After Bharatiya Janata Party sweeped the BMC polls, incumbent Union Minister of Ministry of Human Resource Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that the same will be witnessed in the Uttar Pradesh elections and all the other pending elections, including that of Uttarakhand and Manipur. “This is the answer to those who opposed and criticised the demonetisation drive. The results will be seen in Uttarakhand and Manipur elections as well,” said Javadekar.
He took a jibe at Congress saying that NCP and Congress has been sweeped off the BMC polls floor. The whole country is now becoming ‘Congress-free’. “NCP and Congress inka pura safaya hua hai. Dekh bhar se hum congress mukt bharat ki or ja rahe hai,” he said. “Mumbai has many people from UP and the rest of the country. We thank all the people of the country for their support,” said Javadekar.
“We never got support in PMC and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation elections, and this year we have won this also. The poor, dalit, deprived and oppressed, all have come with BJP. There was a time when these groups were with Congress,” he said.
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While Sena has dominated the BMC in alliance with the BJP for years, this year’s civic polls have lifted the fortunes of both parties separately. For the first time in decades, both parties parted ways ahead of the elections to Asia’s richest civic body. While the BJP claimed it cannot ally with the Sena because of transparency issues in the civic body, the latter parted ways alleging the high-handedness of the saffron senior. Sena also attacked BJP’s ambitious demonetisation decision and questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership.
It is expected that BJP leaders would address rallies on Thursday in many areas of UP. The results of Maharashtra civic polls would provide boost to the winning party. Now Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be able to press his point that BJP is winning everywhere in the country, even after demonetisation.
He has been emphasising on the point how BJP has performed exceptionally well in civic polls in several states including Punjab, Maharashtra and Odisha after the note ban.