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Newspaper Front Pages Coloured in Saffron Hue After BJP's Triumph in 4 States

Praises poured in for AAP as well for its spectacular performance in the Punjab Assembly election.

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After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) scripted historic wins in the Assembly elections of four states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur – the front pages of leading newspapers on Friday played to the saffron beat.

Praises also poured in for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for its spectacular performance in the Punjab Assembly election, and its relegation of the state's traditional political parties.

The Indian Express' banner headline said: "BJP, AAP, BJP, BJP, BJP," indicating four wins for the saffron party and one for Arvind Kejriwal's AAP.

Praises poured in for AAP as well for its spectacular performance in the Punjab Assembly election.

Front page of The Indian Express on Friday, 11 March. 

On the other hand, The Times of India's banner headline read, "BJP Breaks Cycle in UP; AAPheaval in Punjab," as the BJP became the only party in the last 30 years to win a second consecutive term in UP.

Praises poured in for AAP as well for its spectacular performance in the Punjab Assembly election.

Hindustan Times showed BJP supporters celebrating the party's win by playing Holi with saffron colour.

"Saffron Holi in Heartland," the newspaper's front page headline said.

Praises poured in for AAP as well for its spectacular performance in the Punjab Assembly election.
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Business Standard emphasised the party's total domination of the polls, saying, "BJP drubs Opposition 4-1."

Praises poured in for AAP as well for its spectacular performance in the Punjab Assembly election.

The Telegraph delved into the ideological affiliations of the BJP, terming Uttar Pradesh as "Hindutva Pradesh" in its front page banner headline, adding, "Quiet flows the Shav Vahini of secularism."

Praises poured in for AAP as well for its spectacular performance in the Punjab Assembly election.

In the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election, the BJP won 255 out of the total 403 seats in the house. In Goa, it garnered 20 out of the total 40 seats, 47 out of the total 70 seats in Uttarakhand, and 32 out of the total 60 seats in Manipur.

AAP dominated the Punjab Assembly election, winning 92 out of the total 117 seats.

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