Terming the BJP’s victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand as an “end of politics of caste and creed”, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today said the results proved that people have accepted Modi government’s policies, including the note ban move. “The victory is an endorsement of (Narendra Modi’s) demonetisation decision. BJP has emerged as the party of the poor,” Rupani told reporters after trends suggested BJP’s win in the two states. “It’s end of politics of caste and creed. People have accepted and endorsed policies and good governance philosophy of Narendra Modi-led BJP government,” Rupani said on micro-blogging site Twitter.
State unit president of BJP, Jitu Vaghani, said the party’s victory in the state assembly elections indicates that the BJP will get a huge majority in the upcomin Assembly elections in Gujarat.
“Congress leaders come out only during the elections, while BJP leaders go out and serve the people. BJP is always among people and people are getting attracted towards the BJP more and more. It will win with huge majority during 2017 state elections,” Vaghani told reporters.
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Elections are scheduled to be held in Gujarat later this year.
Meanwhile, Gujarat Congress said that out of the five states that went to polls, the party (Congress) has got people’s support in three states. It claimed that similar trend will be seen in the Gujarat assembly polls.
“In a way people have shown faith in Congress in three states of Punjab, Goa and Manipur. The changes seen in these three states will also be witnessed in Gujarat. People in Gujarat are fed up with BJP’s anti-Dalit, anti-poor and anti-women policies. We are confident of getting people’s support in defeating BJP in Gujarat,” Congress state spokesperson Manish Doshi said.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kanubhai Kalsaria said the results offer an opportunity to the party to learn and rectify its mistakes in the Gujarat elections.
“We will introspect on what went wrong in Punjab and Goa. Elections in five states show anti-incumbency. In Gujarat, BJP has ruled for the last two decades and people are fed up with corruption and are looking for change. Hence, we are poised to get benefit of anti-incumbency. Will learn from our performances in Punjab and Goa and will implement it there,” Kalsaria told PTI.