Addressing a press conference, Shah said, “It is a big win for any party in Uttar Pradesh since independence. People have given us historic mandate and raised the party’s responsibilities.”
He also said that the BJP’s win will now usher in a new wave of politics and people will not accept anything less than a progressive party. “People are eager to usher in performance based politics,” Shah said.In 1991, the BJP contested on 415 seats, and won 221 seats with 31.45 percent vote share. But that was another BJP and another era.
In 1991, the BJP contested on 415 seats, and won 221 seats with 31.45 percent vote share. But that was another BJP and another era.
Riding on the Ram Mandir wave, the BJP was bound to cinch a win. However, this time around it was Amit Shah’s astute caste calculations, the right dash of communal comments, and an out and out focus on development has curated the saffron party’s win in the state.
Expressing confident of forming government in Manipur and Goa, Shah said people in the recent elections have voted for politics of performance and not on the basis of caste.“This will take the country in right direction,” he added.
“This will take the country in right direction,” he added.
As the party winning in Muslim dominated areas, Shah said the people of UP has risen above Hindu-Muslim. “Voters are voters they are not Hindu or Muslim,” said Shah.
Shah however, refused to talk about the chief ministerial candidate in UP and Uttarakhand saying it will be decided by the party’s parliamentary board.
“The party will decide on CM face based on the qualification.”
Reacting, Mayawati’s allegation that the BJP tampered with the EVMs. “I can understand her pain. She has the right to make allegations. But they are not true,” said Shah.
He informed that the party will welcome PM Modi at BJP headquarters on Sunday.