BJP has nothing to boast about: Gehlot

  • Hindustan Times, HT Correspondent
  • Updated: May 20, 2016 22:59 IST
Former chief minister Ashok Gehlot said the BJP has a Fascist ideology and the party wears a mask of democracy. (HT File)

Commenting on the election results in five states, Gehlot said the BJP has forgotten its slogans of “a party with a difference” and “good governance”. They party now uses money and muscle power in elections, he alleged.

“It is true that they have won in Assam, but they should not forget that for 15 years there was a Congress government. And also that during 2014 Lok Sabha they had a lead in 69 assembly seats and vote percent was 37, which has now reduced to 29.5% on 60 seats,” he said.

The BJP faces a similar situation in the remaining four states. In West Bengal, the vote percent was 17.43 with lead on 24 seats, which fell to 10.16% on three seats. The same was the case in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. On the other hand the Congress vote share and seats increased in West Bengal and Pondicherry.

He said people who talk of a Congress-free India should remember that in 1984 BJP had only two seats in Lok Sabha. Besides, even decades after formation of Jan Sangh and BJP they were not able to establish their identity in assembly elections but the Congress never spoke of Jan Sangh- and BJP-free India as the party believes in democracy.

Gehlot said the BJP has a Fascist ideology and wears a mask of democracy. So it talks of a Congress-free India, he said.

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