Won’t blame EVMs for defeat: Sharad Pawar
The opposition parties had anticipated the BJP would do well in certain states, but did not expect such a big victory across the country. Doubts were indeed raised (about EVMs functioning). But I don’t want to blame the machines now since the result is out. Once the verdict is out, it has to be accepted gracefully and I am accepting it gracefully.

I take responsibility for Cong’s debacle: Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan
I will give my views to the party leadership. I accept responsibility for our defeat. We relentlessly raised people’s issues and took on the government, but it is sad that we did not get success.

It’s just a start, I won’t quit politics
Urmila Matondkar on loss Congress’ Mumbai North Lok Sabha candidate Urmila Matondkar on Thursday said though she has lost her maiden election, she won’t quit politics as she has a long way to go.

Incomprehensible, terms Raj Thackeray
MNS chief Raj Thackeray, who had vociferously campaigned against the BJP, on Thursday termed the Lok Sabha poll trends suggesting a landslide victory for the ruling party as “beyond rationale” and “incomprehensible”.