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Shiv Sena mocks BJP, says bypolls loss is defeat of hubris

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Published : Mar 17, 2018, 6:22 am IST
Updated : Mar 17, 2018, 6:22 am IST

The Sena also backed West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s comment that this is the beginning of the end.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray
 Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Friday mocked the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) for its loss in the Lok Sabha bypolls in Uttar Pradesh and said that it was a defeat of arrogance and hubris. The Shiv Sena reminded the BJP that it happens when one snap ties with friends and it had happened with Congress too. 

The Sena also backed West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s comment that this is the beginning of the end. 

 

“The bypoll results came when the BJP was celebrating Tripura gain. The BJP’s two strongholds Gorakhpur and Phulpur have been destroyed by the Samajwadi Party. Now, the BJP is saying that bypolls do not reflect sentiments of the people. But ten by Lok Sabha polls were held after Modi came to power and the BJP has lost nine. The party had 282 MPs in the Lok Sabha which has come down to 272,” the Sena said in the party mouthpiece Saamana.

It further raised a question on the “popularity” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which made the BJP victorious in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, saying that change in people’s behaviour is visible after the party’s defeat in the bypolls. “If red fortress collapsed in Tripura then what happened in Gorakhpur? Yogi said that the alliance between SP and BSP has caused the defeat. But in Tripura too, the BJP’s success was after merging entire Congress and Trinamool Congress into their party,” it said. 

 

Even in Bihar, Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi could not defeat Lalu Prasad Yadav. “It would be foolish to say that because of sympathy, Lalu won. He is under arrest for corruption charges, and it looks like politics of revenge. This is a shock for the Nitish Kumar government,” the Sena said.

The party has advised the BJP that the party has to contest the election in India and not in Russia, Canada, France, America and Israel. So they should address the woes of the people, it added.

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