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No illusions about the Mahagathbandhan, but BJP was the greater evil: Justice Katju

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A day after the BJP’s debacle in the Bihar assembly elections and the resounding victory of Nitish-Lalu Mahagathbandhan, Justice Markandey Katju had called the BJP the greater eviI.

On Tuesday, Katju wrote on Twitter,

Justice Katju in his blog wrote about how he had predicted the Bihar election Assembly result, according to a report published in dna.

He said, “Many people asked me how I could so accurately predict the results of the Bihar election, when all the exit polls failed (NDTV was predicting an NDA victory till the last day before the results). My answer is simple: in most states, including Bihar, most people vote on caste and religious lines, unless there is a wave.”

The former Chairman, Press Council of India further added, “The Modi wave of 2014 had dissipated totally because people found the vikas slogan hollow as there was no job creation after May 2014. So they fell back on the traditional line of voting on the basis of caste and religion.”

“So all I had to do was to calculate the percentage of caste population and Muslims, which I got from the net.

Thereafter it was a matter of simple arithmetic.”

The party acknowledged that it faced the humiliating defeat because the size of the “social arithmetic” cobbled by the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) was bigger than the NDA.