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Leadership should own up to defeat and failures: Nitin Gadkari

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After BJP lost recent elections in three heartland states including Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari asserted that the leadership should own up to ‘defeat and failures’.

At an event organised by the Pune District Urban Cooperative Banks Association Limited in the Maharashtra city on Saturday, Nitin Gadkari stated that unlike success, nobody is willing to own up to failure.

“Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan, as when there is success, there will be a race to take credit but in case of failure, everybody will start pointing fingers at each other,” he noted.

Gadkari further said, “Sometimes, banks achieve success and sometime they will have to face failure… The banks have to face both the situations… In politics, when there is a failure, a committee is formed but in case of success, nobody comes and asks you.”

“Leadership should have the tendency to own up the defeat and failures. Loyalty of the leadership towards the organisation will not be proved till the time it owns up responsibility for defeat,” Gadkari added.

“In politics, after a defeat in any state or Lok Sabha elections, the defeated candidates start cribbing and complain that they did not get adequate support,” the union minister stated.

He also said that a candidate loses because either his party is lacking somewhere or he is failing to gain the confidence of the people.

“A defeated candidate starts cribbing saying he did not get posters on time, that he did not get funds, the rally he had sought was cancelled. Citing all these reasons, he says he got defeated. I once told a defeated candidate that you lost because you and your party lacked somewhere and that you lost because you failed to gain the confidence of the people,” the minister concluded.

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