Lucknow: Elated by the by-poll results, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday mocked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying ‘achche din' (good days) for the saffron outfit is over.
“People of the state have given a befitting reply to the communal forces and have expressed intention that they need harmony and brotherhood," he said.
“Good days, good results (achche din, achche parinaam) are actually coming now. I am thankful to the people of Uttar Pradesh... People stand together to help the Samajwadi Party during this difficult time. The Samajwadi Party, from the day one, always worked for the people,” he added.
Akhilesh said the Samajwadi Party government in the state only concentrates on development works and has been working in this direction from day one and after by-polls it would continue to work more responsibly.
He also said that people have voted against communal forces and for development.
"Communal forces tried to gain mileage by spreading hatred, but the people by their power of vote defeated them," Akhilesh said.
Samajwadi Party has won the Thakurdwara assembly seat and was leading in eight others, while the BJP was ahead in two seats in Uttar Pradesh where bypolls were held for 11 Assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat.