Delhi poll results shocking: Rajnath
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national President Rajnath Singh described the Delhi poll results as "quite unexpected" and "shcoking" on Monday.
In Delhi the results were quite unexpected and shocking," Rajnath Singh told at the BJP headquarters. He said the BJP also considered the loss of Rajasthan "unexpected".
He said the BJP wins in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, which it has ruled since 2003, "were as expected".
Rajnath Singh conceded that the Mumbai terror attacks on Nov 26-29 that killed 172 people had not impacted significantly on voters' minds.
"Local issues were given more importance, and voters it seems had already made up their mind (who to vote for)," he said.
Former BJP president M. Venkaiah Naidu added: "We are disappointed with the Delhi results. We accept our defeat in Delhi."