Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya expressed confidence that Bharatiya Janata Party would retain both the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats in the byelections where polling are being held on Sunday.
Both leaders claimed that the opportunistic alliance between the Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party would not affect the BJP's victory. "SP-BSP alliance is an opportunistic alliance and people will reject them in this bypolls. 'People will vote for BJP for the good governance, which we have shown in just one year rule, " claimed Adityanath after being the first person to cast his vote at the primary girls school in Gorakshnath area .
"Even if Congress joined this unholy alliance, then too BJP is not worried as people will reject them too, " the UP CM claimed.
The UP CM said that in 2017 assembly polls people of UP had rejected both the ' Babuas (Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi) and now Mayawati will face the same fate.
He said that 2019, it would be a spectacular success for the BJP and the party will win both by polls comfortably. Reacting on the statement of Congress president Rahul Gandhi on demonetisation in Singapore, Yogi said "People will throw away his appeal wherever he goes. Congress is disseminated because he works with a negative mindset." (UNI)