New Delhi: After the poll verdict in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP clearly breathed a sigh of relief in Punjab and Goa. While the SAD-BJP alliance created history in Punjab by storming back to power for a second consecutive term, the party cashed -in on the anti-incumbency factor in a big way, the BJP-MGP combine rode to power in Goa.

In Uttarakhand, though the Congress gave a tough fight, the party managed to perform well by seizing 31 seats in the 70 member legislative assembly.

In the 2011 assembly elections in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, the BJP had gone alone. Apart from Assam, the BJP failed miserably in the remaining four states.

Bihar’s ruling alliance partner JD(U) and the BJP had decided to go separate in the UP assembly elections, it had never expected things to go this bad.

The ruling BJP and the opposition Congress in Uttarakhand were locked in a nail-biting battle.

In Manipur, the BJP was dwarfed by the Congress which won 42 seats.

Eyeing 2014 General elections, the BJP has now geared-up to revamp the party oraganisation.

(JPN/Bureau)