BJP MAkES HISTORIC COMEBACK WITH LANDSLIDE VICTORIES IN UTTAR PRADESH, UTTARAKHAND, MANIPUR & GOA
As per the announcement of Assembly Election Results on 10th March 2022, the Bharatiya Janata Party stormed back to power in the politically crucial states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur with landslide victories. The festival of colours – Holi came a week early for the BJP Karyakartas and supporters in all these states including India’s largest and most populous state Uttar Pradesh as incumbent BJP governments returned to power breaking all myths and with massive majority. Breaking the barriers of caste and religion the people once again voted for politics of development by giving strong approval for BJP’s pro-poor pro-active governance. The outcome of the Assembly polls was seen as a barometer of people’s mood also which saw the Congress’ epitaph written on the electoral battlefield. The BJP increased its vote share in almost all the states that went to polls including Punjab.
Congratulating the BJP karyakartas for the magnificent victory of the party Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said, “The people of UP, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur have showered @BJP4India with great affection. My gratitude to the people of all these states. Our Party cherishes these blessings and will keep working for the development of these states”.Crediting PM Shri Narendra Modi for BJP’s historic victory in four assembly elections, BJP National President Shri JP Nadda said the people’s massive support to the party in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur shows their stamp of approval for the Prime Minister’s welfare schemes and policies. Shri Nadda said the Prime Minister has ushered in politics of “report card, development and people’s empowerment, replacing politics of nepotism, corruption, crime, casteism, communalism and regionalism”.
He also praised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for bringing the rule of law in Uttar Pradesh by liberating the state from political parties that patronized fear, terrorists and criminals five years back.
Noteworthy, all the five states went to the polls between 10th February and 07th March 2022. Uttar Pradesh voted in seven phases and Manipur voted in two phases while Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa went to the polls in one phase. The Assembly Election Results were declared on 10th March 2022.
UTTAR PRADESH : BJP SCRIPTS NEW HISTORY WITH RESOUNDING VICTORY IN UP
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has finally re-written history in the country’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, where an incumbent political party has been voted back to power in succession after a gap of nearly four decades. Riding on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s enormous popularity and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s immense welfare and development works the ruling BJP stormed back to power by decimating the opposition and scripting a new history in Uttar Pradesh.
As per the Election Commission results, for 403 seats in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP with its alliance partners- Apna Dal (Soneylal) and NISHAD party got 273 seats with 41.3 per cent vote share. The numbers show that the party had won a clear majority by the fifth phase of polling itself. The 70 plus seats won by the BJP in the last two phases added to the size of the victory. The BJP’s vote share also rose to 41.3 per cent as against 39.6 per cent in 2017 assembly elections.
In one hand, the BJP scripted a new history by breaking the jinx of four decades for any party to win a second consecutive term in Uttar Pradesh and on the other hand Yogi Adityanath also achieved the maiden feat of an incumbent Chief Minister returning to power in the state after serving a full term in office. In his address to BJP workers after the victory, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi accurately mentioned that the “silent vote of women and youth” was largely responsible for the party’s landslide victory. The new MY formula of Mahila-Youth base by the BJP seems to have trounced the Muslim-Yadav formula perfected by the Samajwadi Party over the years.
With its alliance partners, the Akhilesh Yadav led opposition Samajwadi Party (SP) managed to win 126 seats and 32 per cent votes. The BSP and Congress were completely decimated in the polls, which turned out to be a bipolar contest between the BJP and SP, and recorded their lowest numbers in the polls winning one and two seats respectively.
An analysis of the result also shows that the electorate of Uttar Pradesh also endorsed Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s proclamation that “Yogi hai bahut UP-Yogi” and re-elected an incumbent Government which was something unprecedented in the political scenario and indicated strongly pro-incumbency. The BJP dominance has been complete, from east to west and north to south and contrary to the perceptions region-wise also the BJP retained its base. As per primary analysis, in the Avadh region, out of a total of 111 seats, the BJP won 84 while the SP won 27 and the BSP and Congress drew a blank. In Bundelkhand, the BJP won 16 out of 19 seats while the SP pocketed 3. In the crucial East UP, the BJP won 87 out of the 142 seats while the SP won 46, BSP 1 and Congress 2. In Western UP, the BJP won 71 out of 97 and the rest 26 went to SP-RLD combine.
