BJP must become a current party: Jaswant

June 11th, 2009 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh has called for making it a “current party” and admitted that it had failed to effectively convey its message to the masses, leading to its election debacle.
“There is a need for ideological distillation of thought. The BJP has to be a current party. It can’t be a party of yesterday. I think there’s lack of clarity on what Hindutva means,” the former central minister told the NDTV news channel in an interview Wednesday.

“We had to reflect what we are trying to address ourselves to come back to the issue that the party must be current, that it addresses today as well as tomorrow and doesn’t continue to be living in yesterday,” he said, reflecting on the Lok Sabha election results.

Asked if the BJP was “living in yesterday”, the newly-elected Lok Sabha MP said: “Perhaps people didn’t perceive but we didn’t succeed effectively in conveying what we were trying to do. Failure in conveying (our) message… ended up with diminished electoral support.”

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