UP and other State results will be similar, says Javadekar
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 24 Feb 2017 09:38:43|
A jubilant BJP on Thursday projected its impressive show in Maharashtra’s local body polls, a precursor to its “wins” in the ongoing Assembly elections, including in Uttar Pradesh.
BJP President Amit Shah congratulated Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and State unit chief Raosaheb Patil Danve for the “unprecedented success”.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar told a press conference that the party’s performance in Maharashtra as well as Odisha local body polls and the losses of the Congress showed that the poor has now deserted its rival and is supporting policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“The pro-poor plank used to be with the Congress but is now with us. It’s a big win. The results have showed that all sections of society are voting for the BJP. The results of Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Goa and Uttarakhand State polls will be on the similar lines. The results in Punjab will also be surprising,” he said.
Taking a dig at its bickering ally Shiv Sena, he said the results are a lesson to those who said BJP’s strength is not enough for winning even 40 seats.
It’s a defeat for the critics of demonetisation and an evidence of people’s endorsement for the Government’s policies, he said while crediting Fadnavis and Danve for the win.
Another Union Minister Piyush Goyal, who like Javadekar, is also from Maharashtra, said BJP’s win is the harbinger of its victory in the Assembly elections. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, ably supported by Mumbai president Ashish Shelar, have demonstrated that the BJP is the true representative of good governance, transparency and development,” he told PTI. This was reflective in the massive victory in Mumbai where BJP’s tally has risen from 31 to 82 seats and other cities, he said.
“The people are with Modi and the results of Odisha followed by Maharashtra are a harbinger of an expected huge victory in Uttar Pradesh, where BJP will secure two-thirds majority,” Goyal said.