With the Bharatiya Janata Get together securing a second time period in probably the most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, the saffron social gathering broke two political superstitions that dreaded many chief ministers for the previous 35 years.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who received round 1,50,000 votes from Gorakhpur (City) constituency, ran a high-decibel marketing campaign and defied anti-incumbency predictions amid a devastating Covid pandemic and the farmer protests.
Nevertheless, his win not solely reposed folks’s religion in his insurance policies and magnificence of functioning, however it additionally broke a 35-year-old political superstition that haunted my politicians up to now.
The ‘Noida jinx’
A fantasy had gained foreign money among the many political circles that any sitting chief minister who visits Noida metropolis in Gautam Budh Nagar district would lose energy.
The jinx began with the ouster of then chief minister Vir Bahadur Singh who was pressured to resign in 1988, just a few days after he visited Noida.
His successor Narayan Dutt Tiwari additionally misplaced energy within the 1989 Uttar Pradesh Meeting election. He visited Noida as chief minister.
Then in 2012, former CM Mayawati misplaced energy after she visited Noida in 2011 to attend an occasion, ignoring the jinx.
Akhilesh Yadav later assumed energy, however he by no means went to Noida even as soon as throughout his tenure.
PM Modi and CM Yogi Adityanath, nevertheless, visited Noida to inaugurate Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line on December 25, 2017.
Talking on the event, PM Modi scoffed on the Noida jinx saying, “Yogi Adityanath deserves adulation for dismissing superstition that a chief minister should not visit Noida.”
No social gathering ever retained energy for 2 consecutive phrases
One other superstition related to UP is that no political social gathering has ever retained energy for 2 consecutive phrases.
Nevertheless, this superstition was busted on Thursday, and for the primary time in 36 years, the chief minister of the ruling social gathering is getting re-elected for the second consecutive time period.
The Bharatiya Janata Get together has gained 158 seats and is main in 96 extra constituencies. The primary opposition social gathering, Samajwadi Get together, is at a distant second securing 61 seats and main in 51 constituencies.