The results for the 403 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh are out. The results show clear mandate for the Bharatiya Janata Party. By winning 324 seats, BJP is coming back to power in Uttar Pradesh after 15 long years. Though, the Chief Ministerial candidate has not been finalised yet. The media reports indicating that, party’s state president Keshav Prasad Maurya is the front-runner for post. Meanwhile, Congress expressed shock on its defeat. “The BJP ‘sold dreams’ to win Uttar Pradesh and voters would soon realise when the party fails to deliver on its election promises”, Congress leader Tom Vadakkan said. However, Akhilesh Yadav, while accepting his defeat, said that he will decide the party’s future course after reviewing the results. Akhilesh further said that his alliance with Rahul Gandhi and Congress would continue.
Here are the highlights:
5: 09 PM: Ho sakta hai logon ko Express Way na pasand aaya ho aur Bullet Train ke liye vote diya ho: Akhilesh Yadav
5: 07 PM: If question has been raised (by Mayawati) on EVMs, govt should probe it. I will also look at it on my level: Akhilesh Yadav
5: 04 PM: ‘Outgoing’ Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister addressing press conference.
4: 39 PM: BSP’s Mukhtar Ansari wins from Mau with 97199 votes
4: 34 PM: Swati Singh, wife of expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh, celebrates after winning from Sarojini Nagar seat
4: 22 PM: Gratitude to people of India for continued faith,support & affection for BJP. This is very humbling & overwhelming,tweets PM
3: 42 PM: We are forming the governments in UP, Uttarakhand,Goa and Manipur, says Amit Shah.
3: 40 PM: Amit Shah thank people for the mandate
3: 39 PM: CM Akhilesh Yadav will meet UP Governor Ram Naik at 6pm today
3: 38 PM: The BJP “sold dreams” to win Uttar Pradesh and voters would soon realise when the party fails to deliver on its election promises, Congress leader Tom Vadakkan
3: 35 PM: BJP chief Amit Shah addressing a press conference at party headquarters in New Delhi.
3: 00 PM: The credit goes to PM Modi, BJP workers and people of UP. Chief Minister will be decided by Central Parliamentary Board: KP Maurya
2: 10 PM: I have written to Election Commission in this regard, people no more have faith in EVM machines: Mayawati,BSP
2: 08 PM: I thank the people of Jaswant Nagar for my victory. Rest we accept people’s mandate : Shivpal Yadav, SP.
1: 52 PM: Results of the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assembly polls must be stopped immediately, this is my request to Election Commission: Mayawati
1: 48 PM: If the same system of voting is organised in 2019 polls then democracy in this country won’t exist, Mayawati
1: 43 PM: Mayawati demands re-election and that too with ballot paper.
1: 41 PM: Most votes in Muslim majority constituencies have gone to BJP, makes it evident that voting machines were manipulated, says Mayawati.
1: 40 PM: Either the EVMs did not accept votes other than BJP, or the votes of other parties have gone to BJP in the EVMs, says Mayawati.
1: 38 PM: Mayawati blames EVM fraud for the defeat.
1: 37 PM: Most of the votes are in favour of the BJP: Mayawati.
1: o4 PM: BJP Punjab mein haar rahi hai aur Goa CM apni seat se haar gaye; kya yeh Modiji ki leadership ki taraf ishara nahi hai?: Randeep Surjewala
1: o2 PM: The BJP has won 55 seats so fare, SP-Cong alliance 4, BSP -1.
12: 58 PM: This is a win of Modiji’s leadership and Amit Shah ji’s hard work. It has broken all barriers of religion,caste,creed etc: Smriti Irani.
12: 55 PM: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday thanked the people of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand for the BJP’s “historic victory” in the two states.
12: 42 PM: BJP chief Amit Shah thanks citizens of Uttar Pradesh for “historic mandate”
12: 36 PM: BJP has so far won 15 seats, while SP-Congress alliance grabbed only 1.
12: 30 PM: Latest trends from Uttar Pradesh: BJP 292,Congress 11, SP 59,BSP 18.
12: 20 PM: SP ne UP mein samasyaaon ka pahaad khada kar rakha hai: Pankaj Singh.
