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UP Assembly results will have no impact on other state polls: Rajnath Singh

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh has said the result of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections will have no bearing on polls in other states.

New Delhi, May 12 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh has said the result of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections will have no bearing on polls in other states.

"If the results of Uttarakhand and Punjab did not have an impact on Uttar Pradesh polls, then how can the results here affect polls in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat," Rajnath told reporters after a party lawmakers meeting on Friday evening.

Although the month-long vote was fought largely on local issues such as law and order and development, its outcome is expected to help shape the political direction for the Congress Party and the BJP ahead of ten state elections due next year and the 2009 general elections.

Goa goes to polls in June and Gujarat in December. Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura will have elections in February 2008, Jammu and Kashmir in November, and Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Delhi and Chandigarh in December 2008.

The BJP, however, has accepted the outcome of the staggered polls in Uttar Pradesh, though it expressed "shock" at the results.

"The party welcomes the verdict in Uttar Pradesh. But the results were shocking and unexpected," Rajnath Singh added.

The party, which suffered a shock defeat in the 2004 general elections, and struggled for direction before winning two states this year, was hoping to gain more Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh than it had previously.

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), which champions the demands of lower castes, has scored a surprise majority win in the UP Assembly polls, while the Congress party and the BJP have lost considerable ground.

ANI

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