While local leaders did not always attack Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his ministers, Shah was unsparing in his criticism, including remarks like "Siddaramaiah government is not AHINDA (Kannada acronym for minorities, backward classes and Dalits) but Ahindu (anti-Hindu)".
RJD national vice-president Shivanand Tiwari asked the BJP leaders to explain why did they come to power in Bihar through the backdoor despite people of the state giving the mandate to the RJD and the JDU but not the BJP. Shah, who had prepared the party's groundwork for the elections much earlier, has addressed 59 public meeting and held 25 roadshows.
Tiwari added that according to the Supreme Court ruling, the governor must invite the party that has the majority either pre-poll or post-poll.More news: Redfin CEO responds to Seattle head tax
In the Karnataka elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was fighting not only the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular), but also one party that wasn't even contesting -the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) of Andhra Pradesh (AP).
Following the Karnataka State Assembly election results, the significance of regional parties has come to the fore, with BJP's alliance partners in Goa stating that the importance of State political outfits can not be undermined in politics.
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Dhavalikar pointed out to the Karnataka assembly results, where the regional outfit JD (S) played a significant role.
"'The Congress used politics of caste to divide people and tried to incite Dalits on SC/ST Act in Karnataka", he said. To rally the community's support, Shah did not rely exclusively on chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa, a Lingayat. In Meghalaya, the BJP won two seats and the Congress 21 but the BJP formed the government after a post-poll alliance.More news: Mother charged with 9 felony counts in child abuse case