Assembly Elections 2017 Results: Landslide victory for BJP in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand; Congress wins Punjab; hung assembly in Goa, Manipur

Latest Assembly Elections 2017 seats results and leads. Fight for five states Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa. In UP, Narendra Modi wants to dislodge Akhilesh Yadav, who is being supported by Rahul Gandhi. Mayawati may be the dark horse. Punjab is a closely fought battle between Captain Amarinder Singh, Parkash Singh Badal and Arvind Kejriwal

The month-long election season culminated on Saturday with the announcement of results for the five toughly fought battles in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recorded an unprecedented victory in Uttar Pradesh by bagging 312 seats in a 403-seat assembly, decimating the Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance to 54 seats. Struggling to cope up with the loss, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) blamed EVM tampering in polls for its loss. BSP just managed to win 19 seats in the elections.

The BJP also bagged a clear majority in Uttarakhand where the party won 57 seats while the Congress was relegated to a corner by just 11 seats in its kitty.

It was a clear mandate for Punjab where Congress led by Captain Amarinder Singh bagged 76 seats in a 117-member assembly. The SAD-BJP combine managed to get 18 seats while the AAP which many said might win the elections, managed to win on just 20 seats.

The 60-seat Manipur Assembly witnessed a hung assembly where Congress won 26 seats while the BJP bagged 21 seats. Irom Sharmila’s PRJA could not even open its account in Manipur. Goa also witnessed a hung assembly with BJP winning 14 seats and Congress winning seats 19. Despite widespread campaigning, the AAP could not even open its account in the state

Here are the highlights of the elections for all the five states:

4:36 pm: “I congratulate Narendra Modi and the BJP on their victory in Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand”, says Congress Vice-President, Rahul Gandhi.

4:15 pm: “Am overjoyed that BJP has received unprecedented support from all sections of society. Huge support from the youth is gladdening”, tweets Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

3:53 pm: Move past Hindu-Muslim, a voter is a voter; politics of development should take place, said Amit Shah.

3:34 pm: We will form government in four states (UP, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa), even in Punjab we got a good vote share, said Amit Shah.

3:15 pm: “People accepted politics of performance; this historic mandate will take the country to new direction”, said  Amit Shah while addressing press conference.

3:01 pm: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to meet Governor Ram Naik at 6pm.

2:45 pm: After Congress suffers a huge setback in Uttarakhand, Harish Rawat tenders resignation from the post of CM

2:20 pm: Celebrations in full swing at the Delhi headquarter of Bhartiya Janta Party.

2:00 pm: Shivpal Yadav thanks people for his victory

1: 25 pm: BSP supremo Mayawati alleges EVM’s were tampered.

1:08 pm: We will discuss the reasons in the core committee meeting and analyse each aspect of our performance in the elections, says Prakash Singh Badal

12:48 pm: In Manipur, BJP wins 3, Congress- 8, NPF-3, and Others-2

12: 40 pm: In Manipur, supporters of CM Okram Ibobi Singh celebrate. He has won from Thoubal seat.

12:26 pm: Captain Amarinder Singh wins from Patiala urban seat by a margin of over 51000 votes

12: 20 pm: Latest trends from Uttar Pradesh, BJP is leading on 292, Congress on 11, SP on 59 and BSP on 18

12:04 am: This is the revival of the Congress, it is just the beginning. Congress will spread from here, says Navjot Singh Sidhu.

11:44 am: Chief Minister Harish Rawat loses Haridwar rural seat to BJP’s Yatishwaranand

11: 41 am: Today nation is standing with PM Modi, this is the victory of people of UP and Uttarakhand, says Union Minister Piyush Goyal

11: 30 am: Congress party workers celebrating outside Navjot Singh Sidhu’s residence in Amritsar.

11:00 am: BJP gets first win in Manipur. BJP’s Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh defeats Congress candidate Konthoujam Sharat Singh in Konthoujam seat by 2772 votes

10:35 am: Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh wins Thoubal seat in Manipur, defeats PRJA’s Irom Sharmila

10:20 am: BJP leaders have started coming out thanking people for their support. BJP UP state president Keshav Prasad Maurya thanked supporters and party workers, but refused to answer on who will be the will be party’s CM face.

