After a grand show in the recent concluded Assembly polls, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday while addressing party workers at the BJP head quarters here said that the results of the five states in the assembly polls is the foundation for a new India.
He was received with cheering and applause from the public while he continued his speech demanding the political pundits should introspect on the poll results.
There are many reasons for a win but such an emphatic win after such a record turnout is special and makes everyone think.Narendra Modi at BJP HQ rally
He also thanked the party cadres and hailed party chief Amit Shah for spearheading a campaign that has made the BJP finally at the winners podium with a large margin. He said that through the membership drive, the BJP has been able to become the largest political party in the world.
He also thanked voters of the five states and assured them that we will leave no stone unturned for the betterment.
Generations have given their all to build this party. They have travelled all over the country to make this party. They have struggled for this day. Atalji, Advaniji have sown the seeds in the country to see this result. The election results are also an emotional issue for us as this year marks the centenary celebrations of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. Uttar Pradesh was once his ‘karmabhoomi’.Modi
The parliamentary board, of which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a member, will decide who to send as central observers to elect the next CM in these States.
In Uttar Pradesh, the saffron party has secured 324 seats of the 403 member assembly and in Uttarakhand, it got 57 out of the 70 seats.
In both the states, choices before BJP are wide open, but there is no clear word withing the party. In Uttar Pradesh, the choice for the BJP will arguably depend on the caste formulas, though BJP president Amit Shah said, in his victory speech in Delhi, that the verdict in UP would end the politics of casteism, dynasty and minority appeasement.
“The most competent leaders will be the chief ministers in the two states,” Shah said, adding that the Parliamentary Board would discuss the issue. The BJP is likely to depute senior Central leaders to go as observers to Lucknow and Dehradun in the meetings of the legislature party in the two states. “The names of the chief ministers will be known after Holi,” said a senior BJP functionary.
“The choice is wide, and it will be someone who can deliver development in the two-and-a-half years to the general election,” a senior BJP source was quoted by The Hindu.
Among the likely heads for UP, prime figures are the current Uttar Pradesh BJP unit president and a senior party leader, Keshav Prasad Maurya, deputy to Keshav Prasad Maurya and a prominent Brahmin face, Dinesh Sharma, the BJP’s outspoken face in Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, Union Home Minister and BJP’s tallest face in UP, Rajnath Singh and Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Telecom and Railways, Manoj Sinha .
Keshav Prasad Maurya, who belongs to the non-Yadav OBC group and whose appointment may help keep this group in the BJP’s camp even in 2019.
“Doosra Modi chahiye hoga (we will need a second Modi),” said the source.
In Uttarakhand, the party already has at least three ex-chief ministers from its own party’s governments in the State – Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Ramesh Pokhriyal, and B.C. Khanduri, as well as Congress rebel Vijay Bahuguna to consider. “The crown however may fall on someone completely new,” said a source.
That new choice could well be Trivendra Singh Rawat, former Minister and party in-charge for Jharkhand, as well as Ajay Bhatt, State unit chief.