The party also swept its strongholds of Agra, Mathura, Ghaziabad, Noida, Jhansi, Gorakhpur, Prayagraj, Varanasi and Ayodhya districts while CM Yogi Adityanath won the Gorakhpur seat with a massive margin of more than 1,00,000 votes.
The outcome has shown that the electorate also rejected all caste, religion and region based narratives of the opposition parties and blessed BJP for its best crisis management during the Covid pandemic, host of welfare programmes for the poor, migrants and robust law and order scenario during its rule. It seems this time the BJP has dislodged the caste-based identity politics of the SP and BSP and created a vote bank irrespective of caste and religion that supports the welfare and development politics for a New India.
UP CM BREAKS NOIDA JINX
After more than three decades, Yogi Adityanath has become the first Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh to break the Noida jinx. As per the established superstition, whichever Chief Minister visits the city during his/her tenure loses the next election or does not complete the term. However, CM Yogi Adityanath visited Noida several times during last five years and pushed it to emerge as an industrial hub with one of the biggest International Airport in the country. Now under the safe hands of BJP, Noida is also attracting investments at a steady pace.
Notable, former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav never dared to visit Noida during his tenure from March, 2012 to March, 2017 and openly accepted that it was due to this long held superstition.
‘Victory is for PM Modi’s Policies And people’s trust in him’
After receiving massive mandate in Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on March 10 said, it was clear mandate by the people for development and people had buried politics of caste and religion by ensuring victory of BJP in Uttar Pradesh.
Yogi Adityanath said, “Everyone had their eyes on UP, given the vastness of the state. I am thankful to the people for making us win with majority…Under PM Modi’s leadership we will be forming govts in UP, Goa, Manipur, and Uttarakhand.”
“The people of UP have buried the dynastic politics and also politics of caste and religion by ensuring victory to the BJP and its allies,” Adityanath said.
The UP Chief Minister also said the “misleading” campaign run by the Opposition over the past 2-3 days had been set aside by the people who reposed faith in the good governance of the BJP. He was apparently taking a dig at Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav for raising questions over EVMs.
“The false propaganda regarding EVMs and election material over the last few days have been rejected,” Adityanath said.
Yogi Adityanath said the victory was a win for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies and it showed people’s trust in him.
“Today BJP and alliances have won in UP and got full majority. For the first time, seven phases of the elections and counting have gone smoothly. I would like to thank the Election Commission as well. This victory is a win for PM Modi’s policies and people’s trust on PM Modi that have granted another chance to serve better,” Adityanath said.
UTTARAKHAND : BJP FIRST PARTY TO FORM GOVT IN UTTARAKHAND WITH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY
Similar to Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party has also scripted a new history in Uttarakhand by becoming the first party to be re-elected to form the Government for a consecutive second term since the inception of the State. The BJP won 47 seats, 11 more than the required majority in the 70-seat assembly while, the Congress could manage to win only 19 seats. The Bahujan Samaj Party and independent candidates won two seats each.
In a state that has always witnessed close contests in the assembly polls since its formation, allowed the BJP successively for the second time to sweep the state with 44.3 per cent vote share, a solid lead over the rival Congress which managed to get only 37.91 per cent vote.
The works of the double-engine Governments during the Covid pandemic, infrastructural developments by the state Government, appeal of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the impact of his virtual -physical rallies played a very crucial role in convincing the voters in favour of the BJP. Before the election schedule was announced, PM Shri Narendra Modi had also said “This decade would be that of Uttarakhand” was seen as a major factor in BJP’s massive win.
Women outnumbered male voters in 38 of the 70 assembly seats
An analysis of Uttarakhand election indicates that women turned out in huge numbers for the BJP. In an unprecedented turn of events, women voters outnumbered male voters in 38 of the 70 assembly seats in the states which helped BJP for a convincing victory consecutively for the second time.
HIGHLIGHTS OF BJP’S PERFORMANCE
• This is the first government to get re-elected in Uttar Pradesh in 37 years.
• For the first time ever, a sitting CM who has served the full five-year term has got re-elected.
• Considerable increase in BJP’s vote share. From 39.7% in the 2017 Vidhan Sabha elections to 42.8% in 2019.
• Uttarakhand’s trend of changing state governments has ended with this victory of BJP.
• For the first time ever, Uttarakhand has re-elected a state government.
• BJP has secured a vote share of 44.3 per cent.
