UP Election Results 2017 Live Updates: BJP All Set For A Landslide Victory
UP election results 2017 has BJP in a power position and a majority government now seems certain. The Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance is taking a bashing at the hands of the challenger. Mayawati’s BSP is a looking at a distant third position. The BJP in the crucial assembly elections, billed as a semi-final before the 2019 national elections, is maintaining a strike rate of over 50 per cent in leads. Today’s results will also be seen as a referendum for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s notes ban last year. PM Modi was the face of the BJP’s campaign with the party choosing not to project a chief ministerial candidate and seeking votes for PM Modi’s policies and development agenda.
UP’s ruling Samajwadi Party under Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is fighting hard for a second consecutive term. It has partnered with the Congress, spearheaded by its vice president Rahul Gandhi, who led an aggressive campaign against PM Modi in the state. In a family feud, Akhilesh Yadav dethroned his father Mulayam Singh Yadav as Samajwadi Party chief just before the elections, taking his place.
Making the UP election a keen three-cornered contest, four-time Chief Minister Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party hopes to return to power. A party of alliance will need at least 202 of the 403 seats to form a majority government in Uttar Pradesh.
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