Shah said when Modi visited the party workers on the day he filed his nomination papers, it became clear that he was going to win.
Earlier, flanked by BJP president Amit Shah and Adityanath, Modi entered Vishwanath temple paid obeisance to the deity as priests recited 'shlokas'.
The BJP’s loss of nine seats in Uttar Pradesh was more than offset by the big gains it made in West Bengal and Karnataka as compared to the 2014 elections.
Nine states where the party won one or two seats was owing to personal reputation. In West Bengal, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury won from Baharampur where Rahul did not hold any rallies or meetings.
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Khan was barred from entering Bankura, where his Lok Sabha constituency is located by Kolkata High Court, in connection with criminal cases. Khan is facing four criminal cases.
The BJP-Shiv Sena’s tie-up has not only heralded victory for the alliance but has also served as a lesson for all political parties in Maharashtra.