10:10 am: Congress is ahead in 65 seats in Punjab. CNN-News18 calls out a Congress win in Punjab, BJP win Uttarakhand

10:00 am:Overall trends show BJP way ahead of others in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Congress is leading in Goa and Punjab. There is a neck and neck battle in Manipur.

9:58 am: Congress’s Navjot Singh Sidhu is leading from Amritsar East seat in Punjab

9:52 am: up-trends

9:47 am: In Punjab, AAP’s Gurpreet Singh Ghughi is leading from Batala

9:25 am: BJP crosses half-way mark in UP as per trends, way ahead of its rivals

9:16 am: Good news is coming for Congress from smallers states. In both Goa and Manipur it is ahead of its competitors. Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar trailing by 1000+ votes, Congress leading from Mandrem.

9:10 am: As per early trends, SP is ahead in 33 seats, BSP is ahead in 26 seats but BJP seems to be emerging as party number 1 in Uttar Pradesh with 172 seats

9:04 am: In Uttarakhand, BJP is leading in 20 seats while Congress is leading in 9 seats

9:01 am: BJP is way ahead of its competitors as per the early trends in uttar Pradesh. Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan is leading from Rampur, Gayatri Prajapati leading from Amethi.

9:00 am: Captain Amarinder Singh leading by 3500 votes from Patiala seat in Punjab

8:55 am: Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav trailing from Lucknow Cantt seat

8:46 am: In Punjab, Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab, is trailing in Jalalabad; Navjot Singh Siddhu leading in Amritsar East

8:41 am: As per the first trends in Uttarakhand, Congress and BJP leading on one each.

8:36 am: Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh is leading from Thoubal

8:32 am: As per the initial trends, Parkash Singh Badal is leading from Lambi in Punjab. Captain Amarinder Singh is second and AAP’s Jarnail Singh is at the third position currently.

8:30 am: Despite the family fued in the yadav parivaar, Shivpal Yadav is confident of a victory in Uttar Pradesh.

8:27 am: Trends from Punjab have also started coming in.
8:25 am: 15 trends from Uttar Pradesh are out as yet.up-trends

8:21 am: The first leads have started coming in from Uttar Pradesh. Mayawati-led Bahujan Samajwadi Party is leading from Bulandshahr, Mau.

8:19 am: Congress leader Rashid Alvi: It is unfortunate that we live in a country where our Prime Minister Minister is fighting elections on communal lines

8:17 am: Congress leader Rashid Alvi: Sure that Congress will form the government in Punjab. We are very hopeful. We are also sure that we are coming back in Uttarakhand

8:15 am: Though Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has not been much talked about this election season in Uttar Pradesh, it is wrong to write her off just yet. She might actually prove to be a game-changer in the state.

8:10 am: For the AAP, the elections in Punjab and Goa are extremely essential. The most important reason for them is that whatever the result be, they are making their presence felt in both states.

8:05 am: Uttar Pradesh is critical for the BJP as it is halfway through power at the Centre. The victory in all the five states will also be seen as the referendum on the demonetisation decision.

8:00 am: Counting of votes for all five states: Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur begins.

7:50 am:Narendra Modi has ferociously campaigned in all the five states, specially Uttar Pradesh where he camped in Varanasi for three days.

7:45 am:Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place in all the five states where elections were held. Use of mobile phones at counting centres has been banned by the election commission. The trends of the election results are expected by noon

7:10 am: Irom Sharmila who was on a 16-year-fast against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) formed her own party PRJA and is fighting the 2017 elections. Speaking on Saturday she said: “Muscle, money power openly used by parties.”

7:00 am: hoping for a victory, Samajwadi Party workers are performing prayers in Lucknow.

## Uttar Pradesh: Counting will take place in 78 centers across 75 districts.

## Uttarakhand: Counting of votes will be held at 15 centers across the state. To avoid any controversy, the counting process will be video-graphed

## Manipur: Counting of votes for 60-member Assembly will be taken up at eleven centers.

## Punjab: Counting of votes will be held at 54 counting centers at 27 locations. 14,000 officials have been deployed for smooth conduct of counting

## Goa: Counting for 19 North Goa constituencies will be held at Panaji and for 21 south Goa constituencies in Madgaon city.