With the Bharatiya Janata Party led by PM Narendra Modi has won major victories in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections today. It will be forming the government in both these states.
With the Bharatiya Janata Party led by PM Narendra Modi has won major victories in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections today. It will be forming the government in both these states. This comes close on the heels of prime rival Rahul Gandhi taking over from his mother Sonia as the President of Congress. Taking a jibe at the changes in Congress, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath made this statement, “I had foretold that the change in Congress leadership at the top will prove auspicious fo the BJP.” (Maine pehle hi kaha tha ki Congress ka netritve badalna BJP ke liye shubh sanket hoga). Speaking further on the issue, he said “People have rejected the divisive politics of Congress. This win is due to the dynamic leadership of BJP and the hard work of BJP workers.”
Addressing the reporters in the Vidhan Bhawan complex in Lucknow, Yogi said, “Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh results are a lesson to those who forget political courtesy and indulge in unparliamentary language. Those raising question mark on the Prime Minister will now have to accept his leadership,”
The UP CM further added, “We, on behalf of the people of UP congratulate Modiji and Amit Shahji. It’s victory of economic reforms. Modi’s leadership has established country economically. Those who raised questions on Gujarat model should now look at the results. It’s victory of policies of Modiji,” he said. Attacking the Congress, the Chief Minister said it lost in Himachal Pradesh, which was considered its stronghold. “We will also win other Congress strongholds. By showing ‘janeu’ (sacred thread), Rahul Gandhi showed casteist, divisive and despicable thinking,” he said, adding that change in Congress leadership is a “positive sign” for the BJP. About Uttar Pradesh, he said, “We will win all 80 Lok Sabha seats in 2019 elections in the state.”