BJP concedes defeat in Bihar battle

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday conceded defeat in the Bihar elections.

“BJP lost only because of alliance arithmetic,” union minister Prakash Javadekar told the media.

BJP vice president Prabhat Jha added: “We failed to understand people’s mind. We will have to change our election strategy.”

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Modi must take blame for Bihar defeat: Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena said on Sunday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi must take responsibility for the BJP combine’s defeat in the Bihar assembly election.

After saying that Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U leader Nitish Kumar had emerged as “a political hero” after leading his alliance to a victory, he said it was time for Modi to accept responsibility.

“This is a big win for Nitish Kumar. He has emerged as a political hero,” Sena’s Sanjay Raut told the media.

“When Congress loses, then it’s (president) Sonia’s (Gandhi) responsibility. Similarly, BJP must accept that Bihar results is Modi’s responsibility,” Raut said.

He added: “We congratulate Nitish Kumar. This result will be a turning point in the country’s political future.”

The Sena is the junior partner in the BJP-led government in Maharashtra.

Negative statements by BJP leaders worked against NDA: Sharad Yadav

Negative statements from leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the RSS during the Bihar assembly election campaign went against the NDA, Janata Dal-United chief Sharad Yadav said here on Sunday.

“(RSS chief) Mohan Bhagwat’s remark on (doing away with) reservation also went against them. It became a big factor,” he told CNN-IBN TV.

Yadav said it was a defeat for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his government and leaders like BJP chief Amit Shah who were fully involved in the electioneering.

“It’s a win for the Grand Alliance and Nitish Kumar’s developmental work…,” he added.

Bihar debacle leaves BJP workers in tears

Scores of BJP workers who were here since Saturday night broke down minutes after it became clear the party was facing a massive debacle in the Bihar assembly polls.

“We had not even dreamt of this kind of results. It’s a complete heartbreak for us,” said Satish, a young Bharatiya Janata Party worker, on Sunday.

“We were really hopeful that the BJP would win, but it’s really sad that we are losing,” he added.

Many other workers were in tears as the results showed the BJP losing the battle for Bihar. Senior party workers tried to console them, saying “winning and losing are two faces of the same coin”, but it did not seem to cut much ice with the disheartened workers.

 

7 Comments

  1. HOPE THAT THE PEOPLE OF BIHAR HAVE DEALT A DEADLY BLOW TO THE COMMUNAL ENGINEERING AND FISSIPAROUS TENDENCY INFUSED IN THE BODY POLITY OF THE SECULAR HARMONIOUS INDIA.

    NOW, LET MODY STOP MANAGING HEADLINES WITHOUT DOING ANY DEVELOPMENT OR REDUCING THE PRICES OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES OR INDULGING IN REAL DEVELOPMENT. LET MODI JUST NOT IMITATE NEHRU, BUT REALLY DO THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDIA AS NEHRU DID.

    HOPE HE WOULD NOT ENCOURAGE DIVISIVE RSS AND REIGN IT. IF NOT, HE WOULD NOT LAST, POLITICALLY.

  2. “BJP lost only because of alliance arithmetic” union minister Prakash Javadekar told the media. BJP vice president Prabhat Jha added: “We failed to understand people’s mind. ..” Some UNKNOWN called Prakasha Javedkara

    ಏನ್ರೀ? ಅಲೈಯೆನ್ಸ್ ಅಥವಾ ಮಹಾಗಟ್ಬಂಧನ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಲೆಕ್ಕ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ವಾ?

    ಶಾಲೆಗೆ ಹೋಗ್ಬೇಕ್ರಿ! ದೊಡ್ಡಣ್ಣ ಬೊದ್ಡಣ್ಣ ದೇಶಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ದೊಡ್ಡ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಭಾಷಣ ಸಿಕ್ಕಾಬಟ್ಟೆ ಬಿಟ್ಟ್ರೆ ಹೀಂಗೆ ಆಗೋದು. WHAT a tight slap on the Chaddis faces!

    Now, we just have to wait and watch to see what our Know-all Rampu’ji says. And then of course, I wanna know what our lil fella called KSB has to say in the matter. After all, both wear those blessed shorts (as of now). Wonder what the excuse is THIS time too! 🙂

  3. Some REAL bad news for our Rampu’ji and KSB’ji.

    It has been a massive victory for the Janata Dal United-Rashtriya Janata Dal-Congress Mahagathbandhan in Bihar Assembly elections. Even a HIGH-DECIBEL campaign by Prime Minister Narendra Modi could not stop the ROUT of Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance.

    http://www.ibnlive.com/news/politics/reasons-behind-jdu-rjd-congress-mahagathbandhans-massive-win-in-bihar-elections-1162139.html

  4. Look at the celebration by pro-congress jokers who are happy because some Nitisha-Lallu won the elections!!! LOL How many seats did Congress win in Bihaara ? LOL LOL

