Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed happiness to see a new record of highest number of women MLAs elected to the new Uttar Pradesh Assembly.
"Glad that a new record has been set of highest women MLAs elected in UP assembly. Congratulations to all women MLAs," Mr Modi tweeted while sharing an online news item.
The BJP won 312 of the 403 seats in the state assembly and, with 39.007 per cent of the vote, almost matched its record in Uttar Pradesh during 2014 general election, claiming the biggest parliamentary majority in three decades.
The mega UP election which was held in seven rounds establishes the success of PM Modi as a brand and his massive campaigning. The results also confirmed to PM Modi's demonetisation drive that was announced before the elections aiming at rooting out corruption and counterfeit currency.
BJP leaves the final call to party chief Amit Shah, to decide on who will lead Uttar Pradesh as its Chief Minister.
PM Modi responded to a media report stating that there will be a record of 38 women MLAs in attendance this term in the Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly, the highest since Independence.
(With inputs from IANS)