BJP veterans revolt: Current party leadership should accept it sportingly, says NCP

Patna, Nov. 11 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Mamon on Wednesday said the current leadership has no option other than to consider coming forward sportingly and accept the missive of their veterans to take stock of performance in a holistic and transparent manner.

“The current leadership has no option than to say that they will consider. Let us wait and see as to how far the advice of the senior leaders is accepted and implemented,” Memon told ANI.

Memon alleged that as far as Bihar was concerned, it was only a two man show that is the BJP president and the honorable Prime Minister.

“These two persons are squarely answerable and responsible and they should have sportingly come forward and made a statement that well we accept defeat and we are responsible for it. And we will take steps to ensure that if any mistakes are made, that would not be repeated. That should have been the end of the matter,” he added.

Backing the BJP veterans’ criticism of the party’s top brass for the crushing defeat in Bihar, Memon said the former should stop making excuses.

“We see that Rajnath Singh coming forward and saying that RSS chief is not responsible, BJP chief is not responsible, PM is not responsible, it is something ridiculous. And, Arun Jaitley saying that the PM and Amit Shah cannot be blamed, and it is a wrong arithmetic. These are all silly excuses which are not going to be accepted by the people,” said Memon

He further alleged that as far as the current leadership is concerned, they are on the back foot, because this is just not a defeat, this is a disastrous defeat and a very serious introspection is required.

Lal Krishna Advani and three other BJP veterans have issued a strong statement on the party’s defeat in Bihar, demanding a thorough review and criticising its stand on the debacle.

“The results of Bihar election show that no lesson has been learnt from fiasco in Delhi,” said the statement signed by Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Shanta Kumar and Yashwant Sinha.

The BJP top brass has so far said they have been ‘fortunate’ to be led by Advani for decades and welcomed any guidance and suggestion by the senior leaders. (ANI)

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