Karnataka Janata Paksha president and former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa said that it was the split votes of his party and BJP that had helped Congress secure 121 seats in the assembly polls.
Addressing a press conference, he said, “KJP has got second place in 23 seats and Congress won those seats with the help of split votes.”
Yeddyurappa also admitted that he was upset with the results but would work hard and prepare the ground for the Lok Sabha elections.
“My party has achieved 10% of votes in this election and it was not easy task to get such a percentage. We will improve it in future.”
Claiming that he was responsible for BJP coming to power in the 2008 polls, Yeddyurappa said, “Just as I helped BJP get 110 seats in the 2008 elections, I will work to build KJP. It is a challenge but I will accept it.”