Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh): Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the recent resignations of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Uttar Pradesh are not a “big deal”, claiming that his party will form government in four of the five states due for assembly elections next month. .
“Resignation is not a big deal in Uttar Pradesh. BJP is getting support from everywhere in the state. People will bless us and BJP will be successful in forming government in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur: Narendra Singh Tomar told ANI .
In the last few days, three Uttar Pradesh ministers have resigned from the cabinet led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. These include Dharam Singh Saini, Swami Prasad Maurya, Dara Singh Chauhan.
Besides him, several BJP MLAs have also quit the party ahead of the crucial assembly elections.
The first phase of polling on 10 February, second phase on 14 February, third phase on 20 February, fourth phase on 23 February, fifth phase on 27 February, sixth phase on 3 March and seventh phase on 7 March to will happen. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.
In the 2017 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party won 312 out of 403 seats. Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) got 47 and 19 seats respectively. The Congress was successful in winning only seven seats.
Apart from Uttar Pradesh, assembly elections will also be held in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.
First published:January 14, 2022, 2:54 PM