Tense in news reporting

Hi there, Can I use present perfect tense in the following news reporting in my first paragraph and then use simple past? I want to do so because I want to present it as hot news though it occured yesterday. I know when no past time frame is mentioned we can present perfect. I want your opinions. Please note that I have written the report just a day after the incident took place.

New Delhi, 24 May: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has clean swept the country and this time with a bigger bang. For the first time in its history, the Bharatiya Janata Party has made a huge entry into West Bengal, a state ruled by the left and the Trinamool Congress for a long time.

The BJP, seeped in through Mamata Banerjee's turf, a place it has never reached a two digit figure. The state was so much important for the BJP, that Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the second highest number of rallies and speeches, the highest being in Uttar Pradesh.

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