New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday took moral responsibility for the BJP’s dismal performance in the Delhi Assembly Election 2020 and said the party members should not have issued sensitive statements like ‘goli maro’ and ‘Indo-Pak match’. Also Read - Broom Sweeps Delhi Assembly Polls, BJP at Distant Second, Congress Finds no Place | Top Developments
“Controversial statements like ‘goli maro’ and ‘Indo-Pak match’ should not have been made during the election rallies ahead of the Delhi poll and the BJP has distanced itself from such remarks,” Amit Shah said after reviewing party’s performance. Also Read - Exit Polls Get Their Prediction Right in Forecasting AAP's Victory in Delhi Assembly Election
While addressing the Times Now Summit in the national capital, the Union Home Minister confessed that the BJP may have suffered because of the hate statements made by some party leaders. However, he said that his assessment on Delhi Assembly Election 2020 went wrong. Also Read - It's The Beginning of a New Kind of Politics: Arvind Kejriwal on Aam Aadmi Party Victory in Delhi Assembly Election
He also blamed the Congress for fighting the Delhi polls on the basis of religion he also went on to say that the Congress divided the country on the basis of religion.
“We do not fight elections just for victory or defeat; the BJP is a party which believes in expanding its ideology,” Shah said on Delhi polls.
Talking about the ongoing protests over the Centre’s contentious Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, Shah said that Delhi elections result is not a mandate on CAA and NRC.
“Everyone has a right to protest peacefully. Anyone who wants to discuss issues related to the CAA with me can seek time from my office; will allot time within three days,” he added.
As per the final update from the Election Commission, the AAP scored 62 seats, the BJP managed to get only 8 seats and the Congress failed to open the account for the second consecutive term.