BJP plays down Sharad Yadavs remarks

New Delhi, May 19 | Updated: May 20 2005, 05:30am hrs
With JD-U leader Sharad Yadav, in an interview, saying that the Gujarat riots cost the NDA alliance very dearly in the last LS polls, BJP sought to immediately do some damage control by downplaying the remarks.

BJP spokesman Arun Jaitley said, There is nothing abnormal or unnatural about the statement. The BJP has always condemned the riots. But winning and losing elections is dependent on many factors.