The Uttar Pradesh election result which gave Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a huge majority has not gone down well with other parties in the fray. The leaders have been throwing dirt at each other since the results were announced, but things deteriorated into violence in one particular area. A very grim news has emerged from an eastern Uttar Pradesh district Balia where according to a News18 report, Samajwadi Party workers touched a new low burnt down the houses of villagers to avenge their defeat. According to the report, most of the villagers had voted for the BJP because of which the SP workers got enraged and resorted to violence to take revenge. The incident took place in the Rajbar area. According to the report, the SP workers beat up the villagers badly and left several people seriously injured. Police, after being informed about the incident reached the spot and it arrested several people in the case. As of now, a strong police contingent has been deployed in the village and the situation, is under control. The villagers while talking to the reporters said that the Samajwadi party workers were repeatedly asking why they had voted in BJP’s favour and why had they not voted for the ‘Cycle’.
The report indicates exactly what the UP elections were about – presence of jungle raj in the state. The public voted overwhelmingly against SP’s violent ways and its penchant for resorting to violence. The BJP government, once it assumes office, has promised in its manifesto as well as time and again during rallies that it will end lawlessness in the state.
During the elections, the BJP won as many as 312 seats (total of 325 with the aid of its allies), while the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance, Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) and the others could not even breach the 100 mark.