    As I have repeatedly said on this forum, this is just a state level election. Only a political illiterate will act as if this translates to national level mandate!! Let’s see what happened here – The ruling party (JD-U) has managed to retain its power. What a big achievement!! LOL LOL LOL I guess this is the new low standard for ’44-seats’ party and other unknown secular parties. The real question is – How long will it take for Nitisha and Laalu to get into a fight over power sharing?? smiles…

  5. Dear readers.

    The Bihar poll outcome has come as a big disappointment for the BJP whose efforts to rake up extraneous issues like beef-eating and Pakistan, which were not considered germane by a politically conscious electorate, led to a drubbing that the party leadership least expected. Analysts said the results were without doubt a personal defeat for Narendra Modi, who staked a lot in the campaign, was its most visible face and addressed more rallies than any other prime minister in a state election.A “personal defeat of faces of Modi which are divisive”.“This is defeat of his style, his amoral politics where he lost connection between means and ends,“He used his divisive face in this election which is very sad for democracy,” .

    This is in fact what I have been trying to impress upon the leaders of secular parties including Congress. Communalism is a cover up for the forces of economics to silently advance the agenda of the corporate world. This had happened when Ayodhya Movement was launched. While the media and the polity were busy in fighting out the communal issue, privatisation was silently pushed. The second round of privatisation began under Modi, and again the political parties including Congress and the leftists are busy countering it. Rahul Gandhi did well by raising economic issues. But with Bihar election results, this needs to be the pivot of the future campaign. There is a need to arrest Economic Disparity, General, Urban-Rural, Community-Community, which is the major reason of the backwardness of the country in general and Muslims in particular.

    This puerile attempt to depict the anti-BJP alliance’s supporters — Muslims — as anti-nationalist evidently backfired. Just as Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat’s suggestion about a review of the quota policy was effectively used by the alliance to portray the BJP as intrinsically pro-upper caste who have never liked the policy of reservations.
    Let us celebrate the victory of secularism for a few days. But then we have to sit and plan afresh. Secularism alone cannot deliver.

    “The Modi wave has finally waned in less than 16 months in power ,”that there was disappointment among the people on development promises also as Modi had promised a lot ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.The Bihar outcome may not mark the end of development, for Nitish Kumar, if not Lalu Prasad Yadav, knows the importance of bijli, sadak and pani for the average citizen.For BJP certainly Beef,quota and mandir masjid is not working.

    After the long and hot election season, the results of the Bihar Assembly polls are finally out and the impact has been so severe that it has been felt across the line of control (LoC).Are crackers bursting in Lahore or not but certainly Amit bhais ears ringing for long before the ‘Diwali’ commences.

    Chanakya to C-Voter whatever may be the outcome of exit poll predicted but it failed to read the ‘Biharis’ mind. But certainly it is time to BJP to realise that ‘Cow gives milk, not votes.Millions of bricks can build shelter for poor but not Ram Mandir with bloodshed.

    The result of Delhi and Bihar are the beginning of ‘communal mukth Bharath’ and sweet lesson for ‘Bhartiya Danga Party’.It is lessons for BJP agent Owaisi that Bihari Muslims are understood the Maharashtra. RSS will not drop its knickers or not the voters are certainly pulled them off.

    Jai Hind

  6. An absolutely brilliant performance by Mr Nitish Kumar and others of the Mahagatbandan. What a rout of the globetrotter and his partner!

    I have been predicting that, ever since biting the dust in Delhi, the globetrotter can only go downhill.

    But I did not imagine in my wildest dreams that the globetrotter’s situation would be so horrendous.

    The Grand Alliance won more than THREE times the number of seats won by the the NDA.

    What the NDA may not realise yet is that the globetrotter and his partner have possibly contributed more for destroying NDA than any other individuals.

    The alliance called NDA, built and nurtured by the likes of great leaders like Mr Advani and other stalwarts, was stealthily snatched by the globetrotter and his scheming partner.

    And the two then forcibly pushed to the corner all the great leaders that built the NDA.

    The the irony that the demolishing of the two should happen on Mr Advani’s birthday is possibly not lost on many.

    With the horrendous defeat in Bihar, many in BJP will rise now to question why the party was forced to trust these two and sacrifice everyone else?

    That will seal the fate of the two musketeers. And send them back to the intolerant centre of India: Gujarat.

  7. The deity image of Modji as the 21st century incarnation specially delivered for India, and for certain BJP leaders he was looked at as if the savior of the whole world has been turned like the biggest joke.

    While the BJP was very seriously playing to undermine the national solidarity-religious freedom-eating rights etc etc., like the Nero of Rome, he was flying and playing the fiddle without specifically addressing the burning issues of the nation.

    His trillion dollar investments in India-make in India campaign- etc etc were totally hypothetical political promises, without having any realistic knowledge about the economically shrinking world economy was another paradox. For the masses, the galloping food price, especially in the basic items to survive was going out of hand; but Mr. Modi never paid any attention to them either. While his political comrades were running their reckless mouths to sow disarray and discord, he had no reign over them.

    So, the New Delhi winds is now blowing around India, and the deity image is being critically challenged.

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