Amid Chants Of ‘Cycle Todi 2022 Mein, Phir Todenge 2027 Mein’, It’s Early Holi For BJP In UP

| Updated: 10 March, 2022 10:49 pm IST

LUCKNOW: As the results indicative of victory for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh started rolling out, the mood at the state party headquarters turned festive with the supporters playing holi.

As soon as definitive trends emerged suggesting a second consecutive term for the BJP in the state, hundreds of party workers started gathering at the party headquarters to celebrate the victory with sweets and colours.

Delerious with happiness BJP workers, with their faces smeared in saffron, danced to the beats of dhols and hollered “Jai Shree Ram”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were the only two political figures that featured in their slogans.

The crowd sang, “Cycle todi baees mein, phir todenge sattais mein,” (We broke the cycle in 2022 and will break it again in 2027).

The enthusiastic crowd sang praises of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and raised slogans. Several saints also arrived at the party headquarters to greet their leader.

By afternoon, once the BJP crossed the halfway mark in the 403 member assembly, the people started playing holi with colours saffron and gulal.

Several women broke into dance on the songs being played on the system inside the party premises. Some people arrived with bulldozers to showcase the return of Yogi Adityanath. The UP CM is known for bulldozing the illegal properties of mafias and criminals in the state.

Speaking to The New Indian, Chitra, a supporter dressed in saffron saree said, “We are happy that Yogi Adityansth has returned to power. And just as our Prime Minister Narendra Modiji told us to celebrate holi on March 10 (marking the BJP victory), we are here to honour our leaders wishes.”

Another woman, Deepa Bhatt said people are happy that the safe environment that had been created over last five years under Yogi government, particularly for women, will continue to be maintained in Uttar Pradesh.

“Another highlight of the government was the distribution of ration to the poor and marginalised during the Covid pandemic,” said another supporter, Shashi Joshi, adding that the mood was nothing short of holi in the city today.

Dressed in saffron kurta, with a toy bulldozer placed on his head, Shubham Mishra had come especially to participate in the victory revelry. “People of Uttar Pradesh have blessed the BJP once again. The bulldozer on my head is indicative of the hope that action on illegal properties of mafias and criminals in the state will continue unabated,” he said.

Later in the day, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath along with his two Deputy Chief ministers (Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma), state BJP Chief Swatantra Dev Singh, BJP Uttar Pradesh incharge and former union minister Radha Mohan Singh as well as several other leaders arrived at the party headquarters. Yogi Adityanath addressed the enthusiastic crowd and thanked them for bringing back BJP to power once again.

After the arrival of the top leaders at the party headquarters the crowd chanted slogans in favour of the chief minister.

With the second consecutive victory in Uttar Pradesh, BJP will form government with full majority for the first time in last 37 years while Yogi Adityanath will become the first chief minister to hold the post for second consecutive term.

Uttar Pradesh went to polls in seven phases from February 10 to March 7.

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