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    India's Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said that the victory of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the legislative assembly elections shows that people endorsed the Modi's policies of demonetization and surgical strike against Pakistan.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — The victory of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the legislative assembly elections in the country's largest state of Uttar Pradesh demonstrates the citizens' approval of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti told Sputnik on Saturday.

    "Credit of the landslide victory goes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. People endorsed the Modi's policies of demonetization and surgical strike against Pakistan. Victory shows that people are happy with Modi's policies for the poor and downtrodden," Bharti said

    Parliament member from the ruling BJP party, Yogi Adityanath also commented on the victory, stressing the success of Modi's policies and outlining further goals.

    "The victory shows that now there is no place for politics of caste and appeasement in Indian politics. People have given priority to development and nationalism. Our first priority is to improve the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh," Adityanath told Sputnik.

    The elections are taking place in five Indian states, namely Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand, in the latter of which BJP also won the majority of seats.

    Uttar Pradesh has a population of over 200 million and was considered especially important in India's month-long multi-stage regional election marathon.


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