Those who have been asked to resign include Navjot Sidhu (Punjab), Ganesh Godiyal (Uttarakhand), Nameirakpam Loken Singh (Manipur), Ajay Kumar Lallu (UP) and Girish Chodankar (Goa).
Eight BJP MLAs, six SP lawmakers, and one NISAHD party candidate ended up losing their seat by an extremely slender margin of even less than 500 votes.
The OBC communities, which form a formidable chunk of the voters in UP, emerged as a strong pressure group against the socio-economically strong Yadavs.
Earlier, before entering the Assembly Hall, BJP MLAs said that these elections were just a trailer; the real picture is still to come in 2024.
PM Narendra Modi said Uttar Pradesh has given many prime ministers but for the first time, it has reelected a chief minister after he had served a full term.
The Congress lost Punjab to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and was unable to come to power in Goa, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Manipur.
Regional players like TMC, TRS and NCP have questioned the Congress' ability to take on the BJP and that it will be regional players who could put up a fight against the saffron party.
It is the victory of women's power and ‘motherhood’ as the other half of the population stood by us solidly and have supported us overwhelmingly breaking the family barriers, Singh said.
The Congress leader's high voltage campaign and decision to give 40 per cent tickets to women candidates, failed to make a mark.
Swami Prasad Maurya, Dhahram Singh Saini, Dara Singh Chauhan trail in respective seats
Rhetorics such as ‘Garmi’, ‘Ganna (cane) Vs Jinnah’, ‘Pakistan’ were other jargons that dominated the poll lexicon phase-by-phase, region-by-region.
Exit polls showed the BJP-led NDA getting 211-277 seats and its main challenger in the Samajwadi Party-led alliance getting anywhere between 119 and 160 seats in Uttar Pradesh.
The BSP supremo on Saturday had blamed tampering of EVMs for defeat in UP poll results.
The electoral gains sent a clear message that the party with PM Modi at Raisina Hills has moved beyond Vajpayee government’s performance in 2002.