"We should self reflect. There are so many elections. Whatever the people's mandate is, we should accept it wholly. They induced defections and brought down the government. I am sending my resignation. Whatever directions are given by the party leadership will be done. We thought people will not vote for defections, we thought people's mandate will be against this kind of politics. Because when this kind of mandate comes, it means that this encourages Operation Kamala. I will give Sonia a detailed report of what went right and wrong. Ultimately this is a democracy, that's the beauty. We accept the mandate," Dinesh Gundu Rao said at a press conference.