"My statement is being reported out of context. I said that ‘situation favourable for BJP’ which i am saying for last couple of months. This is not first time that I said BJP in Karnataka will win minimum 22 seats under the able leadership of Modi ji," he said.
The Karnataka audio tapes: Since the Congress-JDS alliance came to power, the BJP, especially Yeddyurappa, has been biding its time and waiting for an opportunity to be in a position to topple the coalition government.
Fresh signals suggest cracks in ruling alliance, which are quickly played down. Congress alleges attempts at poaching, BJP claims its leader has been wronged, JD(S) finds new relevance. With elections around the corner, what all this could mean for each party.
On Friday, Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy had released an audio recording of a purported conversation between Yeddyurappa and Sharanagouda, in which the BJP leader is allegedly trying to poach the JD(S) MLA.