Assembly Election Results 2017 Highlights: UP, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand, Manipur

Assembly Election Results 2017 Highlights: UP, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand, Manipur

2017 Election results: The BJP has done well in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur

The BJP's massive victory in Uttar Pradesh, has been described as a "tsunami". The party, along with its allies, has won 325 of the 403 constituencies in the state, signaling advance celebrations two days before Holi. The BJP has also won 57 of the 70 seats in Uttarakhand. The Congress, however, regained power in Punjab after a political drought of 10 years and comfortably defeated the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the ruling Akali Dal-BJP alliance.

The assembly elections in the five states were considered the first big test for the BJP after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation drive, which wiped out 86 per cent of currency from the nation's economy. Not only did the BJP silence its critics in UP, it managed to comfortably dodge the threat posed by the alliance between Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party and the Congress.

The BJP and Congress are locked in a close contest in the states of Manipur and Goa. Both the states are heading toward hung assemblies as neither party is expected to cross the respective magic marks. In Goa, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar lost in Mandrem whereas activist Irom Sharmila secured less than 100 votes in Manipur's Thoubal against Chief Minister Okrom Ibobi Singh.

Three Chief Ministers, Akhilesh Yadav, Harish Rawat and Laxmikant Parsekar have resigned. Mr Rawat resigned after the Congress was reduced to just 11 seats in the state. Mr Rawat also lost in both the constituencies he contested.

In Punjab, the Congress ended the decade-long rule of the Akali Dal-BJP, reducing them to the third position. The AAP fared poor than their expected tally, but managed to emerge as the second largest party in the state.

Here are the highlights of the fastest and most accurate 2017 election results:

Mar 11, 2017 21:20 (IST)

That's a wrap from us. Like the BJP, have a Happy Holi!
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BJP's man of the moment. Amit Shah.
Mar 11, 2017 19:02 (IST)

PM Modi fans celebrating BJP's victory in UP and Uttarakhand in Surat, Gujarat - which votes later this year
Mar 11, 2017 18:29 (IST)

"Happy birthday, Captain!", says Punjab to its new CM
Mar 11, 2017 18:18 (IST)
Election results have established PM Modi as the most dominant person with a country-wide appeal, says Congress leader P Chidambaram
Mar 11, 2017 18:13 (IST)

These gigantic cut-outs of PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah are symbolic of the party's landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh
Mar 11, 2017 18:02 (IST)
JUST IN: 'I have resigned', says Akhilesh Yadav after Samajwadi Party-Congress defeat in Uttar Pradesh
Mar 11, 2017 17:46 (IST)

Rang Barse! BJP UP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya celebrates the party's historic win in the state
Mar 11, 2017 17:42 (IST)
Congress's Ashwani Kumar on party's performance in assembly elections: "There is no denying the fact that in a democratic polity leadership cannot be demanded or willed it has to be earned over a period of time... There is no doubt we need to identify many many more people within the Congress party"
Mar 11, 2017 17:09 (IST)
'Long live democracy': PM Modi tweets in response to Rahul Gandhi's congratulatory post
Mar 11, 2017 17:05 (IST)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav:

- I understand samjhane se vote nahi milta, behkane se milta hai

- Some parties have raised questions, they must be investigated

- Our cycle was tubeless

- At least you are smiling in our press conference, you can't even do that in the other one 

- We raised the issue of LPG prices, impact of notes ban on cost of farm produce, import of dal but I guess people wanted to hear something else

- Happy with the alliance with Congress. Two youth leaders came together. The alliance will continue.

