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BJP will stick to Hindutva agenda, says Arun Jaitley

BJP senior leader Arun Jaitley, who has been under flak for party's dismal performance in Lok Sabha polls, today said the saffron party will continue with its "Hindutva" agenda as 'no principled party changes ideology on the basis of electoral fortunes.'

india Updated: Jul 25, 2009 21:18 IST

BJP senior leader Arun Jaitley, who has been under flak for party's dismal performance in Lok Sabha polls, on Saturday said the saffron party will continue with its "Hindutva" agenda as 'no principled party changes ideology on the basis of electoral fortunes.'

"Though the policies and programmes come in for discussion whenever electoral results fall short of party's expectations, no political party changes its ideology on the basis of its showing in electoral battles," Jaitley said at the inaugural session of the state working committee.

The leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha asked party workers to take to agitational means against the Centre and BSP government in the state to emerge as an alternative to both of them.

Criticising the politics adopted by the SP and BSP in the state, Jaitley alleged that both were responsible for criminalisation of politics and bad governance in the state.

On country's foreign affairs, Jaitley said, "the developments since the past two weeks like the mention of Baluchistan in the Indo-Pak joint declaration and the end use agreement during US secretary of state Hillary Clinton's visit, make feel that someone else was managing the foreign policy."

Terming the Centre and state governments as "utter failure", the saffron leader said as BSP government's popularity was on the wane just like the Samajwadi Party's, BJP could take advantage and expand party base.