11/03/2017 11:12 AM IST | Updated 11/03/2017 11:43 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh Elections: BJP Says PM Modi, Amit Shah Responsible For Party's Landslide Victory

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra lauded Shah and Modi for their "hard work, vision, and pro-poor agenda".

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NEW DELHI -- The BJP is set to take power in Uttar Pradesh and the credit for this goes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party spokesperson Sambit Patra said on Saturday.

"The victory goes to Modi for his hard work, for his vision, for his pro-poor agenda," Patra told IndiaToday TV.

"He is the first Prime Minister in contemporary times who really worked for the poor. The tangible benefits that the poor got because of Modi is what has transpired this election in the way we are seeing," he said.

He also gave due credit to BJP President Amit Shah.

"His strategy was absolute micro management at every booth level and he maintained right from the beginning that we will be coming to power with a two-third majority (in Uttar Pradesh)."

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