GOA : BJP GETS A HAT-TRICK IN GOA
The BJP got a hat-trick and returned to power repeatedly for the third time in Goa by winning 20 seats in the recently concluded Assembly elections. BJP secured 33.31 per cent vote share, while Congress party bagged 11 seats with 23.46 per cent vote share. MGP on the other hand won only 2 seats with 7.60 per cent vote share and the AAP could manage to win mere two seats with 6.77 per cent votes share. As per Election Commission data, Revolutionary Goan Party also got one and Independents won three seats in the state.
The BJP, which won 20 seats in the 40-member Goa Assembly also received letters of support from the Maharshtrawadi Gomantak Party (2 seats) and three Independent MLAs on the same day of victory, enabling the ruling party to cross the majority mark in the house.
Addressing media persons at a Press conference in the presence of Chief Minister Shri Pramod Sawant, Goa BJP President Shri Sadanand Tanavade, Union Minister Shripad Naik, and other party leaders on 10th March, BJP’s Goa election in-charge and former Maharashtra CM Shri Devendra Fadnavis said the MGP has formally given a letter to the BJP extending its support to the party in Government formation. “Both the winning candidates of the MGP will support the BJP along with the three Independent MLAs”.
MANIPUR : BJP RE-ELECTED TO FORM GOVT IN MANIPUR
Like UP and Uttrakhand, the ruling BJP has scripted a history in Manipur too. It’s for the very first time that a non Congress government has returned to power successively for the second time in the state following the 2022 Assembly elections. The BJP secured a clear majority in Manipur and retain power by winning 32 seats with 38 per cent vote share in the election to the 60-member assembly.
The Janata Dal (U) and the National People’s Party (NPP) won six seats each while the Congress was decimated in its once-bastion by bagging only five seats. The Kuki People’s Alliance won two seats and three seats were won by Independent candidates.
Incumbent CM Shri Biren Singh also won from Heingang seat defeating his rival Congress candidate by 18,271 votes. Thanking the people of Manipur for the victory, Shri Singh said BJP is grateful for the victory, and this victory is a testament of people’s faith in PM Shri Narendra Modi’s leadership and good governance.
Notable that the 2017 Assembly polls in Manipur marked a crucial moment in the shift in power dynamics in the northeast. In the 2017 Assembly election, the BJP had won 21 seats and formed the government with some regional parties.
PUNJAB BJP MADE THE PARTY PROUD WITH ITS WORK: PM
The BJP contested Punjab Assembly elections 2022 in alliance with Capt Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Lok Congress and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa-led Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt). It won two seats and 6.6 per cent vote share. State BJP President Shri Ashwani Sharma won from Pathankot and Shri Jangi Lal Mahajan registered victory from Mukerian seats respectively. Shri Sharma defeated Congress candidate and sitting MLA Amit Vij by a margin of 7,759 votes. As per the results, AAP won 92 seats, Congress 18, Shiromani Akali Dal three, BSP and Independent won one seat each.
Thanking karyakartas of Punjab for putting an exceptional effort in the state assembly elections, PM Shri Narendra Modi said, “I can already see BJP emerging as ‘A force to reckon’ with, in Punjab… Our Punjab workers have made the party and our flag proud with their work in the state despite difficult circumstances.”
SUN STARTS TO SET FOR ‘PARIWARVAD’ POLITICS IN INDIA: NARENDRA MODI
PM’s Address to Karyakartas at BJP Headquarters
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed Bharatiya Janata Party karyakartas at the party headquarters in New Delhi on 10 March, 2022 after BJP’s landslide victory in assembly elections 2022. PM Shri Modi thanked the people of these states and the BJP Karyakartas for their wholehearted support and assured them of greater progress in the years to come. He said, “First time voters took part in elections with great enthusiasm and ensured BJP’s victory. During elections, BJP karyakartas promised me that Holi celebrations would start from March 10. They fulfilled their promise.”
Thanking all the voters for participating in this festival of democracy and ensuring BJP this victory, the PM said, “Our karyakartas worked 24X7 and were successful in winning the trust of the people across states. It’s a ‘Jeet Ka Chowka’ by our NDA karyakartas. For the first time in 37 years, a government has won a 2nd consecutive term in Uttar Pradesh. For the first time, a CM will be elected for a second term. The results strongly vindicate BJP’s pro-poor and pro-active governance.”
