BJP’s landslide victory and PM Modi’s super wave has ensured a majority government in the UP and UK. BJP won 312 of the state’s 403 seats; its allies have won 13 seats for a grand total of 325 in Uttar Pradesh and clean sweep 57 seats in Uttarakhand. BJP also has enough votes to form a government in both Manipur and Goa as well. The BJP in the crucial assembly elections billed as a semi-final before the 2019 national elections, has surprised the pollsters and has delivered one of its best performance in UP in decades.
Election results will also be seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s notes ban last year. PM Modi was the face of the BJP’s campaign with the party choosing not to project a chief ministerial candidate in UP and seeking votes for PM Modi’s policies and development agenda, which by the way well paid off at last.
Manohar Parrikar Out from PM Modi’s Cabinet to be the next CM of Goa.
The BJP is ready to retain Goa, despite placing second in the picturesque coastal state. There will be one major change if it forms the government: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will return to his home state as Chief Minister. Together with union minister Nitin Gadkari, he held a long meeting this evening at a five-star hotel where the BJP efficiently collected the additional seven seats it needs from small regional parties. Mr Parrikar then met with Governor Mridula Sinha to stake claim and was invited to form the government. He will have to prove his majority in the assembly within 15 days of swearing in as Chief Minister.
Shivraj Singh May Join the Cabinet.
With Manohar Parrikar exit’s from the Cabinet, PM Modi is planning to make another Chief Minister as the successor of Manohar Parrikar and the top choice to replace Parrikar is current Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan like PM Modi has won the state elections four times and is also a member of BJP Parliamentary Board. The only concern of PM Modi on bringing Shivraj Singh Chouhan to his cabinet is who will be a successor of him in Madhya Pradesh. Shivraj Singh like Manohar Parrikar and NaMo is a mass leader and with Anandi Ben Patel and Laxmikant Parserkar turns out to be a failed experiment, the BJP board may not bring him in the cabinet soon.
Amit Shah will decide the next UP CM.
BJP’s parliamentary board has authorized party president Amit Shah to decide the chief ministerial nominee in the four states in consultation with party observers of respective states. For UP the names which are likely to be the next CM of UP is Keshav Prasad Maurya, Rajnath Singh, Kalraj Mishra Yogi Adityanath, Manoj Sinha and Mahesh Sharma, whereas for Uttarakhand the front runner for CM candidates are Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, B C Khanduri, Ramesh Pokriyal and Satpal Maharaj. Amit Shah will likely to announce the CM of states in 16th of March.