- I hope the next government does a better job, makes better roads, gives better facilities to the people

- The chance I got to govern for 5 years - I worked only to advance Uttar Pradesh

Mar 11, 2017 16:40 (IST)

In Punjab, the Congress has reasons to rejoice. Party workers celebrate with Captain Amarinder's photo, on a day he has turned 75.
Mar 11, 2017 16:32 (IST)

Celebrations continue. BJP workers play Holi after big wins in UP and Uttarakhand.
Mar 11, 2017 16:16 (IST)
Very humbling and overwhelming, says PM Modi on today's huge election wins
Mar 11, 2017 16:13 (IST)
Harish Rawat, after Congress's crushing defeat in Uttarakhand, says "A question I want to raise is how much money can the central leadership of a party spend in a state? I also want to congratulate the "Modi kranti and EVM chamatkar"

Mar 11, 2017 16:00 (IST)
No regret on Punjab, we accept the defeat: Amit Shah

- PM Modi has congratulated Captain Amarinder Singh. We will study the defeat
Mar 11, 2017 15:54 (IST)
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Just In: PM Modi will be at the BJP headquarters tomorrow at 6 pm. Parliamentary board to meet after that to decide on Chief Ministers.
Mar 11, 2017 15:41 (IST)
Results prove PM Modi is most popular leader since Independence: Amit Shah

- PM Modi has met all the expectations of people 100 per cent

- There have been a lot of bad names given to Modi ji and BJP - this a strong rebuttal to those charges

Mar 11, 2017 15:35 (IST)
BJP President Amit Shah says the results of Assembly Elections 2017 are very encouraging for the party

- In four states we are about to form government. We thank the people of the states from the heart

- It is a historic mandate and will give a new direction to the country's politics

- BJP workers have helped us throughout the ups and downs of the elections

- The BJP has got nearly 3/4th majority in UP - possibly the largest since independence

- We also have comfortable lead in Manipur, Goa

- First of all it is a win for the people of these states

- It is also a win for PM Modi's leadership and the hard work of the crores of party workers

- This a stamp of approval for the work of the central government

- Ujjwala scheme, toilets - everything has reinforced PM Modi's agenda for the poor
Mar 11, 2017 15:34 (IST)
Stand by for the man of the moment..BJP chief Amit Shah
Mar 11, 2017 15:30 (IST)

AAP dumps jhadoos after crushing disappointment in Punjab, Goa
Mar 11, 2017 15:21 (IST)

"If I have done well, all credit goes to my wife," said Navjot Singh Sidhu after winning from Amritsar East
Mar 11, 2017 14:33 (IST)
"Angoor khatte hain": Smriti Irani responds to Mayawati's EVM tampering charge
Mar 11, 2017 14:29 (IST)
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PM Modi speaks to Congress's Amarinder Singh to congratulate him on victory in Punjab
Mar 11, 2017 14:22 (IST)
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to resign tomorrow

"I will meet the Punjab Governor tomorrow and submit my resignation," 89-year-old Mr Badal, who has been the Chief Minister of Punjab five times, said.

Mar 11, 2017 14:13 (IST)
"Drug problem not an issue..was propaganda and creation of media", Parkash Singh Badal tells NDTV
Mar 11, 2017 14:04 (IST)

"Where's the party tonight?" BJP workers celebrating the UP election results
Mar 11, 2017 13:42 (IST)
EVMs were tampered with in UP, alleges BSP chief Mayawati

- The Muslim vote has gone to the BJP? Can anyone digest this? Clearly voting machines have been tampered with

- In 2014 too there were such fears. Press any button but the vote went to BJP

- In BMC election too such questions were raised

Mar 11, 2017 13:41 (IST)
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Don't Miss. At the BJP office in Delhi.
Mar 11, 2017 13:28 (IST)
360 degree view of the scenes outside Samajwadi Party headquarters in Lucknow
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Mar 11, 2017 13:16 (IST)
Uma Bharti to NDTV:

Polarisation on religion and caste is not possible any more. Rahul and Akhilesh could not do it.
The Ram temple issue is not a divisive issue. Modiji will find a solution that everyone will like.
Mar 11, 2017 13:13 (IST)
"Three years ago, I never thought this was possible..It was six months ago that I started believing we would get over 300 seats", says Uma Bharti to NDTV
Mar 11, 2017 12:59 (IST)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will address the media at 5 pm today
Mar 11, 2017 12:54 (IST)

At BJP headquarters in Delhi, drums and the sea of saffron
Mar 11, 2017 12:42 (IST)
BJP has reached new heights in Uttarakhand and UP: Rajnath Singh
The Home Minister says "This is a big victory ...BJP has changed the political picture of the country"

