While the BJP is all set to form a government for the first time in 15 years in Uttar Pradesh, the party added another reason for celebration as it thumped to a victory in Uttarakhand.
The BJP was leading in 52 of the 70 seats in the Himalayan state. It has already won a seat.
The ruling Congress was leading in just 11 seats.
— Rajesh Kalra (@rajeshkalra) March 11, 2017
The shocker was that Chief Minister Harish Rawat lost from both the seats he contested from.
Rawat lost Kiccha to BJP’s Yatishwaranand. Before that he had lost Haridwar (Rural).
Home Minister Rajnath Singh greeted the people for giving the thumping majority in Uttar Pradesh and helping the party defeat Congress in Uttarakhand.
इस ऐतिहासिक जीत के लिए हम सभी उत्तर प्रदेश एवं उत्तराखंड की जनता को कोटि कोटि धन्यवाद देते हैं एवं उनके प्रति आभार व्यक्त करते हैं
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) March 11, 2017
BJP leaders hailed the victories as a sign of the people going for development over caste-based politics.
This is a win of Modiji’s leadership and Amit Shah ji’s hard work. It has broken all barriers of religion,caste,creed etc:Smriti Irani on UP pic.twitter.com/1N1ZOJNUoV
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 11, 2017
— B.S. Yeddyurappa (@BSYBJP) March 11, 2017