Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 19 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday exuded confidence of getting full majority in the Lok Sabha elections asserting that BJP will be winning over 300 seats on its own. He also took a jibe at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over poll violence and asked for a comparison of West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, both of which voted in all the seven phases of national polls.
He also commended people for participating in the "festival of democracy" while stating that the elections campaign for the polls was entirely centred around Prime Minister Modi.
Speaking to ANI, Adityanath said, "BJP will achieve the target of more than 300 seats in the country and if we combine allies, we will get over 400 seats. In Uttar Pradesh, we will get over 74 seats.""After independence, this is the first election where the whole campaign was around Modi ji only. After opposition ran out of issues, they started making personal attacks. This is the first election in which cast and religious barriers have been broken and people voted on the name and work of Modi ji", he said.
Adityanath also cornered the West Bengal government on the issue of poll-related violence and said, "For us, politics is a way of serving people. We cannot have any expectations with these people when the court is commenting on West Bengal's law and order and election commission has to take action. Compare UP and West Bengal, violence wasn't reported from UP in the last 6 phases of elections, unlike West Bengal."Earlier today, Yogi exercised his right to vote at a booth in Gorakhpur accompanied by party's candidate Ravi Kishan.
Polling for the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections began on Sunday on 59 seats across seven states and one Union Territory in the country. The counting of voting will begin on May 23.
A total of 918 candidates, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, are in the fray in this last phase of polls. The Prime Minister is seeking re-election from Varanasi and is contesting against Ajay Rai of the Congress and Samajwadi Party candidate Shalini Yadav. (ANI)