Patna/New Delhi, Nov 12: Post-Bihar rumblings in BJP continued today with disgruntled party leaders Shatrughan Sinha and vocal party MP Bhola Singh from the state both demanding fixing of responsibility for the poll debacle. The MPs appeared unfazed by calls for stringent action against leaders making “irresponsible” statements with Sinha saying “we should not run away from fixing responsibility” and Bhola Singh calling for “introspection” to deal with “basic failures”. (Also Read: Amarinder Singh writes to Manohar Parrikar on OROP issue)
However, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is said to be of the view that the party should not crush voices of dissent and that the views of the veterans should be examined so that “corrective” steps could be taken. Welcoming the statement of party veterans including L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi demanding accountability for the Bihar debacle, BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha today tweeted “Nonetheless, now that the verdict is out and we’re saddened by this humiliating defeat, we should not run away from fixing responsibility.”
“Right and high time to follow the friend, philosopher, guru, Guiding Light & his team of 4. Relay race has begun. Gang of 4-Bang on target,” he said in another tweet in a reference to the demand of the veterans. Veterans L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Shanta Kumar and Yashwant Sinha on Tueday attacked the Modi-Shah duo over Bihar debacle saying the party has been “emasculated” in the last one year and was being “forced to kow-tow to a handful”. They demanded a thorough review of the debacle.