UP BJP general secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak told reporters at the state party headquarters here, that this is the win of the people and their faith shown for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah. "Now the party will give a Government to serve the poor and develop the state as per the dreams of the people," he announced. Mr Pathak also attributed the aggressive campaigning and poll management of the party for the landslide victory of the party. The ruling Samajwadi Party, which held around 229 seats in the current Assembly, was just leading in 59 seats but would be the main Opposition party in the assembly as they have trounced the strong BSP which was leading in just 18 seats.
The Congress, which forged alliance with the SP, was leading in 12 seats , RLD in 2, Independents in 3 and others in 4 seats. In Lucknow, BJP was leading in 7 of the nine seats, while in PM's Varanasi constituency, the party was leading in all the five seats with one led by its alliance. In 12 Assembly seats of Allahabad, the BJP was leading in 9 while in Bareilly, of the nine seats, the BJP was ahead in eight seats. BJP candidates were also ahead in Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Ghaziabad and other parts of the state. (UNI)