Bengaluru: After winning as many 25 seats in the Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka, the BJP is sure still in the mood to celebrate it on a grand scale.

Early this morning (June 5) a felicitation programme for all the 25 MPs was held in Bengaluru. In attendance were Muralidhar Rao, the national general secretary of the BJP and state BJP president BS Yeddyurappa and other bigwigs. It was a unique celebration in that the MPs were gifted a sapling and a copy of the Indian Constitution. June 5 also happens to be World Environment Day.

Muralidhar Rao spoke on the occasion and this is what he had to say, “The results of Lok Sabha election have made the calculations of the media, the Congress and the JD(S) turn topsy-turvy. The BJP has got a vote share of 51.4%. In more than 22 constituencies, BJP candidates have earned more than 50% vote share. It is indeed a historic mandate.”

Later in the evening, a legislative party meeting was held at the BJP office, presided over by Yeddyurappa.  The meeting was organised to chalk out ways to expose the failures of the coalition government in the state.

Briefing the press, Aravind Limbavali, the general secretary of the party said, “The government is nepotistic. It is not granting funds to those constituencies in which BJP members have won. Under the aegis of Yeddyurappa, all members of the BJP (MLAs, MLCs, MPs of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha) will hold a protest in Bengaluru from June 13 to June 15.”

The BJP has planned a three-pronged attack against the ruling coalition. The saffron party aims to corner the government over its mishandling of Kodagu funds issue, the land granted to Jindal Steel Plant at throwaway prices and its inefficiency in handling drought in the state.