Patna, Nov 8: Negative statements from leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the RSS during the Bihar assembly election campaign went against the NDA, Janata Dal-United chief Sharad Yadav said here on Sunday.
"(RSS chief) Mohan Bhagwat's remark on (doing away with) reservation also went against them. It became a big factor," he told CNN-IBN TV.
Yadav said it was a defeat for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his government and leaders like BJP chief Amit Shah who were fully involved in the electioneering.
"It's a win for the Grand Alliance and Nitish Kumar's developmental work...," he added.