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Captain Amarinder Singh on Congress's big performance in Punjab
Would like to thank Congress workers, from seniors to juniors
Thanks goes to people of Punjab as well
I was saying this from the start, that the Punjabi voter is enlightened enough to make the right choice
Arvind Kejriwal's a summer storm - he came and he's gone

Mar 11, 2017 12:30 (IST)
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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has lost the Haridwar (Rural) seat to his BJP rival by 12,000 votes
Mar 11, 2017 12:15 (IST)
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Punjab election results: Navjot Singh Sidhu on Congress's performance
We have to leave behind the mentality of revenge and work for Punjab's development
We have to fight to bring back the lost pride, the lost wealth of Punjab
You need good intent to win. Arvind Kejriwal lost because his intent wasn't right. He wanted everything for himself
I want to promise Sonia Gandhi that we will present Punjab as an example
And no sacrifice will be too large for it
(On being asked what role would he want?) What's the hurry brother? I am the principal of the school you went to
If I have been able to campaign across the state, the credit goes to the workers of the party and my wife

Punjab election results: Navjot Sidhu addresses media after Congress's stellar performance
Mar 11, 2017 12:07 (IST)
Election results 2017: Modi ji is perceived as a messiah of the poor, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
Mar 11, 2017 12:06 (IST)
UP result tectonic shift in the polity of India: Ravi Shankar Prasad
"It is an extraordinary result. I think even young Muslims voted for us," says the BJP leader

Mar 11, 2017 12:04 (IST)
Chandan Mitra on UP results
BJP's Chandan Mitra says there was no polarisation campaign in UP at all. It is a bundle of lies
Mar 11, 2017 12:03 (IST)
Congress's Digvijaya Singh on whether Rahul Gandhi should step down after UP result
I have always been of the opinion that Congress has to build up regional leadership
We have to take decisive action as to what we should we be doing to build up the Congress in states where we don't have leaders
The Nehru-Gandhi family is the biggest binding factor for the Congress. That's why the leadership has to come from Rahul Gandhi
Not true that Congress doesn't encourage young leadership. Rajiv Gandhi picked me to head a state when I was 31
PM Modi and Amit Shah have very aggressively pushed the line of elections on totally communal grounds. They talk of development but their foot soldiers work only on Hindus and Muslims

Mar 11, 2017 11:54 (IST)
Vikram Chandra: Marathon online stint ends. Now heading to TV. In the studio from noon. #ResultsWithNDTV
Mar 11, 2017 11:50 (IST)

"Wall of Victory" outside the residence of BJP's Vijay Goel
Mar 11, 2017 11:47 (IST)
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I wasn't expecting this result but we have to accept the mandate, says Congress' Digvijaya Singh
Mar 11, 2017 11:43 (IST)
Every election is a new election. We will never be complacent: BJP's Prakash Javadekar on 2019 polls
Mar 11, 2017 11:38 (IST)
Mar 11, 2017 11:37 (IST)
Opposing demonetization is opposing Modi ji: BJP's Keshav Maurya
He says "The country, and now UP, will not stand any opposition to Modi ji"

Mar 11, 2017 11:35 (IST)
Excessive reliance on demonetisation did not help us: Congress's Ashwani Kumar
"We were seen standing with the rich and the corrupt. That was not our intention," he says

