BJP's performance in Tripura has Yogi Adityanath connection!
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who played a key role in the battle for Tripura, credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for the party's performance in the state assembly poll results 2018.
Calling it an important day in the Indian politics, CM Yogi said, "BJP is all set for a historic win in Tripura. I would like to congratulate PM Modi, Amit Shah and our party workers."
BJP had fielded Yogi as party's star campaigner for the Tripura assembly polls.
Yogi, who also heads the Gorakhnath temple of Uttar Pradesh, is the religious leader of the Nath sect, which has a huge following in the tiny northeastern state.
Of the total 35 lakh voters in Tripura, 10-12 lakh people are associated with the Nath sect and they have sizeable influence in at least 10 of the state's 60 assembly seats.
He added, "Even our performance in Nagaland and Meghalaya is historic. Important day in Indian politics."
It may be mentioned that counting of votes in assembly elections in three Northeast states – Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland began on Saturday with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) making a clear lead in Tripura.
Congress, however, is leading in Meghalaya and NDPP-BJP alliance is now leading in Nagaland. Tripura went to polls on February 18 and elections were held in Nagaland and Meghalaya on February 27.