People okay with corruption, not with arrogance : Goa BJP chief

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PANAJI : People may accept corruption, but they will never tolerate arrogance, state BJP president Vinay Tendulkar said on Wednesday while explaining the cause for the party's poor electoral performance in the February 4 elections.

 

"People are okay with corruption, but if a person is arrogant, no one keeps him close," Tendulkar told reporters here.

Citing arrogance as the reason for the loss of connect between people and the BJP MLAs, Tendulkar also said that party stalwart L.K. Advani had also warned its Goa leadership that while people may tolerate corruption, they would never tolerate arrogance.

"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.

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