UP 403 Vidhansabha
In Uttar Pradesh, BJP wins in over 304 seats
Monitization could not create any negative effects
Rally Of Modi activates voters of UP for BJP
BJP leads in Uttarakhand, ahead in 54 seats
Congress makes big gains in Punjab with leads in 62 seats, AAP is third
New Delhi: With the BJP taking a massive lead in current trends, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading the party to a huge victory in Uttar Pradesh – the party is set to win over 250 seats. The BJP is also leading by a big margin in neighbouring Uttarakhand. In Punjab, the Congress has shot ahead. Votes are being counted for elections in five states today.
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At 9.45 am, the BJP was ahead in 266 of the 378 UP seats for which trends were in, a gain of 220 seats over its tally in the 2012 assembly election. The Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance was a poor second, leading in 73 seats, down 162. 202 seats will give a party majority in UP, which has 403 seats.
In Punjab, the Congress was leading in 65 of 117 seats, up 19 seats from 2012, the incumbent Akali Dal-BJP were second with 28 seats, down 40, and Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party was ahead in 23 seats in its debut election. A party needs 59 seats for a majority in the 117-member Punjab assembly.
The BJP was way ahead of the Congress in Uttarakhand, leading in 56 seats, a gain of 26 from the last time. 36 seats will give a party the chance to form government.
In Goa, the Congress is currently ahead, with the BJP close behind. A party need 21 seats in the 40-member assembly to form government. The ruling Congress is leading in Manipur. The BJP is in second place.
The mega UP election, held in seven rounds, is seen as a bellwether for the 2019 national election.
PM Modi, the face of the BJP’s campaign, addressed many public rallies over two months in UP, the most important election he has faced since he led his party to victory in the 2014 national election.
An outright win in UP will be an endorsement of the PM’s stewardship of the economy after his high-risk decision last November to scrap 500 and 1,000 rupee notes worth 86 per cent of the cash in circulation, aimed at eliminating corruption and black money. It will also improve the BJP’s strength in the Rajya Sabha or upper house of parliament where the government is in a minority and has trouble pushing legislation.
UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav partnered with the Congress, whose vice president Rahul Gandhi led his party’s campaign. Akhilesh Yadav has at stake control of his party which he wrested from his father Mulayam Singh Yadav just before the elections.
The Congress has done disastrously in recent elections and another string of losses today will raise more questions on Rahul Gandhi’s leadership. If the party wins Punjab, it will be the best news it will have heard for months.
Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party debuts in two states this year – Punjab and Goa. It has not opened its account in Goa yet and is trailing the Congress in Punjab.