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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh): The recent resignations of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Uttar Pradesh is not a "big deal," said Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, claiming that his party will form government in four of five states going for Assembly polls next month.
"Resignations are not a big deal in Uttar Pradesh. BJP is getting support from everywhere in the state. People will bless us and BJP will be successful in forming government in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur: Narendra Singh Tomar told ANI.
As many as three Uttar Pradesh ministers from Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led cabinet have resigned in the past few days. These include Dharam Singh Saini, Swami Prasad Maurya, Dara Singh Chauhan.
Besides them, several BJP MLAs have also left the party ahead of the crucial Assembly polls.
The first phase of polling will be held on February 10, followed by second phase on February 14, third phase on February 20, fourth phase on February 23, fifth phase on February 27, sixth phase on March 3 and seventh phase on March 7. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.
In the 2017 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party had bagged 312 seats out of the 403. Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) had bagged 47 seats and 19 seats respectively. Congress had managed to win only seven seats.
Besides Uttar Pradesh, Assembly elections will also be held in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.