BJP on Tuesday rejected its MP Bhola Singh’s criticism of the best party leadership, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and asked its leaders to observe “restraint” as rumblings within the party continued over its Bihar debacle.
“The party rejects Singh’s criticism. We appeal to all party leaders to observe restraint,” BJP secretary and its particular media section in-charge Shrikant Sharma said in New Delhi.
BJP and modi chief Amit Shah came in the line of fire with Singh, a party veteran accusing them of injecting communalism in an effort that, he said, should have been about the development of the state.
BJP said it has more MLAs and has been ruling maximum number of states on Tuesday under Modi’s and Shah’s leadership than every other party.
“We’re proud that under Modi’s leadership we’re running maximum quantity of state governments and have more MLAs than just about any other party,” Sharma said.
MLAs said besides winning assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Jharkhand and Maharashtra, the party had won local elections in seven states under the present leadership, a reference to Shah’s stewardship.
Modi has enriched India’s stature world over and his management of the economy had earned him praise from every where, he explained.
He reiterated the party lost in Bihar because the “societal arithmetic” in favour of the grand coalition headed by Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad was larger in relation to the NDA.
Besides sulking MPs like R K Singh and Shatrughan Sinha, and the strategies of party have been criticised by other MPs like Hukumdev Narayan Yadav. Nevertheless, Singh is the first leader to assault Shah and Modi.