Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das on Friday attributed BJP’s landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh to successful development schemes and policies of the Centre and the rejection of “dynastic, communal politics” by voters.
Das, who heads the BJP’s first majority government in Jharkhand, said BJP’s victory in Muslim-dominated areas of Uttar Pradesh prove that voters are unwilling to get divided by politics of polarisation.
“The Muslim community also supported us on the triple talaq issue. This victory is evidence to the fact that the common man is satisfied with the Centre’s work and is willing to support the government,” Das said.
BJP Jharkhand president Laxman Giluwa termed the victory in UP as “historical”.
“The BJP has been working for uplifting and empowering the downtrodden, and this victory proves that we have their support in our crusade,” Giluwa said.
It was an early Holi for BJP workers and leaders at the state headquarters in Ranchi. State urban development minister CP Singh, Ranchi MP Ramtahal Chaudhary and several other leaders celebrated the party’s victory by playing Holi, bursting crackers and distributing sweets on Saturday in Ranchi.
The victory was also celebrated in Dhanbad with pomp and gaiety. Dhanbad MLA Raj Singh said the victory shows that there was no resentment towards the demonetisation move and that voters understood the long term benefits of demonetisation.
The Jharkhand State Congress Committee too celebrated their win in Punjab and lead in Goa and Manipur at their Jharkhand headquarters in Ranchi.
Congress state president Sukhdeo Bhagat expressed disappointment over the UP loss, but said the win in Punjab showed that the Congress wasn’t out of the national political contest yet.
“I congratulate the BJP for their UP win. They won the elections, but the Prime Minister lost his dignity by stooping down to dirty politics just to win the elections,” Bhagat said.