telangana.
Javadekar said Congress has seen a fall of 10 percent votes in states and BJP has got even those votes in Lok Sabha elections which generally go to regional parties.
Asked if BJP was exploring alliances with YSR Congress and BJD, he said these questions should be asked on May 17 not today.
He declined to comment on the likely appointment of the new Army Chief by the outgoing government.
The Defence Ministry had yesterday decided to go ahead with the process of appointing the next Army Chief as it recommended the name of Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag for the top post.
(With agency inputs)