The BJP is currently in the middle of a three-year national election campaign in which the BJP is expected to win seats in the lower house of the Lok Sabha.
But in the last month, the party has made it clear that it is not keen to enter into any kind of political alliance with the Congress, which is likely to win a majority in the Lokayukta.
“I don’t see any way that the Congress can form a government,” a senior party leader, who wished to remain anonymous, told IANS.
“They have got a strong anti-incumbency and anti-Congress sentiment.
They want to form a coalition with the BJP to fight against us.
They are going to be fighting hard for their interests and are not going to work with the ruling party.
They will be in alliance with a BJP party.”
The party is also unlikely to agree to a merger with the CPI(M) in the short term as the latter has already been making its displeasure known in recent weeks over the BJP’s refusal to join it in the alliance.
The BJP is in the midst of a national campaign which is expected in which it is expected not to win any seats in Lok Sabha, but to have a major impact on the election outcome.
“We have a very large organisational strength, we are very well-organised and we are ready for any challenge,” the party’s national president, Arun Jaitley, told the media on August 15.
“If we have to be in the coalition, we will be able to do that.
We have got the capability to be the party of the future and we will have to prove it.”