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New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that he humbly accepts the Delhi election results. Speaking at the Times Now Summit 2020, Shah said the BJP doesn’t fight elections just for victory.

Shah admitted that hate speeches by a section of BJP leaders should not have been made ahead of Delhi assembly polls. Such speeches could have hurt the party’s chances in the election, he said while speaking at the Times Now Summit 2020.

“No one has said bahu betiyon ka balatkar karenge (wives and daughters will be raped). But the rest — goli maaro, Indo-Pak match — those also should not have made. The party distanced itself immediately,” Amit Shah said, speaking for the first time since the Delhi election results were announced on Tuesday.

“We have put our heart and soul into every election, not just in Delhi. It’s not for the first time that we have lost an election. We had lost in Bihar as well as other states,” Shah told the audience during a fireside chat at the summit.

“For many parties, elections are about forming a government. We do not fight elections just for victory or defeat; BJP is a party which believes in expanding its ideology. We humbly accept that we have lost in Delhi. We will now worry about, sitting in Delhi, that this government (AAP government) functions properly,” he said.