The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form government in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa, party chief Amit Shah said on Saturday, terming the Assembly election results a victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership.
"Even the opposition will have to accept Narendra Modi who has emerged as the most popular leader post independence", Shah said.
"In four states we are going to form the government. We have lost Punjab, but we have got more than 30 percent votes. Even in Punjab, we got a good vote share", the BJP chief said.
"The historic mandate given to the BJP in all five states will give a new direction to Indian polity," Shah said.
RESULTS WILL END POLITICS OF CASTE
He said the results will end the politics of "caste, dynasty politics and appeasement".
"This victory will change the course of Indian politics in the coming days. It will end the politics of casteism, parivaarvaad and appeasement," the Bharatiya Janata Party leader told the media in New Delhi.
"Voters of Uttar Pradesh have rejected the politcs of casteism, of family one-upmanship and appeasement. They have voted for performance-based politics and governance", Shah added.
When asked who would the party's chief ministerial candidate be, the BJP chief said that the party would decide on who the most capable person for the top post is.
He said he was glad that people gave such a massive mandate to the BJP to the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after independence.
(WITH INPUTS FROM IANS)