Nagpur, Jul 11: Describing the alliance between the Congress and JD(S) in Karnataka as an "opportunistic" one, senior BJP leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday denied that his party had any role in the crisis and claimed that BJP never resorted to destabilising any government.
While interacting with mediapersons in the city, he said, "The Congress party is now on deathbed. Its MLAs quitting the party in Karnataka is a fallout of captain Rahul Gandhi deserting the Congress ship."
Claiming that the Congress is a sinking ship whose captain Gandhi has already deserted it, he said the alliance between Congress and JD(S) was an ''opportunistic'' one and noted that the government there has lost majority.
"We have no role in the crisis as BJP never resorts to destabilising any government. The Congress-JD(S) government was tottering because of its own folly," he pointed.
Chouhan, who is national in-charge of BJP’s membership drive, said the Congress did not heed the advice of Mahatma Gandhi, who had told the Congressmen to dissolve the party post-independence.
The former MP chief minister further said the party created history because of strong leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, adroit strategy of party president Amit Shah and hardworking workers.
However, the ultimate height is yet to be attained in particularly the states where BJP is not ruling, he said and added they aim to capture those states. (UNI)