Rajasthan bypolls don't reflect shift in mood: BJP

ANI | Updated: Feb 03, 2018 17:56 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 3 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not think the recent setback in the Rajasthan bypolls reflects a shift in the electoral mood, National General Secretary Ram Madhav said on Saturday.

"We have dismissed Congress from Himachal, we have secured 50 percent voter support in Gujarat. The mood is not shifting but sometimes in the byelections, setbacks happen but we will certainly analyse Rajasthan results," Madhav said.

The party lost two assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat to the Congress Party in the recent bypolls.

In the wake of the defeat, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje took responsibility for the same.

The Chief Minister took to Twitter and said, "Our efforts shall continue and we will keep the welfare of the people of #Rajasthan at the forefront, as Democracy is ultimately for and of the people. I congratulate the winning candidates and welcome them to this celebration of Democracy."

She further said, "We have worked tirelessly over the years, with the people of #Rajasthan as our centre of attention and shall work harder, with renewed fervour and dedication, taking our beautiful State to new heights."

The polling in all the constituencies took place on January 29.

All the three seats fell vacant after the deaths of Ajmer MP Sanwar Lal Jat, Alwar MP Chand Nath and Mandalgarh MLA Kirti Kumari.

All the three leaders were from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). (ANI)