LUCKNOW: The poll season in India never seize to amaze as in an incident, a lock outside a Samajwadi Party candidate had ‘Modi Magic’ in-scripted on it, thus in a way describing the former’s situation in Uttar Pradesh after Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP swept the state in the recently held assembly elections.
The lock was found hanging outside the door of Samajwadi party candidate Ravidas Mehrotra, who was vacating the residence allotted to him by the government after the party faced defeat in the recent assembly polls.
Mehrotra contested the elections from the Lucknow Central constituency, the seat he had won in 2012. However, this time he was defeated by Brijesh Pathak of the BJP.
Several party leaders vacated there house allotted by the government and are shifting to their native place.
“The party has been defeated and now we don’t have any right to stay in this house. I have even submitted my resignation. I have not received any notice to vacate the house but still it’s my liability to vacate this house and I have done that. Now, I am going back to my home town,” said another Samajwadi Party leader Sripati Sinha.
The swearing-in ceremony of the new Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister will be held at Lucknow's Smriti Upwan on March 19.
Prime Minister Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah will attend the ceremony.
The party insiders said the next Chief Minister's name will be announced on Saturday after the Legislative Party meeting in Lucknow.
The BJP-plus, which won 325 seats in the 403-member Uttar Pradesh Assembly, will meet at 5 pm on Saturday to pick the next Chief Minister.