New Delhi: With BJP unable to muster
majority in Jharkhand Assembly polls, its actor-leader
Shatrughan Sinha today blamed it on the party`s failure to
project Yashwant Sinha as chief ministerial candidate and
faulty distribution of tickets.
"The BJP paid price for not projecting senior, mature
and experienced leader Yashwant Sinha as party`s chief
ministerial candidate in Jharkhand," Shatrughan, who was
party`s leading campaigner in Jharkhand elections, said.
The actor-cum-Lok Sabha member from Patna Saheb in
Bihar said the poor result was also because of "forced"
distribution of tickets on a large scale under "pressure" from
different camps of the party.
"Many unpopular and undeserving managed tickets due to
pressure of different camps within the party and ultimately
they were rejected by the voters," Shatrughan contended.
The former Union minister also held the leadership
crisis at national level responsible for the poor show at
"During campaign people used to ask how BJP, which has
failed to keep its house in order, will provide stable
government in Jharkhand," Shatrughan said, adding "it was
difficult to satisfy them."
He, however, hoped appointment of Nitin Gadkari as
party president and Sushma Swaraj as leader of the Opposition
in Lok Sabha would put the house in order.