New Delhi: Stung by the Bihar poll verdict debacle, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday alleged that a conspiracy was hatched against the Modi governmnet surrounding growing intolerance and the beef row which damaged the party's chances in the state.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Bharti said, “India is progressing rapidly under Modiji, that is why conspiracy was hatched.”
She further said that the conspirators chose the Bihar Assembly Elections time to raise some controversial issues like intolerence, beef eating and reservation to defame the Narendra Modi – led NDA governmnet.
"The awards were returned as per a pre-planned conspiracy, the issue of beef was hyped during the Bihar Assembly polls. After that, the issue of intolerance was spread around and a few BJP leaders made some comments," said Bharti.
On 'intolerance' charge in Bihar, Bharti said: “Saazish bohat badii thi hamaari sarkaar kay khilaf. Ye sab packaged saazish thii.”
Bharti was also critical of actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who has been firing fresh volleys at the BJP leadership for the party's lacklustre performance in Bihar.
"Shatrughan Sinha became a part of the anti-BJP packaging. The party will take necessary action. Veteran leaders are present in the party to take necessary action," said Bharti.
"I don't need to say anything about this. If anyone has become a part of that packaging then necessary action would obviously be taken," she added.
Meanwhile, a meeting of the BJP parliamentary board is presently underway at the party headquarters here where senior leaders are pondering over their loss in Bihar.
Earlier in the day, disgruntled BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha met Janata Dal (United) chief Nitish Kumar to congratulate him on his impressive win in Bihar and said those responsible for the party's humiliating defeat "should be taught a lesson".
The BJP, which was riding high on Prime Minister Modi's growing popularity to establish its foot in a state ruled by its betenoire Nitish Kumar, had to witness an embarassing momement as the people of Bihar refused to accept the NDA in their DNA.