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BJP will take corrective measures: Madhav on Bihar poll result

Ram Madhav

New Delhi : BJP leader Ram Madhav today dismissed suggestions that the appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on the wane in view of Bihar poll verdict but said the party will take corrective measures.

“We try to learn from every election. Give us some time. We will take corrective measures,” he said as it became clear that the NDA was facing defeat in the high-stakes polls.

Rejecting the view that the appeal of Modi, who led the BJP campaign, was on the wane, he said the Prime Minister remained their “strongest” factor and the party was right in using its strongest factor to the most.

Asked if BJP was conceding defeat, he said, “Whatever is the mandate will be accepted” but added the counting was still in progress.

He said what led to the NDA’s loss will have to analysed after they received all figures, adding that not one factor leads to victory or loss in elections.

Madhav said there were efforts to use every issue to influence the Bihar poll outcome and suggested that the return of awards by artists and intellectuals over “climate of intolerance” was one of them.

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