Dissent in BJP over Bihar drubbing grows louder

November 13, 2015 03:59 pm | Updated December 04, 2021 11:33 pm IST - New Delhi

BJP MP Manoj Tiwari.

BJP MP Manoj Tiwari.

There was no let up in the chorus of dissent in BJP over Bihar poll debacle with MP Manoj Tiwari on Friday finding fault with party’s strategy and sulking MP R.K. Singh supporting the demand of veterans like L.K. Advani that accountability be fixed.

“Accountability has to be fixed. Review should be made of the election debacle. We need to find out what went wrong, who were responsible. That’s what ‘margdarshak mandal’ said,” Mr. Singh said.

“We thought we were a party with a difference. We will give a clean government.... Then you give tickets to criminals. That is very bad, very sad,” Mr. Singh told a TV channel.

“We clearly failed to convince people of Bihar on our party’s agenda. Undoubtedly, the strategy of grand alliance (of JDU-RJD-Congress) had been proved better than ours. We could have campaigned more strategically to reach out larger masses,” said Mr. Tiwari.

A number of Bihar BJP MPs such as Shatrughan Sinha, Hukumdev Narayan Yadav and Bhola Singh have criticised the party’s campaign drawing the top party brass in their line of fire.

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