Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has accused the BJP of using "money power" and "intimidation" to topple governments and said it is doing the same in Karnataka, where 18 legislators have resigned in the last one week, hurtling the coalition government towards a collapse. "BJP uses money power or threat to topple governments wherever it can. You saw this first in Goa, in the Northeast, and now are trying to do the same in Karnataka. It is their way of functioning. They have money, power, and they use it. This is the reality," Mr Gandhi told reporters in Ahmedabad, where he had arrived to appear before a court in a defamation case.