It’s unfair to blame only Modi, Shah for Bihar election debacle: Gadkari
NAGPUR: As the noise over the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Bihar election debacle grew louder, Union transport and shipping minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said it was unfair to blame only Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah for the loss.
Defending Modi and Shah, who have been targeted by several BJP leaders over the party’s poor performance in the election, Gadkari said the BJP is a “party of workers” and not of a family”, and hence a win is for everyone and so is a loss.
On Tuesday night, four BJP veterans — LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Shanta Kumar and Yashwant Sinha — had issued a joint statement asking for accountability to be fixed for the Bihar poll defeat. Gadkari, who is also a former BJP president, said he would talk to Advani about the issue.
While ruling out Shah’s removal as party chief, Gadkari demanded stringent action against those making “irresponsible” statements against Modi and Shah.
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