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Ram Madhav Concerns Raised by Party Veterans After Bihar Polls 'Well Taken'

Published: 02nd December 2015 10:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd December 2015 10:26 PM   |  A+A-

By ENS

BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Wednesday said that the concerns raised by party veterans like LK Advani in aftermath of Bihar results have been "well taken" by the party leadership which had detailed discussions with them.

"They had certain concerns about the Bihar outcome. Party has taken their views, observations seriously. Our leaders reached out to them. When you reach out to them, you will have larger discussion for longer duration. We had detailed discussions with them. Our leadership has explained its position to them.

"Those concerns were well taken by us... I think broadly that chapter is now over...I hope they are satisfied," Madhav told news agency PTI.

Madhav was referring to Advani's recent statement where the latter along with the three other veterans had hit out at the party leadership for destroying the consensual character of the party and demanded that responsibility for the loss be fixed.

The BJP has now claimed that the matter was closed for now as the leadership had addressed their concerns.

Madhav added, "So, broadly after our leadership's interactions (with them), things have settled down," Madhav said, adding that the party had learnt its lessons from the defeat but declined to elaborate.

Madhav was among the few BJP leaders who had articulated the party's position after Murli Manohar Joshi, Shanta Kumar and Yashwant Sinha besides Advani had issued a public condemnation of the leadership on the Diwali eve, saying the party had been "emasculated" in the past one year.

Senior party leaders, including Arun Jaitley and Rajnath Singh, had met Advani following the outburst.

The party general secretary claimed that BJP has learnt its lessons from Bihar assembly election. "We have done enough review and analysis of the outcome that was totally unexpected. Yes, it was disappointing. Several factors were there that have led to this kind of outcome. We have learnt our lessons but have decided not to discuss them in media," he said.



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