New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Two days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) got decimated at the hands of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi Assembly Elections, Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday accepted that his assessment in the city-state went wrong.

Speaking at an event hosted by a leading news channel, Shah said that the saffron party may have 'suffered' because of 'hate statements' like 'goli maro' and 'Indo-Pak match' made by some of the party leaders.

"I humbly accept the verdict given by the people in the Delhi elections. It is a reality that my assessment in Delhi has gone wrong. I have no problem in admitting this," said Shah at the event.

"Statements like 'goli maro' and 'Indo-Pak match' should not have been made. Our party has distanced itself from such remarks," he added.

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The Home Minister, however, said that the BJP does not fight elections just for victory or defeat but believes in expanding its ideology through polls.

Shah also spoke about the protests against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh and called them "undemocratic". "I want to say to all, discuss protests on CAA but also tell what is the reason for opposition to CAA," Shah said.

The Home Minister further said that anyone who wants to discuss issues related to CAA with him can seek time from his office, adding that the person will be given time within three days.

He also blamed the Congress for the Partition on basis of religion. 

The statements from Amit Shah came two days after the results of the Delhi Assembly Elections. In Delhi, the BJP was brutally defeated by the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP and the saffron party was reduced to just eight seats in the city-state. 

The results are a massive setback for the BJP which won all the seven seats in Delhi in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections held just eight months ago.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma