- Overjoyed with unprecedented support of people, tweets PM Modi
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- PM Modi was the face of BJP campaign in UP, he addressed 24 rallies
PM Modi said he was "overjoyed" with what he described as unprecedented support from all sections of the society.
The BJP has won over 300 of the 403 seats in Uttar Pradesh, India's most important state, and has also won a majority in neighbouring Uttarakhand. Its chief Amit Shah has described it as the biggest election victory ever for any party and said that the verdict is proof PM Modi is the most popular leader since Independence.
In the final stages of the campaign, Amit Shah camped for over a week in Varanasi, PM Modi's parliamentary constituency and also roped in almost two dozen union ministers. PM Modi was in Varanasi for three days holding road shows in open top vehicles and rallies in the longest campaign by a Prime Minister in his constituency.
He also tweeted on Punjab.
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