Rajnath Singh: Delhi results are “Quite Unexpected" and "Shocking”
Stupefied by the Congress victories in Delhi and Rajasthan assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh described the victory as "quite unexpected" and "shocking".
Speaking from the BJP headquarters, Rajnath Singh said, "In Delhi the results were quite unexpected and shocking; the Delhi results are surprising as we had expected a majority." Mr. Singh said that the BJP also considered the loss of Rajasthan "unexpected".
However, Rajnath Singh said that the election results in five states were not a setback to the party which has lost just one state to the Congress. He said, "But, overall it (poll result) is not a setback as the BJP has won in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. We have lost in only one state.”
Mr. Singh said, "Local issues were given more importance, and voters it seems had already made up their mind (who to vote for)."
Commenting on Delhi results, the former BJP president M Venkaiah Naidu said, "We are disappointed with the Delhi results. We accept our defeat in Delhi."