Patna, May 8 (IANS) Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal-United leaders are happy that the BJP was routed in Karnataka despite campaigning by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
“It is a clear massage that Modi failed despite the hype. People in Karnataka rejected the Modi brand of politics,” JD-U spokesperson Sanjay Singh said.
Singh, a legislator considered close to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, told the media that it was time the Bharatiya Janata Party had a rethink over its election strategy and attracted all sections of the society.
Another JD-U legislator, Aslam Azad, said the Karnataka result had proved that Modi was not a winning factor for the BJP.
“Modi’s popularity was again tested after the Himachal polls but he failed to help the BJP,” he said.
Modi addressed only three election rallies in Karnataka but the BJP could not win even in those three places.
The JD-U has time and again opposed Modi as a prime ministerial candidate of the BJP, which leads the National Democratic Alliance.