12: 12 PM: no question of party Vice President Rahul Gandhi stepping down, in the wake of the poor showing in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, says Digvijay Singh.
WATCH: BJP UP state president Keshav Prasad Maurya celebrates in Lucknow as BJP leading in Uttar Pradesh pic.twitter.com/PkH2RNMAqm
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 11, 2017
11: 58 AM: PM Modi and Amit Shah will take decision on who will be the CM of Uttar Pradesh: BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi.
11: 52 AM: Historic mandate to BJP, shows people have supported PM Modi’s policies: Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh.
11: 45 AM: Bharatiya Janata Party candidates were ahead of their rivals in all five assembly constituencies of Ghaziabad district.
11: 35 AM: Today nation is standing with PM Modi. This is the victory of people of UP and Uttarakhand: Union Minister Piyush Goyal.
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 11, 2017
11: 25 AM: Proving wrong fears of a hung assembly, the BJP was set to sweep back to power in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday after 15 long years.
11: 20 AM: We respect the mandate, but development has lost and votebank politics has won:Rajiv Shukla,Congress on.
11: 05 AM: Congress ka haath paapon se kaala ho chuka hai, isey ab janata kabhi nahin sweekar karegi: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore,BJP
10: 53 AM: Samajwadi party’s Naresh Agarwal concedes defeat in assembly polls in UP, says “we respect people’s mandate”
10: 50 AM: Overjoyed BJP workers, leaders and supporters hugged each other, broke into brief jigs and raised victory slogans in the BJP office here as counting trends indicated a comfortable victory for the party in the crucial Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
10: 05 AM: Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said party Vice President Rahul Gandhi should not be singled out for the party’s poor showing in Uttar Pradesh.
9: 55 AM: Meanwhile, Akhilesh Yadav’s current situation:
9: 52 AM: Latest trends from Uttar Pradesh: BJP-274, SP+ 79, BSP-25, Others-12
9: 42 AM: Former Uttar Pradesh Samajwadi Party President Shivpal Singh Yadav on Saturday said he will win easily in Jaswantnagar constituency.
— Deepak Raghav (@deepak_raghav25) March 11, 2017
9: 38 AM: Shivpal Yadav leading from Jaswant Nagar seat.
9: 23 AM: BJP leading in Uttar Pradesh: Party workers celebrate in Lucknow.
— Ankit Gupta (@ankit_abpnews) March 11, 2017
9: 14 AM: Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav trailing in JaswantNagar, may be a big blow to party
9: 11 AM: I hope that we form government with more than 262 seats, says Shrikant Sharma.
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 11, 2017
9: 09 AM: BJP forges ahead in Uttar Pradesh as per initial trends from 180 of the 403 seats, leading in over 100 places.
9: 05 AM: Rita Bahuguna Joshi ahead in Lucknow cantt.
9: 02 AM: The Bharatiya Janata Paraty (BJP) on Saturday took a strong lead over its main rivals in Uttar Pradesh as the millions of votes cast in the staggered assembly election were counted.
9: 00 AM: Samajwadi party candidate from Amethi Gayatri Prajapati leading
8: 58 AM: UP ministers Azam Khan (from Rampur) and Gayatri Prajapati(from Amethi) leading.
— Jagrati Shukla (@JagratiShukla29) March 11, 2017
8: 57 AM: Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav trailing from Lucknow Cantt seat.
8: 56 AM: Senior SP leader Azam Khan leading in Rampur.
8: 53 AM: Prayers being performed outside Congress headquarters in Delhi for Dimple Yadav
8: 45 AM: Azam Khan’s son Abdullah trailing from Swar, Rampur in Uttar Pradesh
8: 38 AM: BJP leading in Lucknow – East, West and North.
8: 36 AM: Latest Trends: BJP 23, SP+ 10, BSP 5, Others 3.
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 11, 2017
8: 34 AM: BJP ahead in all seats of Allahabad.
— milind khandekar (@milindkhandekar) March 11, 2017
8: 32 AM: Counting shuru ho gayi hai, humari badi jeet hogi ( Counting of votes has begun and our party will win with full majority): Shivpal Yadav, SP.