Mar 11, 2017 11:34 (IST)
Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar of BJP loses in Mandrem
Mar 11, 2017 11:33 (IST)
BJP's Sanjeev Baliyan says "There was misconception created by some leaders in Delhi through the media that the Jats had turned against BJP. But that has been debunked. 70-80% of the Jat vote has come to the BJP"
Mar 11, 2017 11:32 (IST)
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BJP's Meenakshi Lekhi on UP Results: I do not believe that there was any polarisation factor. The results show PM Modi is a very unifying figure. The only motivation for the voter was that of a transformed India.
Mar 11, 2017 11:13 (IST)
Vikram Chandra: A bad day for the AAP. Big defeats in Punjab and Goa leave its plans to go national in tatters. #ResultsWithNDTV
Mar 11, 2017 11:12 (IST)
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Trends show BJP's Sangeet Singh Som ahead of nearest SP rival Atul Pradhan by a margin of 8,359 votes in Sardhana seat in UP
Mar 11, 2017 11:09 (IST)
Vikram Chandra: Goa and Manipur are still in play. The Congress would be very keen to hold on to its present lead there. #ResultsWithNDTV
Mar 11, 2017 11:04 (IST)
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Vikram Chandra: So that 300 forecast for the BJP turned out to be correct! What a landslide. #ResultsWithNDTV
Mar 11, 2017 10:59 (IST)
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The scenes outside the BJP headquarters in Delhi as the party celebrates its stellar performance in Uttar Pradesh
Mar 11, 2017 10:48 (IST)
BJP's Chandan Mitra on who will be UP Chief Minister
"Except the top leaders, no one knows who will be UP chief minister. Amit Shah will pull out a rabbit from the hat," he says

Mar 11, 2017 10:46 (IST)
BJP celebrates its first victory in Manipur as Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh of the party wins the Konthoijam seat
Mar 11, 2017 10:38 (IST)
In Uttarakhand, all leads are in. BJP leading in 55, Congress at 9, BSP 1 and others 5
Mar 11, 2017 10:38 (IST)
In Punjab, all leads are in. Congress is ahead in 64 seats, Akali+ at 27, AAP+ at 25
Mar 11, 2017 10:34 (IST)
At BJP offices in Lucknow, Holi has already begun
Mar 11, 2017 10:33 (IST)
Irom Sharmila got only 51 votes in Thoubal, reports Ratnadip Choudury
Mar 11, 2017 10:32 (IST)
The trend is UP is showing how desperately people wanted a change, says BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain
Mar 11, 2017 10:31 (IST)
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BJP is heading towards 300 seats (of 403) in Uttar Pradesh, virtually all leads in
Mar 11, 2017 10:29 (IST)
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BJP's UP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya says the big win is a mandate on PM Modi. "He's definitely going to be the next PM in 2019" he adds
Mar 11, 2017 10:22 (IST)
Public has rejected SP-Congress alliance, says BJP MP Yogi Adityanath
"Both Samajwadi Party-Congress and BSP have been wiped out by the people of Uttar Pradesh. People of UP have voted in favour of the work done in these two and a half years under PM Modi," Yogi Adityanath says
Mar 11, 2017 10:20 (IST)
PM Modi has become rallying point for BJP across India: Jitendra Singh
"BJP has emerged as the most inclusive party and inspired the voters to rise above the traditional feudal mindset of parties in the state. With kind of support he enjoys, PM Modi has become a rallying point for the party across the country," says the union minister.

Mar 11, 2017 10:17 (IST)
Political commentator Arati Jerath says "Mr Modi has completely taken away the Congress' pro-poor plank. The Congress will have to rethink what it stands for"
Mar 11, 2017 10:15 (IST)
Samajwadi Party members still maintain that these are early trends, will have to wait longer for final numbers, reports Sunetra Choudhury
Mar 11, 2017 10:14 (IST)
BJP's GVL Narasimha Rao says the UP result is a huge support for BJP
"Wherever we went in UP, people said they are voting for Modi ji," he says
Mar 11, 2017 10:14 (IST)
Vikram Chandra: Latest position. BJP wins UP, Uttarakhand. Congress wins Punjab. Congress leads in Manipur, Goa, but that could change. #ResultsWithNDTV
Mar 11, 2017 10:12 (IST)

Jubilant party workers outside the BJP office in Lucknow
Mar 11, 2017 10:08 (IST)
Samajwadi Party's Madhukar Jetley on Akhilesh Yadav's leadership in UP polls: "Any president of the party who would have led the party to such a result would be answerable"
Mar 11, 2017 10:07 (IST)
Uttar Pradesh: 2 hours into counting, BJP ahead in 265 of 379 leads