Patna, Nov 15: After the recent poll drubbing in Bihar assembly elections, the BJP is on introspection mode to analyse what went wrong during their highly-charged poll campaigns, that did not result in votes.
As the Bihar poll results were announced on Sunday, Nov 8, the NDA alliance comprising of BJP, LJP, HAM and RLSP had to bite the dust as they just managed to bag only 58 seats. [Bihar assembly elections: Special coverage]
In a telephonic interview with OneIndia, BJP leader Dr Azfar Shamshi, on Sunday, Nov 15 said "the central committee of the party (BJP) will analyse the whole scenario behind failing in Bihar assembly elections."
In a veiled attack on disgruntled and outspoken BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, Dr Shamsi said, "the party will act over people who raise their voice against the party, while adding, "Shatrughan Sinha's relations with Nitish Kumar are good at personal level."
"Now, the BJP's role will be positive and will always raise its voice for the people of Bihar", he further said.
On Grand alliance's spectacular victory, Shamshi said, "JD(U), RJD and Congress combine succeeded in garnering huge chunk of votes because of caste factor. Muslims, Yadavs and Kurmis were their primary vote bank and also because of vote sharing among parties, they won the election."
He concluded by saying, "We will support the Grand alliance if they do good work."
The 'Grand Alliance' of JD(U), RJD and Congress on Sunday, Nov 8, won majority to form the government in Bihar, bagging 178 seats out of the 243 assembly seats, leaving behind NDA, which bagged just 58 seats.
Grand Alliance partner JD(U) won 71 seats, while its ally RJD won 80 and Congress won 27 seats. The NDA bagged only 58 seats with BJP securing 53, RLSP of Union minister Upendra Kushwaha- 2, LJP- 2 and HAM(S) of Jitan Ram Manjhi got 1.