Patna, Nov 8: Hours after the BJP lost miserably in the Bihar assembly polls on Sunday, the party's senior leader in Bihar Azfar Shamshi here said the verdict was not a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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"The loss in any way is not a referendum on our PM. It's a collective loss of our party workers. We will analyse what went wrong and will come back strongly," he told IANS. "We will play a role of constructive opposition."
"The victory of the grand alliance proves that they succeeded in playing the caste card well," Shamshi said.
Shamshi, however, had words of praise for Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United leader Nitish Kumar. He said: "Nitish ji has been a good chief minister. I congratulate him for the victory and wish him luck for the coming days."