BJP's victory in Uttar Pradesh just established five socio-political facts

Narendra Modi

Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won a clear majority in Uttar Pradesh, home to an estimated 220 million people, according to partial official results.

Experts cautioned that making coalitions work - in every seat across the state - is a bit more complicated than simply adding up their vote shares.

Indian newspapers used superlatives to describe the BJP win, with some calling it "Tsunamo" - a play on "tsunami" and Mr Modi, who is sometimes referred to as Namo.

What happened in Uttar Pradesh is nothing less than a nightmare for the opponents. The Prime minister said the support of youths very gladdening. This is one political organization which has made a humble citizen as the prime minister of the country. The election was seen as a referendum on Modi's decision. In the run-up to this last election, which was held in seven phases in February and March, both parties projected outright victory for themselves. "Why can law-and-order not be maintained in a single phase. does Uttar Pradesh not have a police force?" But on Sunday morning (AEDT), the BSP, led by Kumari Mayawati, a leader of the Dalit caste, won or was leading in only 20 seats, the election commission said.

The BJP's chariot may have been halted in Uttar Pradesh, as in Bihar, had the Samajwadi Party and the Congress tied up with Mayawati before the polls and successfully transferred votes among themselves, today's results suggest.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done it again.

He said that the BJP is the most democratic party of India. "Whether it was the Congress -SP forging an alliance or Mulayam saying that his son should not have given 100 seats to the Congress", said Balashankar.

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"There are no local, circle and ward committees". Third, I had said that we will do everything with full vigour. The saffron party had formed a government in the state in the 1990s by engineering defections in the BSP and the Congress.

The party was also heading for an impressive victory in northern Uttarakhand state, leading the race in 56 out of 70 seats.

On the campaign trail, too, Modi played up religious divisions by asking why the state government ensured there were no power cuts in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan but not during the Hindu festival of Diwali. Unless the opposition comes up with a clearly defined agenda of its own, it can say goodbye to power in 2019. "Most of the states are now being ruled by the BJP and its allies and far better level of development coordination is expected", Jajodia said.

BJP's victory in UP would have significant ramifications not only for the composition of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian parliament, but also for the next parliamentary elections in 2019 which the party hopes to win for a second successive tenure in power in India. The Aam Aadmi Party, with its penchant for a high-decibel campaign and amplification by an enthusiastic volunteer force, gave the impression that it would be forming the next government in Punjab - and Goa - but flattered to deceive.

The SP and BSP will have to ask themselves how Modi succeeded where they failed. The BJP is bound to now think it can push through the laws it wants to. Although Akhilesh Yadav succeeded in emerging as the true inheritor of his father's political legacy, he was unable to win the confidence of his father, Samajwadi party founder Mulayum Singh Yadav, and his uncle Shivpal Yadav who felt aggrieved at being summarily marginalised by the younger Yadav.

The BSP gave tickets to 99 Muslim candidates, highest ever by any mainstream party in UP since Independence. The Gujarat model led to huge riots in that state.



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