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People have defeated us in UP, admits Ram Gopal

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Dejected with the heart wrenching loss in the Assembly polls, senior leader on Wednesday said the have been opposite to their expectations as the people of the state have defeated them.

"The people have given the their mandate. The people of have defeated us and have given the mandate to the Yes the have been opposite to our expectations," Yadav told ANI.

The (BJP) witnessed an unprecedented victory with 321 seats in the assembly elections contested for 403 seats, while the Congress-alliance bagged 54, the (BSP) got 19 and others bagged 18 seats respectively.

Earlier, accepting the defeat in the politically-crucial Uttar Pradesh, former chief minister had insisted that the Samajwadi Party-alliance will continue in future.

"The decision of the public is very well accepted by the We wish all the best to the upcoming government in the state," he said adding, "I am very happy that we formed an alliance with the Two young leaders came together and this alliance will continue in future as well."

He further said, "Sometimes in politics, you don't get votes by making people understand something, but by enticing them."

Yesterday, vice-president Rahul Gandhi had said that one of the main reasons for the BJP's win in was polarisation.

"The won the elections in Uttar Pradesh. I would like to congratulate them. There are many reasons why they won it, one being polarisation," Gandhi told the media outside Parliament.

Refuting the allegations, BJP's Uttar Pradesh chief Keshav Prasad Maurya said that these comments coming from the Congress were natural as the grand old party was completely dejected by the loss.

"I want to tell you that there is no identity of Congress in Uttar Pradesh. There was nothing on the part of the Congress that they could have won the elections. On the other hand, people were happy with Narendra Modi and his leadership and that's why they have given us the mandate," Maurya told ANI.

"This win is the win of Narendra Modi's work for the poor. This win in Uttar Pradesh is peoples' win," he added.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 10:46 IST