NEW DELHI, March 6 � The results of the Assembly elections were nothing to exult about for BJP with the party faring poorly in Uttar Pradesh and its chief minister B C Khanduri losing in Uttarakhand although it grabbed Goa from Congress, reports PTI.
In Punjab, the party rode back to power because of ally Akali Dal even though its tally declined from 19 in 2007 to 12 this time in the 117-member House. The BJP also managed only two seats in Manipur in the 60-member Assembly.
The biggest jolt to the BJP has come in UP where its expections were high but these hopes were dashed as it could manage only 49 seats, two less than the 2007 total of 51.
BJP Nitin Gadkari and Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj accepted that the results had not come upto their expectations and there was a need to introspect.
�In Uttar Pradesh, the results have not been upto our expectations.... There was a polarisation of votes between two parties. The people were against Mayawati and so chose Samajwadi Party as the alternative,� Gadkari said.