BJP's '75-plus seats’ slogan in Haryana was to browbeat opposition: Karnal MP

BJP's '75-plus seats’ slogan in Haryana was to browbeat opposition: Karnal MP

Ravi S Singh

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, February 17

Spilling the beans here on Monday about the BJP’s funky slogan of “75-plus” seats in the last Assembly election in the state, party MP from Karnal, Sanjay Bhatia, said it was aimed to “browbeat” the opposition parties.

“It was to mentally disintegrate the opposition camps by overwhelming them with the number. The end result was a psychological victory for the BJP,” said Bhatia, who is also Haryana BJP’s general secretary.

“After the slogan, leaders of the opposition parties developed cold feet and some seniors desisted from contesting the election. The opposition parties should be happy that the BJP did not coin the slogan of ‘all-90’ Assembly seats,” Bhatia said in response to a specific question at his press conference.

The media poser was on the reason for the BJP falling seven seats short (in the 2019 Assembly election) of the  47 seas it had won in the 2014 election. It was in the context of Bhatia’s assertion that the Khattar government’s achievement during the first five years had surpassed the cumulative achievement of about 55 years of Congress rule.

He suggested to the opposition leaders to raise public issues in right earnest to be politically relevant.

They are in cahoots in raising irrelevant issues to defame the government headed by Khattar, he said.

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