Bhopal: Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti on Wednesday said that she accepted full responsibility for the party`s poor showing in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election.
"I own full responsibility for the BJP`s dismal show in Uttar Pradesh, and I am willing to take any punishment that is given to me for this," said Bharti, who was the BJP`s campaign in-charge for the polls in the neighbouring state. She also contested a seat.
Talking to reporters here, she said that people were fed up with the BSP government, and had made up their minds to oust it.
Samajwadi Party succeeded because its leadership was able to persuade the people that it could give them a proper alternative, Bharti added.
Mayawati faced several problems, including rampant corruption, and those close to her were busy minting money, she alleged.
She added that unlike Anil Kappor`s character in the film `Mr India`, who is invisible but effective, "Mayawati was not only invisible, but also unapproachable" by the people who became disenchanted with her.