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BJP used 7-phase polls in UP to polarise people: Chidambaram

BJP used 7-phase polls in UP to polarise people: Chidambaram

"This historic win of the BJP is a victory of development and good governance", Modi wrote on Twitter on Saturday afternoon, as the scale of the BJP's victory became clear. Terming the BJP's victory in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls as "unprecedented", Shah said the win is a stamp of approval on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's work.

"Even the elections results must have been beyond the estimation of the BJP".

"Demonetization" refers to a shock move in November when Modi recalled all 500 and 1,000 rupee currency notes.

Demonetisation, he claimed, had absolutely no negative role to play in the elections. The weakening India National Congress party, which once dominated the nation's politics, won in Punjab, a powerful farming state, and remained in contention in two smaller states, showing that it was still a factor nationally, though less so than in years past.

Remembering the electoral debacle for the BJP in Bihar elections, Anwar said, "The model which was presented in Bihar elections should have been persuaded by all parties, but this strategy was cornered by other parties because they feared that Nitish Kumar would get the benefit".

He said the party hoped much needed and promised relief will be provided to farmers by waiving off loans, cost plus 50 per cent profit as minimum support price for crops, jobs for the youth and ushering in a new era of industrialisation.

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"This is a tectonic shift in Indian politics".

The BJP won with a massive majority in this Assembly election with 325 of the 403 seats going into its kitty.

The BJP Parliamentary Board met on Sunday night and appointed senior leaders M Venkaiah Naidu and Bhupendra Yadav as observers for UP and Narendra Tomar and Saroj Pandey as observers for Uttarakhand. Known as the Council of States, its members are almost all appointed by state legislatures. Following on from budget reform and a crackdown on the black economy, the GST would streamline India's myriad indirect taxes, which vary considerably across state lines and have been a hindrance to foreign investors. Although the ruling party has given up on its plan to improve regional relations, restraint must still be exercised against India. "Also appreciate that Congress turned out to be largest party in Manipur & Goa elections".

Questions are again being raised about Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi's leadership after the party's poor showing in UP, where he had focused his attention with an intense campaign.

Independent candidate Rohan Khaunte, backed by the Congress, won in Porvorim seat taking the party's tally to 18.

With this new mandate, Modi will likely continue to go after financial corruption.


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