The BJP today tasted a big victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand while the Congress forged ahead in Punjab. The parties were locked in a close contest in Goa and Manipur.
The BJP was leading in more than 300 out of 396 constituencies
in the 403-member Assembly in a stunning showing leaving its
rivals far behind.
Meanwhile, with the BJP set for a landslide in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, speculations are rife within and outside party circles about the new Chief Minister.
For some, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is also a probable candidate for the top post in the state. The names of state BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya, Union Minister Manoj Sinha and even Yogi Adityanath are doing the rounds.
In Noida, Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s son Pankaj Singh was leading by an impressive margin.
Meanwhile in Tamil Nadu, BJP state unit president Tamilisai Soundararajan and others celebrated the victory by distributing sweets.