Rahul`s strike rate `in minus` in Bihar polls: BJP

Rahul campaigned in 70 districts and 22 seats but the party could not win a single seat in any of these.

Updated: Nov 27, 2010, 19:16 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP Saturday took pot-shots at Sonia
Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in the context of Bihar Assembly poll outcome saying the Congress General Secretary`s strike rate was "in
minus" as the party fared poorly wherever he canvassed.

"Sonia and Rahul campaigned extensively in Bihar. Rahul
campaigned in 70 districts and 22 seats but the party could
not win a single seat in any of these. The party won four
seats in two areas - Kishanganj and Purnia - where he did not
go. Thus, his strike rate is in minus", BJP spokesperson
Shahnawaz Hussain told reporters here.

He said the BJP sympathised with the Congress for its
"massive loss" in the Bihar elections and said the party was
in a state of disarray and its leaders were directionless.

Hussain was also critical of Gandhi`s statement made in
Gujarat yesterday where the Congress leader compared the
Chief Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese revolutionary leader
Mao.

"Rahul Gandhi wants to take out the frustration of
Bihar`s election loss in Gujarat. Such statements are expected
from him at such a time. We have sympathy for him and we can
understand what his mental condition would be like after such
a big loss", the BJP leader said.

He said the people of Gujarat have time and again given a
fitting reply whenever such statements emerge from a national
party like Congress.

"We wish that he campaigns in Gujarat in 2012 just as he
did in Bihar and go to all the constituencies and face an even
bigger defeat", Hussain said.

PTI