BJP spokespersons articulated the party’s position vis-a-vis the huge victory it is heading towards. Talking as guests at APN News, UP’s top news channel, here are their quotes (and other tweets from other luminaries):
Mohsin Raza: “It was a vote for change, a vote of trust. People cast their votes leaving aside religion and caste politics.
“We have to fulfil the faith people have posed in us. We can’t break the faith people have reposed in us.”
Anila SIngh: “The way corruption has become rampant. It’s important to open files to set an example. This was our promise, to give them a transparent government.
“I am happy at the blessings that the up voters have given us. The electorate has taught them a bnig lesson. It is time they accept it with grace.
BJP president Amit Shah has tweeted: “Uttar Pradesh me do tihai (two-thirds) bahumat se BJP ka vijay pataka pherane par sab hi kariyokartaon ko, Pradhan Mantri Shri Narendra Modiji and Shri Keshav Prasad Maurya ko badhai.”
—Written with contributions from Sujit Bhar, Meha Mathur,
Sucheta Dasgupta, Prabir Biswas, Punit Mishra, Bhavana Gaur,
Kh Manglembi Devi, Ram Lagan and Amitava Sen