New Delhi, Dec 23: As counting of votes is on in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday exuded confidence that his party will form the government in both the states.
Speaking to mediapersons outside Parliament, he said said, “We are quite sure that BJP will form government in both states of Jharkhand and J&K.”
The Union Minister’s remarks expressed the party’s confidence came in the wake of encouraging trends showing the BJP making comfortable leads in both the states.
As counting of votes for assembly elections began, the BJP appeared very close to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in J&K, while in Jharkhand it looked all set to getting a clear majority.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra termed J&K results as a tectonic shift in the history of the state and the victory of democracy.
BJP candidates are reportedly surged ahead in over 20 seats of the 74 constituencies where trends were available. However, the PDP was ahead of others. The ruling National Conference has fared badly, while the Congress was set for a rout.
Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh said: “This will be a turning point for BJP and for Jammu and Kashmir politics.”
It may be noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had campaigned vigorously in Jammu and Kashmir with a pledge to win 44 seats on its own for the first time.
Most exit polls have predicted a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the country’s only Muslim-majority state.
(With Agency Inputs)