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BJP’s Tsu’NaMo’ in UP Shatters Rahul, Akhilesh
The spectacular victory of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah-led Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls is seen as a tsu’NaMo’ (tsunami) and Modi’s consolidated grip over ‘new’ BJP. With the party already winning 140 seats and leading in another 177 seats (as per the trends available at around 2 PM ) and going by the trends, the party is expected to breach 300-mark out of 403 seats, political pundits are expressing shock as normally 200 seats are enough to form the government in UP. Naturally, the magnitude of victory is what is raising eyeballs.
Infact, the latest triumph of BJP in UP is bigger than the party’s victory in 1991 at the height of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement. Then in 1991, Kalyan Singh-led BJP had won 221 seats while Janata Dal (JD) stood as second with 96 seats and Congress was third with 46 and BSP had got 12 seats.
This is biggest-ever haul of BJP in UP in the last three decades. And Modi has made it possible even after demonetization of high-value currency notes Rs 1000 and Rs 500 in November.
Incumbent chief minister Akhilesh Yadav-led SP and Rahul Gandhi’s Congress have tied up and contested the elections but they only secured 18 seats and leading in another 38 seats (trends at 2 pm) whereas BSP received death blow with winning 8 seats and leading 16 (trends at 2 pm). Now this is seen as clear domination of Narendra Modi who shattered all the three parties – SP, Congress and BSP