NEW DELHI, Nov 9 - Protecting the leadership from any attack, BJP today ruled out holding anyone responsible for the rout in Bihar Assembly elections and rejected criticism even from within that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat�s quota remarks was one of the major reasons for the defeat.
A day after the results were out from Bihar, the BJP Parliamentary Board met at the party headquarters with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party President Amit Shah and other top leaders in attendance to review the performance.
The party admitted that it lost because the size of the �social arithmetic� cobbled by the grand alliance was bigger than the NDA and acknowledged that its assessment that the vote transferability among the JD(U), RJD and Congress will not happen proved �incorrect�.
�As far as accountability is concerned, the party collectively wins and collectively loses,� Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told the media while briefing them on the Parliament Board meeting deliberations.
He was replying to a question about what action the party proposes to take towards holding someone accountable for the humiliating defeat in Bihar.
Asked if a second loss after the Delhi rout reflected on the leadership of Shah, whose tenure is coming to an end in January, Jaitley strongly defended him. �The party collectively wins and collectively loses,� he said. � PTI