Azad calls for stern action over BJP’s defeat in Delhi

He said had the positive campaign of Modi stayed, this would not have been the fate of BJP in Delhi.

New Delhi | Updated: February 10, 2015 10:29 pm
kirti azad, bjp, delhi elections, narendra modi “Had the ‘poorvaiyyas’ and the ‘maithalis’ been given party tickets, it could have been different,” Azad said.

After BJP’s humiliating defeat in Delhi polls, senior BJP leader from Bihar Kirti Azad Tuesday said that “heads must roll” and demanded that stern action should be taken against those responsible for the “negative” campaign in Delhi.

The cricketer-turned-politician defended Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying his good and positive campaign would have resulted in a better show for the party in Delhi.

“Heads must roll…I request the Prime Minister and party president to look into who is responsible in Delhi. The rot in the system needs to be cleared in Delhi. Who is responsible that the BJP is out of power for over 15 years and it will be so for 20 years now,” Azad told PTI.

He wondered how the Prime Minister’s positive agenda of development and good governance turned negative in Delhi polls and the party leaders went on an all-out offensive against AAP in a smearing negative campaign.

“You should respect your opponents. You have to sit together and face each other sitting opposite to each other in the Assembly. Everything was going well for BJP under the positive agenda. Then why such a negative campaign,” he said.

He said had the positive campaign of Modi stayed, this would not have been the fate of BJP in Delhi.

“Had the ‘poorvaiyyas’ and the ‘maithalis’ been given party tickets, it could have been different,” he said.

Azad, who hails from Bihar where the party is seeking to wrest power from JD(U) and is son of former Chief Minister Bhagwat Jha Azad, said he, like many other party workers, are asking questions as to why this has happened and whosoever responsible should be dealt with sternly.

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    Hari Koul
    Feb 11, 2015 at 6:26 am
    Ladies and gentlemen, the media wizards, please stay with the facts. Please read carefully, before potifications and false propaa : 1) In 2013 BJP got 32% of Delhi vote share and got 32 seats. 2) in 2015 BJP got 31.3% of Delhi vote share and got just 3 seats. How is that possible: look at the vote share of other parties. CONGRESS and other pseudo secular parties lost ~30% of vote share that was picked up by AAAP. So to list this as a referendum on Modi is just moronic. Blame it on hi's, SP and BSP for lack of showing up, not on Modi.
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      kejriwals tsunami
      Feb 10, 2015 at 11:33 pm
      This is arrogance. BJPs model of development is not inclusive at all. U are elites, run by elites and work for elites.
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        kejriwals tsunami
        Feb 10, 2015 at 11:33 pm
        This is arrogance. BJPs model of development is not inclusive at all. U are elites, run by elites and work for elites.
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        1. kris kumar
          Feb 11, 2015 at 2:47 am
          I agree with Azad and PM/Amit Shah must answer that. Why was negative compaign allowed to continue. Why PM resorted to such low level of tactics against his opponent even though he might have different approach. To respect the opposition and beat them on their game should be the policy. Never give the opposition the chance to attack on personal life. Issues and governance should have been the main aim. Any way it is never too late and BJP must learn and find out who betra them in the party. We all know Bedi should never have been announced as CM before the election and also there should have less attack on Keji.
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          1. Tapas Nag
            Feb 11, 2015 at 5:13 pm
            It was same side goal for BJPs defeat
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