Shiv Sena on 9 November said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) needs lesson in humility, referring to its defeat in Bihar Assembly elections.
Taking potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Shiv Sena in its editorial Saamna said that the results were not proportional to the 30 rallies that he addressed across Bihar. Stating that the BJP did not have their feet on the ground, it said that the BJP sent all its resources, but to no avail.
Despite all BJP MPs and the Prime Minister camping in Maharashtra during the assembly polls, the Sena got 63 seats in its kitty.
Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, “Nitish Kumar has emerged as a superhero in Bihar. I greet him on behalf of Shiv Sena. The results of Bihar polls will bring a new twist in the country’s politics.”
Congratulating Kumar for the resounding victory, he said he has come across as a hero the elections. It was necessary for Bihar to have Kumar back as chief minister. Elections are fought on leaders, he said and referred to Congress’ defeat in 2014 Lok Sabha polls when its chief Sonia Gandhi was held responsible.
“A poll is fought by big leaders. When UPA lost, it was a loss for Sonia Gandhi. BJP fought Bihar polls with Modi in the lead, so BJP must accept the defeat,” he added.
The ties between Shiv Sena and BJP have been laboured for some time now with both attacking each other. Relations turned so bitter that the duo contested Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation polls alone.