JDU president Sharad Yadav has said that BJP leaders Varun Gandhi and Narendra Modi had “damaged” the alliance in elections.
Yadav, who is the convener of NDA, said that Gandhi’s alleged hate speeches in Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh, were “unconstitutional”.
“It may be right or wrong or he (Varun) might have denied but his statement has caused immense damage. His statement was unconstitutional. It was against the country’s unity and must have affected the polls,” said Yadav.
Furthermore, Yadav said the projection of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as a future prime ministerial candidate had hurt the NDA.
“It was a factor. When the issue had come up, it created confusion among the people’s mind. Since the NDA had already declared a Prime Ministerial candidate (L K Advani) unanimously, the issue should have been dismissed immediately,” he said.
It should be noted that BJP leader Chandan Mitra on Sunday had called projecting Modi as the party’s next prime ministerial candidate a “serious error”.
“Bringing up Narendra Modi’s name in the middle of the campaign was a serious error of judgment,” Mitra told a news channel.