Shiv Sena takes swipe at BJP over Chitrakoot bypoll defeat

The Chitrakoot Assembly segment borders Uttar Pradesh and thus, the deputy chief minister of that state, Keshav Prasad Maurya, had also camped there for three days to campaign for the BJP in the bypoll, the NDA constituent noted.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published: November 14, 2017 6:15 pm
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Taking a swipe at the BJP over its defeat in the Chitrakoot bypoll in Madhya Pradesh, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday said despite the ruling party’s efforts, the country had not become Congress-free. The Congress had on Sunday retained the Chitrakoot Assembly constituency with its candidate winning the seat with an improved margin of over 14,000 votes.

In an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, the Sena said it was not of the view that the BJP had lost too much with its decimation in the Chitrakoot bypoll. However, it added that it was scared thinking whether the losing spree of the Congress had come to an end.

“First, the BJP lost the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab. It then had to face a big loss in the Nanded municipal corporation polls (in Maharashtra). Chitrakoot is the BJP’s third failure,” it said.

The Chitrakoot Assembly segment borders Uttar Pradesh and thus, the deputy chief minister of that state, Keshav Prasad Maurya, had also camped there for three days to campaign for the BJP in the bypoll, the NDA constituent noted.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had made this a prestige battle and left no stone unturned to ensure that the saffron party won the bypoll. Yet, the BJP lost in Chitrakoot, the Uddhav Thackeray-led party said.

“We are saddened by the BJP’s loss,” it added.

“Despite the BJP’s efforts in the last two-three years, the country has not become Congress-free. The Congress could not be defeated even in the Chitrakoot bypoll,” the Sena said.

Congress candidate Nilanshu Chaturvedi had defeated his nearest BJP rival, Shankar Dayal Tripathi, in the bypoll.

The bypoll in the Assembly seat was necessitated, following the death of its Congress MLA, Prem Singh (65).

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    Soundar
    Nov 14, 2017 at 6:55 pm
    All over India people are loosing faith on BJP and Modi has not kept his words. He is giving trouble to people. During Modi ‘s period only the petroleum prices including LPG gas are highest in India when international crude prices are coming down. This clearly shows that Modi is not interested in the welfare of common people and he helps big industrialists and wanted to tour foreign countries with the tax money of poor Indian people.
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      louda
      Nov 15, 2017 at 9:57 am
      one more tamil started barking here.
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    2. Chandu Shah
      Nov 14, 2017 at 6:49 pm
      Shiv sena goondas
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        Suhas
        Nov 14, 2017 at 6:44 pm
        To make congressfree india is daydreaming. It just wont happen. And as such, half the bjp is congress itself now. And morally, bjp has lowered much below congress. Modi claims quantam jump from 130 to 100 on ease of business. But bjp has made a quantam fall to lowest level which can not be achieved by anyone else. By blatant lies of its don in delhi and saradars in state, bjp has fallen to the lowest level morally. There is no lower position than that. And see now, who is talking of congress free country. All the bjp men need a doctor, a psychiatrist. Let us all send get well soon card to modi amit anf his nandibail ministers.
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