BJP registers landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh, Akali-BJP alliance is poor third in Punjab
BJP will form government in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa: Amit Shah
New Delh: Bharatiya Janata Party has swept the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election by registering a landslide victory in the hindi heartland and demolishing all claims by the outgoing chief minister Akhilesh Yadav that his party’s alliance with the Congress will return to power and if necessary they would do this by cobbling a majority by taking support from Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party.
Addressing media persons this afternoon, BJP president Amit Shah described the assembky election results as historic and said this will change the course of politics in India. While stating that the BJP has won two-thirds majority in UP and Uttarakhand, he also announced that the BJP will manage a majority and also form it’s government in Goa and Manipur. He said this is the biggest victory for any party since Independence. This victory symbolises politics of performance, he said and gave credit for the victory to the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and hard work of party workers. He further said these results will free India from the politics of caste and religion, family rule and appeasement.
The BJP leadership, exclusively restricted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah have reigned supreme in Uttar Pradesh. Together they have ensured that the regional parties- Samajwadi Party and BSP- along with the Congress bite dust in these crucial elections in UP.
The narrative has not been uniform across all the five states that went to polls. Of course the BJP has won a majority in Uttarakhand, where earlier attempts by the Modi Government to impose President’s Rule had failed as the ousted state chief minister Harish Rawat was reinstated with the intervention of the the Supreme Court last year.
In Punjab the story has been entirely different. Here the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance has been trounced by the Congress. The Aam Aadmi Party in its maiden foray in this state, has emerged as the second largest party with BJP placed in the fourth place.