New Delhi: With early trends putting BJP in
number two position in Uttar Pradesh, the party today said it
took up issues which were not "sensational" even as it gave
credit to Nitin Gadkari for the performance.
The party also said "negating" voters did not help the
Congress in Uttar Pradesh.
Referring to exit polls, BJP spokesperson Nirmala
Sitharaman said numbers will speak "much more than savvy
"The party campaign was not deliberately kept low key. We
took issues which were not sensational...governance has to be
the agenda," Sitharaman said, adding that she would prefer to
wait for final results before making an elaborate comment.
To a poser on whether BJP will credit its president Nitin
Gadkari for its performance, she said "absolutely" the credit
will go "entirely" to him.
Asked whether the absence of Gujarat Chief Minister
Narendra Modi was behind the performance of the party, she
said none of the BJP CMs came for campaigning.
As per the trends available, BJP has sprang a surprise by
leading in 60 seats, whereas ruling BSP was leading in 42
seats. Congress-RLD alliance was trailing on the fourth place
by leading in 21 seats.
Taking an early lead Samajwadi Party was ahead in 141
seats of 403 in Uttar Pradesh Assembly in the counting of
votes which was underway.