New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said Gorakhpur taught us we can lose elections also, the BJP now realises that there is no such thing like invincibility in elections.
“Ho gaya, aage nahin hoga. (It happened. Now, we will ensure it won’t be repeated,” Rajnath Singh initially said when asked about his reaction to the results. He added, “humein pata chala ki aisa bhi ho sakta hain (We know that this result is also a possibility).”
Gorakhpur was represented by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Phulpur by Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Chandra Maurya. Till now, no senior central leader has commented on the election results though party chief Amit Shah has called a meeting for analysing where the BJP went wrong.
The defeat in Gorakhpur has come as more dearly as it was considered a BJP stronghold with Adityanath representing the seat since 1998.