Although the Bharatiya Janta Party emerged as the single most winner in the recent Karnataka elections, not everything was victorious for the political party. Talking about the situation, BJP's Ram Madhav said, "We've done no mistake. It's a democratic practice where the single largest party is given the opportunity. We had the right to seek that opportunity which we sought. It is a different matter that we weren't able to muster required numbers. Mandate was against Congress. So we had hope that parties like JD(S) would keep that in mind and act appropriately. But that wasn't the case. There was a tacit deal between Congress and JD(S) that led to a situation where we had to relinquish."