Uttar Pradesh polled in the first phase of the elections on Saturday. Going by the ground reports, there is a clear indication that the wave is in favour of the BJP. The other parties which had claimed victory seem to be distressed following the voting in the first phase of the elections. The ground report suggests that 2/3rd of the voters in the 73 assembly constituencies had voted in favour of the BJP.
From the reports trickling in, the vote for SP and BSP seems to have shrunk considerably in Western UP. The people in UP were clearly upset with rampant corruption, crime and violence against women during SP's five-year regime. Similar concerns were raised about the handling of such issues when the BSP was in power. The voters have also clearly rejected the SP-Congress alliance. Voters also said that they were fed with the SP family drams.
Moreover, the Jats have also voted in favour of the BJP. The Jats have in the past been upset with both the BSP and the ruling SP government. The community has been a victim of communal politics and have blamed both the BSP and SP for not protecting their interests.
Considering all these factors, the voters in Western Uttar Pradesh decided to repose their faith in BJP as they had done in Lok Sabha elections.