BJP''s ''arrogance'' defeated in Jharkhand: Sharad Pawar
Mumbai, Dec 23 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party''s "arrogance and money-power" have been defeated in Jharkhand, as the results indicate, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar said here on Monday.
"The results of Jharkhand assembly elections clearly show that the people of the country have gone against the BJP. The people of that state had rejected the BJP''s arrogant tactics of using money power through its government at the centre," Pawar told media persons.
He said with the successive defeats in Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, the BJP has already lost five states in a year.
"This has boosted the confidence of people in other states. Wherever there is an opportunity, the people will make it (BJP) bite the dust. The BJP downslide has begun and nobody can arrest its downfall," Pawar asserted.
He congratulated the people of Jharkhand for showing a new direction to the people of India by voting out the ruling BJP.