Shimoga: Former prime minister and JDS chief HD Deve Gowda on Saturday said he would take "political sanyas" if Narendra Modi-led BJP reached the magic figure of 272-plus seats to form government at the Centre.
Mentioning that "colourful attire, style and NRI funds" for self-projection could not help a person become a great national leader, he said BJP and Modi`s gameplan was to gain voters` confidence by resorting to "unbelievable gimmicks."
"He can never reach his numbers. If he achieves it, then I will take political sanyas, "Gowda told reporters, challenging Modi and his team to prove their claims in the elections.
Gowda said BJP`s ideology was aimed at destroying the unity and harmony in the country. The Congress would also eat humble pie in the elections, he said.
He accused both BJP and Congress of spending money like water in the election with "their huge purse filled by graft and corporate gift."
The JD(S) has decided not to use money and muscle power, he said.