BJP's record electoral gains in Uttar Pradesh and elsewhere once again reinforces the dominance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Indian politics for the foreseeable future. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won assembly polls in the four states - Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur ruled by it, sweeping away opposition parties with its governance model mounted on pillars of welfarism, Hindutva and Modi's unflagging popularity. With its thumping victory in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP showed it retains the popular support to overcome criticism of its stewardship. Now, these results make Modi’s BJP the favourite to win the next national election in 2024, the paper commented. The BJP’s win in Uttar Pradesh, experts say, once again reinforces the dominance of the 71-year-old Modi in the country of more than 1.3 billion people for the foreseeable future, the paper said.