May 08, 2013 at 11:03am IST

Karnataka polls: Narendra Modi can't be the deciding factor, says BJP

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad refused to accept that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi failed to help the party in Karnataka elections as trends showed that the Congress was well ahead of its rivals and on the way to forming the next government in the state.

Prasad said that Modi addressed just three-four elections rallies in Karnataka and "so he cannot be the deciding factor". Admitting that the loss was a big blow to the BJP, he said that "course correction will be taken" and blamed former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa for hitting his party hard.

"Whatever votes Yeddyurppa has won belonged to the BJP. He has cornered our votes," said Prasad. The BJP leader added that even though the Congress was way ahead and most likely to form the next government in the state but the party cannot use the win to wash-off the allegations of massive corruption.

"Can anyone guarantee that more corruption cases will not take place under the Congress government?" he asked.