A saffron holi likely in Uttar Pradesh as trends put BJP in power with a massive lead. Samajwadi Party-Congress experiment fails to deliver the political punch in the heartland state.
Union minister Piyush Goyal speaking to ANI says, ” The nation is standing with PM Modi. This is the victory of people of UP and Uttarakhand.
Ravi Shankar Prasadsaysm the result is a tectonic shift in the country’s politics.
Jitender Singh MoS, PMO: The youth of the country has come of age. People have only voted for development in Uttar Pradesh, they have moved ahead of caste, religious lines. The most important contribution of Modi phenomenon is that it has enabled voters to cast votes for development, going beyond castes, creeds, religions. It has helped them get rid of feudal mindset.”
BJP’s Chandan Mitra on who will be UP Chief Minister tells NDTV: “Except the top leaders, no one knows who will be UP chief minister. Amit Shah will pull out a rabbit from the hat,” he says.
Union minister Sanjiv Balyan said there was division on communal lines in UP. “The election was fought on issues such as law and order, development. The new generation understood the importance of bringing in the BJP,” he said.
BJP MP from Gorakhpur Adityanath said the SP-Congress alliance and the BSP have been totally rejected by the people in UP. People want development without bias. They want security which the BJP can only provide,” he said.