The Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah expressed disappointment at opposition parties blaming EVMs for their defeat in polls and termed it as an insult to the Election Commission, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told media on Saturday at the BJP's national executive meeting in Bhubaneswar.
Shah also said that instead of making excuses, the opposition should accept their defeat 'honestly'. He also expressed concerns over increasing violence in Kerala since LDF assumed power.
A two-day BJP National Executive meeting began in Bhubaneswar on Saturday with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party President Amit Shah.
BJP National Executive members, party office-bearers and state unit chief will discuss the future strategy of the party at the meet, which began at 5 p.m. at Sant Kavi Bheem Bhoi Sabhagar at the Janata Maidan.
Modi, who landed at the state capital in the afternoon, held a roadshow from the airport to the Raj Bhavan, covering a distance of around 8 km.
Modi arrives in Bhubaheswar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by party leaders upon his arrival at Biju Patnaik Airport, in Bhubaneswar.
Modi greets crowd
Narendra Modi acknowledges his supporters during a roadshow in Bhubaneswar.
Modi shares dais with Advani at meeting
Modi, L K Advani, Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley at party's national executive meet.
Senior leaders light lamp
Narendra Modi, L K Advani, Amit Shah and Arun Jeitley light a lamp at party's national executive meet in Bhubaneswar.
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The two-day meet would formally begin with the speech of Shah while on Sunday the concluding remarks will be delivered by Modi.