Annihilated, BJP tries to protect Narendra Modi

The BJP had denied the post to the Congress in the Lok Sabha, which could not win 10 percent of the total strength of the lower house.

Written by Liz Mathew | New Delhi | Updated: February 10, 2015 3:42 pm
Narendra Modi, Delhi polls, BJP, The trends at 1020 show that the BJP is not winning 7 seats, what it requires to claim the post of leader of opposition, in the 70-member state assembly. (Source: PTI photo)

Decimated in Delhi polls, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday put up a brave face and distanced Prime Minister Narendra Modi from it.

“We have lost Delhi due to different reasons. Different regions have different issues. We are not disappointed, we will have to focus on the upcoming elections. We will definitely win Bihar and West Bengal,” senior party leader Shahnawas Hussain said.

The trends at 1020 show that the BJP is not winning 7 seats, what it requires to claim the post of leader of opposition, in the 70-member state assembly. The BJP had denied the post to the Congress in the Lok Sabha, which could not win 10 percent of the total strength of the lower house.

“In this election it was a referendum on Arvind Kejriwal. That’s how people of Delhi saw it. I think people have certainly voted for Kejriwal. It was a referendum of AAP’s 49 days in office and its performance. People felt they should be given a chance,”BJP spokesperson GVL Narsimha Rao said when asked whether the elections were a referendum on Modi’s performance.

Shocked over the kind of debacle it has to face in Delhi, the BJP leaders are now scrambling to find reasons. While a section of leaders tried to blame the state unit leaders, another section claim the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) which played a crucial role in the Lok Sabha election victory, was not very active. Some others say the central leadership’s decision to “impose” Kiran Bedi’s leadership over the state unit has gone wrong.

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    jai
    Feb 11, 2015 at 8:27 am
    भाजपा का भी यारो, अज़ीब गम है। पहले चार कम थे, अब चार से भी कम हैं।।
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      bonku
      Feb 10, 2015 at 12:33 pm
      Modi became Rahul hi of BJP, for many blind BJP supporters!
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        bonku
        Feb 10, 2015 at 12:37 pm
        Will be interested to know if Kiran Bedi remains in politics and inn BJP and join opposition in Delhi embly, in case she wins.
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          IndianWellWisher
          Feb 10, 2015 at 11:18 pm
          AAP if it delivers (not with freebies) it will have a fair chance in many other places across India. All the Best! Especially in Karnataka, we need to scrub all the existing caste based parties - Gowdas, dis and Siddus!
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            IndianWellWisher
            Feb 10, 2015 at 11:16 pm
            I had initially rooted for BJP because of Modi. But I am happier with the current outcome - people have stepped forward and voted for honesty and integrity.
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