President of the United Natuional Party Bikkhu Forum the Ven. Malambe Seelaratana Thera has said that the responsibility of the defeat of the party should be accepted by everyone from the Leadership and below. He was addressing a media conference at the Weheragoda Purana Vihare at Sedawatte this morning. The prelate said that not only the leader, but all Parliamentarians and organizer should accept the responsibility with regard to defeat. But a certain group was engaged in a conspiracy of defeating the UNP. As members of the UNP Bikkhu Forum, he wished to remind that they condemned with revulsion assassinating the character of one individual with the aim of gaining political mileage. He accused of certain media establishments engaging in politics. The UNP also had some of them. There is also a group, which does not get involved with the people and does not inquire about them. They only do and engage in politics through the media. He claimed that they would be assaulted for divulging these facts. He said as establishments should not get involved in politics but do their job democratically. Mud slinging should not be their desire.