Shri Modi highlighted the increase in BJP’s vote share in Manipur, Uttar Pradesh and Goa, even after being incumbent. He said all exit polls were proven incorrect in Goa, and the people of Goa have given BJP the chance to serve them for the third consecutive time.
He further thanked karyakartas of Punjab for putting an exceptional effort in the state assembly elections and said, “I can already see BJP emerging as ‘A force to reckon’ with, in Punjab… Our Punjab workers have made the party and our flag proud with their work in Punjab despite difficult circumstances.”
Taking a dig at the opposition, Shri Narendra Modi said, “For the great good of the country, let’s give up the older ways… Start thinking afresh.” He also lauded women participation in these elections, he said, “The women have played a crucial role in these elections across states. They have blessed us – we’ve won splendidly in areas where women voters have dominated. Our Nari Shakti have been our partners in this victory. When I was in Gujarat, people used to worry about my safety sometimes. I used to tell them ‘Koti koti maataon ka, stree shakti ka mujhe kawach mila hai’.”
Addressing the massive crowd of supporters and party karyakartas gathered to hear their leader, PM Shri Modi stated, “When we formed the government in 2019 (at Centre), experts said it was because of the 2017 victory (in UP). I believe the same political experts will say that the 2022 election result will decide the fate of the 2024 national elections.”
Talking about the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the Prime Minister remarked, “The ongoing war is affecting every country across the world. India believes that problems can be resolved only with peace. We hope that all problems will be resolved with deliberations. India has a connection with countries involved in the war – economically, security-wise, education wise and politically as well. India’s several needs are connected to these countries.”
Slamming the opposition, PM Shri Narendra Modi asserted, “It is unfortunate that even when thousands of Indians were stranded in Ukraine, some were trying to malign “Operation Ganga”. These people tried to regionalize the mission. These people have given a different colour of regionalism and communalism to every scheme – it is a major worry for India’s future.”
The PM expressed his pleasure and reiterated his confidence in the voter’s instinct and resolve to vote for a government that has uplifted the lives of the poor. He said, “The sun has started to set for ‘Pariwarvad’ politics in India, today’s election results have decided that.”
Shri Modi also spoke on the issue of some people aiding and abetting corruption in the country. He said, “People who are surrounded by scams unite and start pressurizing institutions. These people, along with their ecosystem, find new ways to stop the investigating agencies.” He further added that the people who stop the investigation agencies are the same people who do not believe in India’s Judicial System and start to take shelter in the colour of religion and caste. The PM advised people to not let these offenders take shelter in their caste and religion.
Talking about the vision for the next 25 years of India, Shri Modi said, “From here on, we’re going to work on two tracks at once. On one hand, our emphasis will be on the welfare of the poor, small farmers and small entrepreneurs. On the other hand, by giving new opportunities to the country’s resources and the youth power of the country, we want to accelerate the mission of self-reliance.”
Shri Modi exemplified a few instances of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, he said, “Today India is becoming self-reliant in digital payment systems, increasing its potential in the field of startups and making new achievements in the field of technology. All this is happening because of the power of the youth…Today such a new India is being built, where you are identified by your work and not by your family.”
PM Modi finally addressed the importance of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas’ in developing each and every corner of the country. Shri Narendra Modi said, “We have to work together and not waste a single moment. Challenges are tough but we have to overcome them and take the country forward.”
ASSEMBLY ELECTION RESULTS OVERWHELMINGly IN FAVOUR OF BJP: JP NADDA
BJP National President’s Address to Karyakartas
BJP National President Shri JP Nadda addressed a huge gathering of party karyakartas and supporters at BJP headquarters in New Delhi to celebrate the historic victory of the party in the recently completed assembly elections in four states on 10 March, 2022. Salient points of his speech.
The assembly election results in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur are overwhelmingly in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party. I thank and congratulate Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on behalf of crores of BJP workers for this historic victory.
The manner in which people of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur have voted overwhelmingly for the Bharatiya Janata Party shows that the people have put their stamp of approval on the pro-poor and pro-people policies and programmes of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
It is for the fourth consecutive time that the people of Uttar Pradesh have showered their trust and blessings on the Bharatiya Janata Party – in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, 2017 assembly elections, 2019 Lok Sabha elections and now 2022 assembly elections.
