The BSP supremo, Mayawati who is in an alliance with the JD(S) in Karnataka has blamed the Congress for the BJP winning the elections. She said that the b-team rhetoric is what helped the BJP emerge as the single largest party n Karnataka.
In a written statement, Mayawati said, " I want to suggest to the Congress that it should not use language for its political expediency during an election campaign that ends up benefiting the BJP and RSS.
"It is now apparent how they (Congress) in election speeches dubbed the JD(S) as the B-team of BJP, particularly in regions with significant Muslim population, thereby causing division in votes. This resulted in victory mostly of BJP candidates in these regions. BJP could not have got 104 MLAs had the Congress not indulged in this kind of rhetoric."
The BSP had contested in 20 seats in Karnataka and won one. The BSP has said that it would be in alliance with the JDD(S) during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections too.