After EVMs, BJP blames MNS for defeat in Mumbai

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New Delhi, Oct 22: After blaming EVMs, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has come out to blame Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for its defeat in the Assembly Polls.

Speaking on the party's loss in states capital with 36 seats, BJP leader Gopinath Munde on Thursday, oct 22 said, "We could not get more than 110 seats and we accept the defeat."

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And on the reason for the defeater, Munde said, "We lost in Mumbai because of the MNS."

Further, he pointed out that Raj Thackeray's MNS also hindered the performance of the Congress-NCP alliance which had secured 130-132 seats in the previous polls.

"So nobody has won. They got more than us but they haven't got a clear cut majority so people have not given verdict to them also," he said.

BJP has responding similarly when it lost to the Congress-led UPA in the May 2009 Lok Sabha Polls. The party not only doubted the credibility of the EVMs but along with Shiv Sena blamed MNS for splitting votes.

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