In Uttar Pradesh it is for the first time in 37 years that an incumbent government has once again been voted to power. In Uttar Pradesh our vote share has also increased from 39% to 42%.
In Uttarakhand it has been a trend to change governments. But this time we fought elections in the state under the leadership and guidance of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji and once again came to power with two-third majority with the blessings of the people of Devbhoomi.
In Manipur for the first time the Bharatiya Janata Party is going to form its government with full majority. In Goa we have scored a hat-trick of victory. It is very clear that the electorate have wholeheartedly supported the policies and programmes of PM Shri Narendra Modi and his pledge to make ‘New India’.
The people of India – villagers, poor, farmers, Dalits, backward and oppressed classes, youth, women – are deeply attached to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi; they share special chemistry with Shri Modi.
Shri Narendra Modi has entirely changed the political culture of our country. He has changed the politics of nepotism, corruption, communalism, casteism, appeasement, regionalism and dynasty politics and has established the politics of development, accountability and report card in the country.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has empowered all sections of the society – villagers, poor, Dalits, farmers, oppressed and backward classes, youth and women – through his pro poor and welfare oriented policies and programmes.
Five years ago it was goonda raj, mafia raj, corruption and terrorism which was ruling the roost. But under the double engine government of the Bharatiya Janata Party under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath which made Uttar Pradesh a state free of fear and where rule of law was established.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has implemented ‘Act East Policy’ in Manipur. In the past seven years the Prime Minister has visited the Northeast around 50 times. And its result is now being reflected in the massive mandate for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Manipur.
Shri Narendra Modi had said long back that the next decade belongs to Uttarakhand. The people of Devbhoomi have given massive support to this initiative of the Prime Minister.
In 2024 we again have to register a historic victory. We all have to move ahead unitedly and under the leadership and guidance of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to make India a ‘Vishwa Guru’.
Amit Shah hails PM Modi and thanks voters
Union Home Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader Shri Amit Shah hailed Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and thanked voters in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, as the party retained its governments in these four states where assembly elections took place in February-March.
The BJP’s emphatic win in UP is the victory of @narendramodi ji’s unshakable faith in the welfare of the poor. Voters have put their stamp of approval to @myogiadityanath’s good governance. I thank people from the bottom of my heart for this emphatic win.
He further tweeted, Grateful to the people of Goa for reposing their faith in the BJP. BJP under the leadership of PM @narendramodi ji will leave no stone unturned in fulfilling the aspirations of our sisters and brothers of Goa. The Union Home Minister attributed the BJP’s win in Manipur to PM Shri Modi’s resolve for a ‘prosperous’ northeast. Finally, he described the party’s win in Uttarakhand as people expressing their unwavering faith in the development work done by the BJP government under PM’s leadership.
HISTORIC VICTORY REAFFIRMS PUBLIC SUPPORT: Rajnath Singh
Union Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh said BJP’s triumphant win is proof of strong public support to the BJP by all the sections of the society.
Lauding CM Yogi Adityanath for BJP’s monumental victory in Uttar Pradesh, he said this victory is proof of strong public support offered to BJP by all sections of the society.
Hearty congratulations to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Party President Shri JP Nadda and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for this grand and divine victory. Congratulations to the workers and thanks to the public for this victory, he said.
He further said that BJP’s pro-incumbency in India’s largest state and other states demonstrates the magnitude of trust people have in Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Shri Singh further averred that people have reaffirmed their faith in inclusive development and good governance by giving such a massive mandate.
BJP’s Victory Due to Development Works of PM : Nitin Gadkari
Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari attributed the BJP’s landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh and other state assembly elections to development works carried out by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and state governments. He said Yogi Adityanath has transformed the image of Uttar Pradesh, which was known for ‘goondaraj’ and backwardness, to that of a well-governed and prosperous state. He also thanked the people of Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur for reposing faith in the BJP.
PM’s ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ is well accepted by all: Nirmala Sitharaman
Union Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, BJP National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda and Party Karyakarta for winning elections in four states. In a tweet she said, Congratulations adhyaksh Jagat Prakash Nadda ji on the #AssemblyElectionResults2022 under your leadership. BJP is forming the government yet again in those four states where we have won. The Prime Minister’s #SabkaSaathSabkaVikas is reaching every corner & is well accepted by all.
