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Assembly poll results will have no bearing on Lok Sabha election: Jaitley

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Government on Tuesday said the assembly election results were not on expected lines but ruled out any adverse impact of these on the next year's elections.

told ANI that BJP leadership and cadres would "pause and analyse the results and take corrective steps that may be required before the due by May 2019.

He rejected the contention that the outcomes of the assembly result was a reflection on any individual and said, the results depend on many factors such as anti-incumbency, fatigue-factor or state leadership among others.

"No one should mislead himself that victory or defeat is of one person," Jaitley said.

"The results are not on the expected lines...The results are certainly an opportunity of BJP leadership and cadre to pause and analyse," he said adding that the leadership and cadre will undertake an honest assessment in this regard.

To a question, he said these assembly election results will have no bearing on the upcoming polls which will be fought on Cenrtral Government's policies and the leadership of

"On one side you have a tried and tested leadership, on the other side you have unstable-coalition of parties with different ideologies, which would wither sooner or later," he said.

Arguing further that the assembly poll results will have no impact on elections, Jaitley said the BJP had won assembly elections convincingly in Rajasthan, and in December 2003 but lost months after in the

He maintained that the BJP governments in all the three states did exceptionally well and there was no anti-incumbency factor but the people might have wanted a change because of the factor.

Talking about Madhya Pradesh, he said the electoral battle is down to the wire and the final results should be awaited.

In Chhattisgarh, he said that the BJP did not expect the gap to be so big.

Referring to Rajasthan, Jaitley said that some peopl had ruled out any chances for BJP but it had done exceedingly well.

"We are only a fraction of vote behind (Congress) in the state," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, December 11 2018. 22:00 IST
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