In the third volume of his autobiography titled "The Coalition Years 1996-2012", he also feels the ruling NDA's "India Shining" campaign spawned the opposite outcome and the Vajpayee government was routed in an election against most reports predicting a majority to the BJP-led coalition.
Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil had said earlier this week that the Sena had made "a fool of itself" by taking to the streets against the government of which it is a part.
After inaugurating the two-day meeting here, Shah held a meeting with office-bearers, state chiefs and key organisational leaders to finalise agenda items, including resolutions, which the national executive is expected to discuss on September 25, the birth anniversary of Hindutva icon Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.
Citing an instance, Shah said surgical strikes had enhanced the image of India across the globe and there was recognition that the country was capable of defending its frontiers.
On Sunday, the reshuffle was majorly for the BJP members. JD(U) and Shiv Sena chose to stay from the oath-taking ceremony.
Live updates as Prime Minister Narendra Modi revamps his Cabinet in what is expected to be the last change of faces before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The Bihar-based party is expected to endorse a proposal to join the NDA in its national executive meeting in Patna on August 19, after which it is likely to join the Narendra Modi cabinet.
In a BSE filing, Lupin said it has received 505 (b) (2) NDA approval for its Nikita Pitavastatin tablets 1mg, 2mg and 4mg from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).
The name of the next vice president of India will be known tomorrow evening after members of Parliament cast their ballot during the day in Parliament House.
Modi won the biggest mandate in 30 years in the 2014 general election, giving him control of the lower house. But his nationalist coalition still lacks a majority in the upper house that represents India's 29 states and has proven to be a stumbling block for its legislative agenda.
The senior RJD leader also challenged Kumar to address a meeting in an area dominated by people from Dalit, Mahadalit and other backward castes, saying "He (Kumar) will face of the wrath of the people."
A counting of the strength of different parties besides independent and nominated members suggest that the Modi dispensation can expect the support of at least 121 members in the 245-member House.
JD(U)'s national spokesperson K C Tyagi also hit out at the Congress saying it does not have any credibility and accused it of not being serious about fighting corruption.
In its appraisal of the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), the Aayog said that when measured at factor cost, the real GDP growth under the old methodology turns out to be 4.5 per cent in 2012-13 and 4.7 per cent in 2013-14.
NDA's vice presidential nominee M Venkaiah Naidu today warned Pakistan against aiding and abetting terror, saying it should recall what happened in the 1971 Indo-Pak war when it faced a humiliating defeat and Bangladesh was born
Paswan, a prominent Dalit face of the ruling NDA, said maximum atrocities against Dalits had happened in Uttar Pradesh when she was chief minister
Kovind is expected to win the presidential race given that the BJP and its allies have a majority in electoral college comprising Members of Parliament and members of legislative assemblies and councils of all states.
The name of the next occupant of the Rashtrapati Bhawan would be known by 5.00 pm. The voting took place on Monday.
Two key ministries-- defence and environment--are without a full-time minister.Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan are holding the additional charge of these two portfolios respectively.
The portfolio of urban development, which too was with Naidu, was given to Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, the PMO said.
The prime minister spoke to Palaniswami, who leads the Amma faction of the ruling AIADMK, over the phone and thanked him for supporting the NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, an official release issued here late last night said.
"Kovind ji will win (the election) with a respectable and comfortable margin," Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu told reporters ahead of the polling.
There is speculation that the saffron party may pick a candidate from a region where it has been traditionally weak so as to send out a positive message.
The counting of votes will take place on July 20 in New Delhi where all the ballot boxes will be brought from various state capitals.
Kovind was welcomed at the airport by BJP leaders, including Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Ramdas Athawale, and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.