BJP lead in UP a thumbs up to Modi's demonetization?
Early trends show a massive victory for the BJP in the UP election. The apparent result vindicates Prime Minister Narendra Modi's controversial move to demonetize Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 500 currency notes. BJP is all set to cross the 300 mark.
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the BJP's win in UP is a "victory to change" against deteriorating law and order, and corruption perpetrated by the previous Akhilesh Yadav-led SP government.
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said the win is proof that the Narendra Modi-led BJP enjoys the same popularity even three years after the Lok Sabha elections.