The Election Commission announced poll dates in 5 states. The growing popularity of BJP in the states may be vindicated in the election in UP, the largest state in India. It is a shot in the arm for the saffron party after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demolition move ahead of these five assembly polls. The party swept local bodies in Chandigarh elections and the bye elections with consumable ease and hope that the people will repose the same faith on Modi. This is in addition to the facile wins in Maharashtra State in local body elections few days back. This illustrates the faith people had seeing the all-round progress and will not tolerate corruption and misgovernance. The table is tilted towards BJP despite all the exaggerated reports in the media after demonetisation. Modi means business. He is a man of action as Modi commenced probity at home and made BJP MPs and Ministers to reveal detail of Bank account details by January first. PM’s popularity is going up after the surgical strike on terrorists and the demonetisation of Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes in recent times. Modi is making most of the favourable situation.
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