The Shiv Sena on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi must take responsibility for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine&’s defeat in the Bihar assembly election.

After saying that Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Nitish Kumar had emerged as “a political hero” after leading his alliance to a victory, he said it was time for Modi to accept responsibility.

“This is a big win for Nitish Kumar. He has emerged as a political hero,” Sena&’s Sanjay Raut told the media. 

“When Congress loses, then it&’s (president) Sonia&’s (Gandhi) responsibility. Similarly, BJP must accept that Bihar result is Modi&’s responsibility,” Raut said.

He added: “We congratulate Nitish Kumar. This result will be a turning point in the country&’s political future.”

The Sena is the junior partner in the BJP-led government in Maharashtra.

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