Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is addressing media persons on the occasion of BJP government completing one year in the state.
The minister's statement came days after the Bharatiya Janata Party suffered a double jolt as it was trounced in the Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha by-polls for the Gorakhpur and Phulpur and in Bihar's Araria.
Power Minister Shrikant Sharma informed that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had also directed officials to make any necessary arrangements before the festival starts.
Akhilesh Yadav, who had attributed SP's victory in Gorakhpur and Phulpur to support from BSP and some local parties, spent some at the BSP supremo's residence.
The Congress also claimed the BJP had "lost" its simple majority in the Lok Sabha. It said the BJP now had 271 members, minus the two rebel MPs, Kirti Azad and Shatrughan Sinha.
The Congress party today suffered humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha bypolls in Gorakhpur and Phulpur with party candidates failing to save their security deposits.
Gorakhpur was earlier held by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath while Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya had held the Phulpur seat.
With the loss of the prestigeous Gorakhpur and Phulpur in the by-elections in Uttar Pradesh, the party's tally in the Lok Sabha has come down to 274, only two more than the half-way mark of 272 in the 543-member House.
The SP's electoral understanding with Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and tie-up with local satraps paid dividends, prompting the BJP to speak of re-drawing its electoral strategy ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Congratulating SP and RJD candidates who emerged victorious in the Lok Sabha bypolls, Rahul Gandhi said that the Congress will now look forward to 'Navnirman' in Uttar Pradesh.
The chief minister cited over-confidence and the inability to understand the understanding between SP and BSP as prime reasons for the BJP's defeat.
Samajwadi Party candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel defeated his nearest Bharatiya Janata Party rival Kaushlendra Singh Patel by 59,613 votes.