Cong, JD-S money power destabilised K'taka govt: Gadkari

Cong, JD-S money power destabilised K'taka govt: Gadkari

"This kind of politics is started by Congress party. The government in Karnataka is destabilised by JD-S and Congress' money power," Gadkari said.

"Truth is, every MLA wants to become a minister but not everyone can become one. I can assure you that Karnataka Government is a popular government and we are committed to give a good, corruption-free governance," he said in a web chat, at the state BJP office here.

Asked how was he going to tackle the 'Rahul Gandhi charisma', Gadkari said "there is no Rahul charisma. Congress is a proprietary concern and BJP is a democratic party. Rahul will have to go through the Bihar litmus test."

In the last six months, BJP's poll strengths have been increasing, be it at state level or at municipal corporations right from Gujarat to Daman and Diu, Gadkari said.

To a query that BJP should have a face like Atal Behari Vajpayee, Gadkari said "sadly Vajpayeeji cannot contribute to the party because of his health. There are younger crop of leaders who are competent."

Asked if the recent Ayodhya verdict is a moral boost to BJP, Gadkari said, "I don't want to politicalise the verdict. Ayodhya is not a political subject. It is a national issue."