Sources have stated that Amit Shah had also said victories in these states are "the most defining victories for the BJP since the division of the states" and "all due to Modi's pro-poor schemes and pro-development and pro-performance agenda." He said that Demonetization, he had claimed, had absolutely no negative role to play in the elections. "In fact this proves the masses and the poor of India are on the side of demonetization".
Shah had said that "Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi thoroughly criticized the note ban at every rally, but it has been proved that the people stand together with the PM on demonetization". The BJP President wanted to draw specific attention to the BJP's performance in Amethi and Rae Bareli.
He had further said that "Of 10 seats, we are
winning 6 seats by big margins and this is making us very happy, we didn't do
well here in 2014. But from now, politics will take a new direction in UP"
and the BJP President also said this is a "great, new era for UP since independence",
an era when he believes UP will "grow like never before."
He had said "Even though we are losing in Punjab (the BJP has already lost) our vote share increased by about 30 percent more," he said, adding that he may not be entirely precise with the numbers. "We accept our loss in Punjab, though, Modiji has congratulated Amarinder ji".