8: 31 AM: Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan trailing in Rampur, Sangeet Som, BJP MLA, leading in Sardhana
8: 29 AM: Drone cameras being used for surveillance near a counting centre in Lucknow.
8: 27 AM: The Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in 10 seats, Akhilesh Yadav’s SP on 3.
8: 22 AM: UP (leads/trends) 8/403: BJP 2, SP+ 2, BSP 3, Others 1
8: 21 AM: UP (leads/trends) 4/403: BJP 1, SP+ 1, BSP 1, Others 1
8: 19 AM: Uttar Pradesh: Mayawati-led Bahujan Samajwadi Party leading from Bulandshahr
8: 18 AM: Counting underway in 78 centres across 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh.
8: 17 AM: First Trends – Mayawati-led Bahujan Samajwadi Party candidate Mukhtar Ansari is leading in Mau.
First Rujhaan from UP n DON Mukhtar Ansari is leading means DONS always remain ahead in politics. Public Ki Imaandari Ki Jai Ho! #UPElection
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) March 11, 2017
8: 15 AM: Today’s results will set the tone for the future politics in India. It’s a historic day: AAP leader Ashutosh has said
8: 11 AM: Postal ballots are being counted first, then the EVM machines will be considered.
8: 09 AM: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav will become a new Chief Minister of the state with full majority, says Ravidas Mehrotra
8: 05 AM: Will there be a Modi wave in Uttar Pradesh today? Stay tuned for the live updates.
8: 03 AM: ‘After #upelection BJP will celebrate with vibrant colours rest will with “TEARS” #Holi2017;, tweets a BJP supporter Abhishek Singh
पोस्टल बैलेट की गिनती शुरू, थोड़ी देर में पहला रुझान #upelection
— UP_LIVE (@UPLIVE5) March 11, 2017
8: 01 AM: Assembly polls: Counting of votes in the 5 states-Manipur, Punjab, UP, Uttarakhand & Goa, begins, news agency ANI tweets.
— ANI (@ANI_news) March 11, 2017
8: 00 AM: And, the counting begins. Keep following inUth.com for the latest updates.
7: 45 AM: BJP leader Brajesh Pathak has said that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has already accepted his defeat. Pathak was quoted by India Today minutes before counting for 2017 Assembly Election begins.
7: 39 AM: The elections to the 17th Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly were held from 11 February to 8 March 2017 in 7 phases.
7: 35 AM: Security arrangements in place outside counting centres in Moradabad
7: 32 AM: Ram Gopal Yadav, supporter of Akhilesh Yadav, rejected the exit polls and claimed that the original exit polls had been changed after being pressurised by the several media houses.
7: 28 AM: Reacting on the exit polls prediction, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi had said that our alliance is winning, such exit polls we saw in Bihar also. Congress is in alliance with Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party.
7: 22 AM: Expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Friday blamed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s move to align with the Congress for the expected good showing of the BJP in the state.
— Arbaz Khan (@ARBAZigar) March 10, 2017
7: 20 AM: BJP workers celebrate in Allahabad after exit polls show the party leading/winning in Uttar Pradesh.
7: 14 AM: Samajwadi Party workers perform Havan in Lucknow.
7: 10 AM: We are winning with 2/3rd majority, SP and BSP will be wiped out:Keshav Prasad Maurya,UP BJP Chief.
Even if BJP wins UP, Goa, UK & Manipur, by the end of tom every news channel will be talking abt Modi’s defeat in Punjab. #ElectionResults
— Mayank (@iMayankB) March 11, 2017
7: 04 AM: BJP candidate from Lucknow Cantt Rita Bahuguna Joshi offers prayers at Hazratganj’s Hanuman Temple.
7: 02 AM: SP-Congress alliance will win today,and we will expose the people who were conspiring against CM: Rajendra Chaudhary,SP.
7: 01 AM: Uttar Pradesh: ‘Ladoos’ being prepared in Varanasi ahead of the election results
7: 00 AM: The counting of votes will begin at 8 am.
In the previous election in 2012, the Samajwadi Party won a majority and formed government in the leadership of Akhilesh Yadav.