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Congress-JD-S alliance a ‘surrender deal’: BJP

Bengaluru, May 19: The BJP on Saturday termed the post-poll alliance between the Congress and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) as the “surrender deal”, alleging that the alliance has been stitched on a formula to “not enquire” into the former Siddaramaiah government’s “corruption”. “By submitting resignation from the Chief Ministership, B.S. Yeddyurappa has showed highest democratic tradition,” Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said at a press conference here. Hitting out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his charge against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he said that his statement “that Congress has defeated BJP in Karnataka is laughable because it is the Congress which has lost”. (IANS)