LUCKNOW: After leading the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a comfortable majority for the second time, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday asserted that the people voted for nationalism and good governance in this election, and called on the party workers to stay focused and accountable.
The chief minister visited the party office and addressed a huge gathering of party workers here. He also played Holi with party leaders to celebrate the party’s victory in this election.
“Amid fervour of the victory, we must stay focused and accountable to the people,” Yogi told the gathering.
The BJP leader accused Opposition parties of conspiring against his government during the Covid-19 pandemic. “When we were fighting Covid, they (Opposition) were conspiring against us. People have once again voted for nationalism and good governance. It is our responsibility to continue working on these issues,” he said.
He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his continued support to the state and guidance to the state party leadership.
“I am thankful to the people for giving us the majority. Under PM Modi’s leadership, we will be forming governments in Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, and Uttarakhand,” the chief minister said.
He also said that the people have rejected dynastic politics and ensured the victory of BJP’s good governance.
The senior BJP leader, who won his first assembly election from Gorakhpur Urban seat, has become the first chief minister to continue for the second consecutive term in Uttar Pradesh. With this victory, the BJP has become the first party to return to power with the full majority after a gap of 37 years in the state.
As per the Election Commission of India data, the BJP won 238 seats and was leading on 18 seats of the 403-member strong legislative assembly.