Mumbai: Shiv Sena has said that “selfishness” of its former Maharashtra ally has been defeated as it goes on losing one state after another.
In its editorial mouthpiece Saamana, it said that Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP victory did not come as a surprise.
The AAP has won 62 seats, just five seats less than its record 67 seats of 2015 big win. The BJP failed to end over two-decade power drought in Delhi as it managed to bag only eight seats.
The editorial said the BJP’s state-level politics seems to be in the doldrums even as the party registered a historic victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The BJP had also faced another setback in Jharkhand last year after it suffered defeat at the hands of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-led alliance also including Congress and RJD.
In 2018, the BJP lost power in three Hindi heartland state – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.