BJP sources said the BJP Parliamentary Board in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among the members is likely to meet post-lunch today to assess the party's defeat yesterday and ascertain the reasons.
Some BJP leaders felt that the 'social combination' of the winning Grand Alliance could have caused NDA's defeat even as rumblings of discontent within the party followed its disastrous performance with its president Amit Shah coming under attack over the 'high-pitched' campaign crafted by him.
Shah while conceding defeat congratulated Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad on their massive victory and said his party respected the people's mandate. "Our good wishes to the new government to take Bihar on the path of development," he said.
"We respect the mandate of the people of Bihar... I congratulate Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav on their victory in Bihar Assembly elections," the BJP chief tweeted.
Union Minister and senior BJP leader Jitendra Singh said that he believed there were no wrong statements from the party on the reservation issue, when asked whether the comments on review of reservation policy by RSS head Mohan Bhagwat harmed BJP in Bihar elections.
BJP general secretary Ram Madhav dismissed suggestions that the appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on the wane in view of Bihar poll verdict but said the party will take corrective measures.

"We try to learn from every election. Give us some time. We will take corrective measures," he said. He stated what led to the NDA's loss will have to be analysed after they received all figures, adding that not one factor leads to victory or loss in elections.

Latest News from India News Desk