At the same time, the Sharad Pawar-led out party found fault with its ally Congress, saying that it has become complacent and stopped making efforts to win elections.
    
"Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have been the bastions of BJP since the time of Jan Sangh (earlier avatar of BJP). The Modi factor did not work in States like Chhattisgarh and Delhi," Maharashtra NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said.
    
Taking potshots at Congress, he said, "Congress is not making additional efforts (to win polls). They want people to vote for them by default and this has led to their dismal performance."
    
On being asked about the likely impact of these state election results on the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, the NCP leader evaded a direct reply and said that the country is likely to witness a hung Parliament in 2014.
    
NCP is a part of Congress-led ruling coalition at the Centre and also Democratic Front Government in Maharashtra.

(Agencies)

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