UP BJP spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi has said the party is optimistic about the outcome of the 2019 general election despite losses in the latest bypolls.
The results of the assembly by-elections in Uttar Pradesh have proved why Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was so nonchalant towards the campaigning — he even flew off for a Europe tour when electioneering was at its peak. Here are some quick takeaways from the bypoll results.
Buoyed by SP's performance in the by-elections, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said people of the state have shown the door to communal forces.
The counting of votes for 11 Assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh would be held tomorrow.
While the Samajwadi Party might have been counting their blessings when the UP police decided to slap BJP president Amit Shah with a chargesheet on the Muzaffarnagar riots, their celebrations came to a premature end. A Muzaffarnagar court rejected the police's chargesheet against Shah.
None of the parties, barring the BJP, seems too keen on the contest by-polls in UP. The Samajwadi Party government is firmly in the saddle and the BSP does not contest by-polls as a matter of principle. The Congress expects no big gains. So it is turning out to be a one-horse race.
Congress will go all alone in the Uttar Pradesh assembly by-polls which are to be held for the twelve seats.