BJP has accepted the people’s verdict: JaitleyMay 16th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Accepting that people’s mandate on the 2009 General Elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that his party had got less seats than expected.
“Things definitely went wrong for us. The BJP accepts the people’s verdict. We have got less seats than we expected,” Jaitley said at a press conference here.
Jaitley admitted that the Congress has emerged as the largest political party and was the nearest to form the next government at the Centre.
“The BJP respects the decision of the electorate and will analyse the reasons behind the loss,” he added.
Jaitley admitted that something went against the interests of the BJP, and added that a few things worked in favour of the Congress.
“We will analyse the reasons behind what happened after the final results come. The BJP will have a parliamentary board meeting at 5 PM today to discuss the future course of action,” he added.
Jaitley further said his party had performed well in some states along with allies, but in some states, the performance was average to poor in some areas.
He also said that the Congress- led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) had the biggest mandate.
“The Congress has the biggest mandate. I think if the Congress wants to compliment some of its leaders in this hour of victory, I think they are entitled to do so,” Jaitley added.
Jaitley said that in some states the number of seats dipped whereas they had been expected it to rise. (ANI)