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Amit Shah celebrates BJP victory in UP, Uttarakhand with party workers in Delhi

 Amit Shah celebrates BJP victory in UP, Uttarakhand with party workers in Delhi

BJP president Amit Shah waves at party workers on his arrival at the party headquarters in New Delhi after the party's victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Assembly elections. PTI

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Shah hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the country's "tallest leader" since Independence and credited his pro-poor polices for the party's landslide win in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. PTI

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With party functionaries celebrating an early Holy in and outside the organisation's headquarters, a jubilant Shah told a packed press conference that the BJP Parliamentary Board will finalise the names of the chief ministerial nominees in its meeting on Sunday. PTI

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He also made light of BSP supremo Mayawati's allegations that electronic voting machine (EVMs) were tampered with in UP to favour the BJP and said he can understand her state of mind. The BSP's tally was reduced to a paltry 19 seats in the 403-seat assembly. PTI

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The BJP's victory in UP marks an end to its 15 years of wilderness in the state's politics and Shah said it will live "cent per cent" to the faith people have reposed in it and delivered on the promises it has made in its manifesto. PTI

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Updated Date: Mar 12, 2017 09:47:26 IST