MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena has taunted the BJP saying that election results of the five states exposed the “so-called popularity” of the party’s central leadership.
In his weekly column in Saamana, MP Sanjay Raut said that BJP succumbed to regional forces and the Assam victory was more of an anti-Congress vote than an endorsement for the party. “The BJP may have won Assam but why does not it agree that it has lost in states like West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry? National Parties have no place in these states. The BJP has only won where the Congress was in opposition but was wiped out against regional forces,” said Raut. “However if the BJP still wishes to celebrate these results, I only congratulate them,” he added.