LUCKNOW: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was confident of securing another term in Uttar Pradesh, State Law Minister Brajesh Pathak said on Thursday, adding that Opposition parties failed to read the pulse of the people in India’s most populous state.
Pathak, who won the election from Lucknow Cantt seat, said that the Yogi Adityanath government will continue to work for the welfare of common people in the state.
“Since the beginning, we had been saying that we are going to win big in 2022 but opposition leaders could not understand the pulse of the people in the state,” he told The New Indian at the BJP office here.
Responding to a question on the BJP’s mega victory in this election, Pathak said the public reposed its faith in the leadership of the saffron party because it had worked for the development and welfare of common people in the last five years.
The BJP leader, who left his Lucknow Central seat to contest from the Lucknow Cantt assembly constituency, said the BJP worked for every section of society especially the poor during its government in the state.
“BJP took the public-centric schemes of the Narendra Modi government to every household house of the state, which along with the rule of law enforced by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, are among the reasons behind the BJP’s victory in Uttar Pradesh. People want BJP’s ‘sushashan’ (good governance),” he said.
When pointed out that this is the first time after 1985 that a majority government has returned to power for a second consecutive term, Pathak said: “It is true. It is the result of doing good work. If you work for people, then they will give you another chance to govern.”
He said that the BJP government will continue to enforce the rule of law as it did in the last five years. “We will follow the same rule that we followed in last five years,” he said, referring to his party’s strict stance against criminals.
As per the Election Commission of India (ECI), the saffron party has won more than 250 seats in the state. Elections for the 403-member assembly were held in seven phases in the state.