Uttar Pradesh Election Results 2022: Hailing BJP’s emphatic victory in the four states of Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that these results have set the tone for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Addressing BJP workers at the party office in New Delhi, PM Modi also gave a big shout out to the karyakartas, saying that they kept their “early Holi promise”. He further said that the assembly results “strongly vindicate BJP’s pro-poor and pro-active governance”. “BJP understands that good governance and delivery of schemes is very important, and we work to ensure the same,” he said.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who seems set to form the second consecutive government in Uttar Pradesh, thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the decisive BJP mandate not just in UP, but also in Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur. CM Adityanath further said that the BJP victory is a victory of PM Modi’s policies.
Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav emerged victorious from Karhal seat, which falls in SP bastion Mainpuri.
Sources told News18 that the CM is likely to leave for Delhi late in the evening or early on Friday morning to meet the BJP top brass, including PM Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and party chief JP Nadda. Sources further said that Shah is expected to arrive at the BJP office at around 6 pm.
CM Yogi had earlier expressed confidence of winning over 300 seats, even as opposition’s tried hard to latch onto the farmers protest and highlight the Jat anger in the western belt. But BJP has trumped all. Both Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress, once key players in the state, have been reduced to single digits. Tying up with smaller parties seem to have gone wrong for Akhilesh Yadav as the party is struggling to even cross 150 seats. However, the SP has managed to finish second.
Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state that sends maximum number of members to Parliament. With over 15 crore voters, Uttar Pradesh accounts for 80 of the Lok Sabha’s 543 seats, and a 403-member Assembly, thus making it India’s most politically significant state amid the election results today. UP, since January 25, 1950 when the United Provinces was renamed as Uttar Pradesh, has given India a legion of stalwarts, chief ministers, and prime ministers through its 17 Assembly elections. Not to forget, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was once Gujarat’s chief minister, also chose Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi as his Lok Sabha constituency.