The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday conceded defeat in the Bihar elections.
“BJP lost only because of alliance arithmetic,” union minister Prakash Javadekar told the media. BJP vice president Prabhat Jha added: “We failed to understand people’s mind. We will have to change our election strategy.”
According to the leads so far, the Nitish Kumar led Grand Alliance was ahead in 157 of 243 seats.
Over excited news channels had given a huge lead to the BJP-led NDA as soon as the counting began on Sunday morning. This despite the fact that the EVM counting did not start until 0830 in the morning.
This was reflective of a deliberate manipulation done by channels to be ahead of their competitors.
JDU’s Sharad Yadav told a channel that Nitish was set to become the state’s chief minister even if the RJD won more seats. Meanwhile, the home minister Rajnath Singh, met the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. The RSS is the idelogical mentor of the BJP. The party chief Amit Shah has called for the parliamentary board meeting tomorrow.