Lucknow: With emerging trends showing the Narendra Modi-led BJP getting a strong lead in Uttar Pradesh – one of India's most electorally crucial states – as the counting of votes for the recently concluded Assembly elections 2017 began on Saturday, the outcome of the hotly contested polls evoked a strong reactions from netizens on various social media platforms.
While some called it a tectonic shift in Indian politics, some even called it a big thumbs up to 'Brand Modi'. A section of Twitter user ridiculed the SP-Congress alliance, some others called for deep introspection for the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress and BSP led by Mayawati, which has been virtually wiped out in these polls.
Here's are some of those quick reactions:-
Ravi Shankar Prasad
It is a tectonic shift in Indian politics." "UP is a laboratory of India. Demonetisation has worked and we are proud of Modi's leadership. It is a bigger victory than the 2014 win in the Lok Sabha election."
Sambit Patra, BJP spokesperson
The victory goes to PM Modi for his hard work, for his vision, for his pro-poor agenda. He is the first Prime Minister in contemporary times who really worked for the poor."
Jitendra Singh, PMO
For the first time we are seeing people rising above caste in Uttar Pradesh. The voters have moved a step ahead of politicians."
Sanjay Jha, Congress
It is a monumental setback. We are disappointed with Uttar Pradesh.
Sandeep Dikshit, Congress
"Our party is looking confused."
We are disappointed with Punjab. We were hoping to form a government in Punjab. We are disappointed with the result.
Yogi Adityanath, BJP
UP has rejected 'politics of appeasement'.
Omar Abdullah, NC
Political parties need to shift their strategy from criticism to positive alternate if they want to beat the BJP.
Navjot Singh Sidhu, Congress
This is a victory of people's faith and believe:
Rajnath Singh, BJP
This is a big victory. BJP has reached new heights in Uttarkhand and Uttar Pradesh: Rajnath Singh
Piyush Goyal, Power Minister
Today nation is standing with PM Modi. This is the victory of people of UP and Uttarakhand.
BJP spokesperson Mohsin Raza
UP results show that people supported demonetisation.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Madhya Pradesh CM
Modi ji ka magic hai, wo janata ke dilon par raaj kar rahe hain.
Raman Singh, Chhattisgarh CM
Historic mandate to BJP, shows people have supported PM Modi's policies.
We respect the mandate, but development has lost and votebank politics has won.