Stating that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has achieved 3/4th majority in both Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Amit Shah on Friday said addressing a press conference that it is the biggest win in these states post independence. “I congratulate people of all the five states for mandate that they have given today. Our win will end dynasty politics and casteism in national politics,” he further said. When asked what really worked for BJP in its favour, Shah said, “Reforms like demonetisation, Jan Dhan Yojana, electrification have received huge support from the people”. Earlier today he said, “Election is fought only to be won, there is no middle way.”
Meanwhile, Home Minister Rajnath Singh described the BJP’s performance in assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand as “mega victory”, saying the party has changed the political narrative in the country with the win. “This is not a victory but a mega victory. The BJP has changed the political narrative of the country by touching new heights of success in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand,” he said here on the results of the assembly polls.
Singh said the BJP’s win in the elections is a win of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s credibility in the public, his able leadership and party’s commitment to good governance. “The credit of victory goes to organisational ability of our national President (Amit Shah) and the hardwork of party workers. We thank the people of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand for handing us a historic victory,” he said.
Also, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati has put the onus on the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for her loss in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, saying the machine accepted votes only in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said that the incident of manipulation of the EVM machines had been raised earlier also but no one paid attention to it.
The BJP has crossed the half-way mark in Uttar Pradesh and is presently leading in 313 seats of the 403-member assembly. The Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance is ahead in 65 seats while the Bahujan Samaj Party has so far managed to bag just 17 seats in its kitty. Uttar Pradesh went to polls in seven phases in the months of February and March. A total of 4,854 candidates are in fray for 403 assembly constituencies.