RSS mouthpiece targets BJP for Delhi poll debacle

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The Rashtriya Swayam Sevak (RSS) on Monday targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the party’s disastrous performance in the recent Delhi Assembly polls, in the latest edition of its mouthpiece ‘Organiser’.

Delving into the poll loss, the RSS stated that the BJP’s decision to project ‘parachute CM’ Kiran Bedi at the last moment conveyed a wrong message to the people.

The article further said that the decision to project Bedi as the party’s chief ministerial candidate against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal was a “very late move” and gave out the message that despite having senior leaders in the national capital, the party has already accepted defeat.

The article also pointed out that during Lok Sabha polls, Modi had declared that he had three ‘Vijays’ in Delhi – Vijay Goel, Vijendra Gupta and Vijay Kumar Malhotra.

It further said that three out of four senior BJP leaders, who also have a following in the national capital, were upset at being upstaged.

It seems now that the BJP paid the price as its rank and file didn’t work to win this Assembly Election, the article quoted.

According to reports, a meeting is likely to take place to work on the strategy for upcoming polls in other states.

The BJP faced a rout in the Delhi polls after it managed to win only three seats while AAP swept 67 out of 70 seats. Congress failed to win even a single seat.