In a statement that did not go down well with the BJP top brass, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari asked "who would be held responsible for the defeat of BJP MPs and MLAs, if I were the party president?." His statement indicates a direct attack on BJP National President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their high-handedness.
Speaking at an event, he made the comments after the BJP party's poor performance in the recently concluded state election where it lost in the Hindi-heartland. "Leadership should own up the defeat. The loyalty of leadership towards the organization will not be proved until it takes responsibility for the defeat," he added.
"Success has many fathers but failure is an orphan. When there is success, there will be a race to take credit but in case of failure, everybody will start pointing fingers at each other," he said, indicating BJP High Command's reaction to their defeat in the three states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh.
He also added that he had told a defeated candidate that he lost because he and his party did not gain the confidence of people, pointing out the failure of the political party. While these comments have not gone down well among the BJP leadership, many leaders within the party believe that Gadkari's words are true. Well, someone had to speak the truth and let Modi-Shah duo know about it.