It will be a “80 per cent versus 20 per cent” election in Uttar Pradesh and the BJP will retain power in the state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asserted on Saturday.

“The 80 per cent supporters will be on one side while 20 per cent will be on the other. I think 80 per cent will move forward with positive energy whereas 20 per cent have always opposed and will oppose further. Said Yogi Adityanath.

Hitting out at Adityanath for his remarks, Samajwadi Party (SP) spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhari said, “Although the statement of 80 per cent versus 20 per cent is aimed at giving a communal colour, but people will not take notice of it.” There will be no such issue as Hindu-Muslim in these elections, and people will vote to save democracy, he said.

Congress national spokesman P L Punia said, “The BJP has always indulged in politics of polarisation. It has done nothing on the development front, so today it is talking about 80 per cent versus 20 per cent.”