Explaining the reasons behind BJP’s poor performance in the recently concluded Assembly elections in Goa, state party chief Vinay Tendulkar on Wednesday said that people may accept corruption, but they will never tolerate arrogance.
Tendulkar added that arrogance was the reason for the loss of connect between people and the BJP MLAs
"People are okay with corruption, but if a person is arrogant, no one keeps him close," Tendulkar told media persons.
The Goa BJP chief also pointed out that party stalwart L.K. Advani had also advised the same thing to the party leadership.
"We have accepted the loss and are in the process of analyzing it...Our MLAs have spoken, our Chief Minister has also said that the relations (between MLAs and people) were not right. We have seen history. Once Advani told us, people may tolerate corruption, but will never accept 'arrogance'," he said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party won 13 of the 40 seats in the recently concluded state legislative assembly elections, but edged out the Congress party (17 seats) to form a coalition government in the state with support from Independent MLAs and regional parties.
(With IANS inputs)