Union minister & poll in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Shri Dharmendra Pradhan
Congratulations to all Karyakartas for the massive victory in four states. People of Goa have also given us a clear majority. People have shown faith in PM Shri Narendra Modi. Independent candidates are coming with us. MGP is also coming with us and taking all together, we will form our govt in Goa.
Union Minister Shri Anurag Thakur
The victory in these states wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of our party workers. Bulldozer has become a symbol of uprooting mafias and criminals. We’ll further implement PM Shri Narendra Modi’s welfare policies in UP and other states.
Former Cm, Maharastra Devendra Fadnavis
Women voters have conveyed a strong and clear message in all four states that “New India’’ will vote for welfare, equity, transparency and progressive politics. The blessings showered by the people of UP, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa reflect the tectonic shift of the electorate who now vote for those who deliver and fulfill promises. There is no room for family enterprises and parties which rely on appeasement and caste cauldrons. The massive mandate for BJP across states reflects the pulse of the nation and the trust people of India have in PM Shri Narendra Modi’s leadership.
Chief Minister Shri Biplab Kumar Deb, Tripura
BJP’s impressive show in four out of the five poll-bound states shows that people had reposed their faith in Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s leadership. Those involved in politics for gains have been rejected by voters in Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand and the BJP received a massive mandate.
Karnataka CM Shri Basavaraj Bommai
BJP will form govt in 4 states. It’s very clear that in 2024 there will be a BJP govt once again under the leadership of PM Shri Modi and PM Modi’s dream of ‘New India’ will be fulfilled. I am confident that we will return to power in Karnataka in 2023
foreign media reaction to BJP’s thumping win in Assembly elections
The international media, which closely followed the crucial assembly elections in India, on March 10, 2022 commented that the BJP’s record electoral gains in Uttar Pradesh and elsewhere once again reinforces the dominance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in Indian politics for a significant period in the future. The international media said the BJP won assembly polls in the four states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur ruled by it, sweeping away opposition parties with its governance model mounted on pillars of welfare works and PM Shri Narendra Modi’s unflagging popularity worldwide.
THE WASHINGTON POST
With its thumping victory in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP showed it retains the popular support…….. Now, these results make PM Shri Modi’s BJP the favorite to win the next national election in 2024. The party’s victory will also cement its position in national politics and offer a ringing endorsement of PM Modi’s vision to guide India…. the WASHINGTON POST commented.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
While PM Shri Narendra Modi’s party has sometimes struggled against strong regional parties in state..but now consolidating any of them into a proper opposition to challenge his grip on India would not be easy or quick. And Congress, the largest opposition party has appeared increasingly vulnerable.. Much of the attention during the election season has been focused on the prize state of Uttar Pradesh, not just because of its size but because of how consequential it could be to the future of Indian politics.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
London-based Daily Telegraph said that the assembly election is expected to be a barometer for the national political mood….Holding onto Uttar Pradesh, India’s most politically important state, would boost PM Shri Modi’s hopes of winning a third straight term office in the 2024 general election and bolster his image as the country’s most popular politician in decades, the British newspaper said.
The BBC reported that the day clearly belongs to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath….In Uttar Pradesh; Adityanath led the BJP to victory for a second straight term, breaking a jinx of more than a quarter century.
Karyakartas’ victory celebration
The majestic victory of BJP in four State Assembly Elections triggered widespread celebrations all across Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Goa, Manipur and in other states of the country as well as at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
Immediately after the trends indicated landslide victory of the party, celebrations erupted outside BJP offices in every state and BJP Central Office in New Delhi with party workers dancing and splashing each other with Gulal and flowers. PM Shri Narendra Modi himself, party National President Shri JP Nadda and all senior leaders joined the celebrations at BJP headquarters in New Delhi. The Prime Minister & BJP National President also addressed the Karyakartas.
Similarly in Lucknow, ecstatic BJP workers, bathed in colours of different kinds, danced to the beating of the drums and raised slogans of “UP mein ka ba? UP mein Baba” to celebrate the victory. CM Yogi Adityanath also addressed the Karyakartas during the celebration.
As the incumbent BJP has scripted history and returned back to power in Uttarakhand, the celebrations took place in streets of Dehradun and other cities of the state. In Manipur following the victory, the party leaders and Karyakartas celebrated the victory with their traditional dance. Goa Chief Minister Shri Pramod Sawant, senior leaders of BJP participated with Karyakartas in the victory celebration in the coastal state capital Panaji.