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Shiv Sena says Nitish a ‘hero’, Modi must take blame for Bihar defeat

The Shiv Sena said Prime Minister Narendra Modi must take responsibility for Bhartiya Janata Party combine’s defeat in the Bihar assembly election on Sunday.

india Updated: Nov 08, 2015 14:07 IST
File photo of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.
File photo of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.

The Shiv Sena said on Sunday Prime Minister Narendra Modi must take responsibility for the Bharatiya Janata Party combine’s defeat in the Bihar assembly election.

Party leader Sanjay Raut said Bihar chief minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar had emerged as “a political hero” after leading his alliance to a victory, stressing it was time for Modi to accept responsibility.

“This is a big win for Nitish Kumar. He has emerged as a political hero,” Raut told the media.

“When Congress loses, then it’s (president) Sonia’s (Gandhi) responsibility. Similarly, BJP must accept that Bihar results is Modi’s responsibility,” Raut said.

He added: “We congratulate Nitish Kumar. This result will be a turning point in the country’s political future.”

Shiv Sena is BJP’s alliance partner in the Devendra Fadnavis-led government in Maharashtra.

Needling the ally, the Sena also said the Bihar elections outcome “denotes decline of a leader”. Raut asserted that if elections were to be held in Maharashtra now, similar results would emerge.

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