BJP confident of victory in UP

New Delhi [India], Mar. 9 : Expressing confidence of a favourable mandate in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said that it would form the government in the state with overwhelming majority.

Witnessing a wave of change with the people of Uttar Pradesh inclining towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP MP Jagdambika Pal said the strategy that the saffron party followed garnered support and would help in getting a clear majority.

"There was enthusiasm among the people during the election campaigns," Pal told ANI. Resonating similar sentiments, another BJP MP Hema Malini hoped that the party registers a landslide win in the assembly polls.

"As a member of the BJP, I would always want my party to win. Everybody feels the same for their respective parties," she said. Meanwhile, the Congress Party also maintained that it would form the government in Uttar Pradesh. "Samajwadi Party-Congress would form the government in UP under the leadership of Akhilesh Yadav. Punjab, Uttarakhand will also see the Congress winning. Goa and Manipur will also see startling results," Congress MP Rajeev Shukla told ANI. Spreading over a span of more than a month starting from February 11 to March 8, the Uttar Pradesh elections were held in seven phases.

The counting of votes will take place on March 11..

Source: ANI