UP Election Results 2017: 'Maybe UP Voted For A Bullet Train,' Akhilesh Yadav Says - Highlights

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UP Election Results 2017: 'Maybe UP Voted For A Bullet Train,' Akhilesh Yadav Says - Highlights

UP election results 2017 updates: BJP sets up a big win, SP-Congress takes a bashing, show leads.

Uttar Pradesh elections results 2017 is all set to declare BJP's landslide victory and PM Modi's super wave has ensured a majority government in the 403-seat state. BJP won 312 of the state's 403 seats; its allies have won 13 seats for a grand total of 325. The Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance has taken a bashing at the hands of the challenger. Mayawati's BSP, which was being considered the dark horse in the elections, has failed to surprise and is at a distant third position. The BJP in the crucial assembly elections, billed as a semi-final before the 2019 national elections, has surprised the pollsters and has delivered one of its best performance in UP in decades.

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.

Ruling Samajwadi Party's gamble, under Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, to partner with the Congress, spearheaded by its vice president Rahul Gandhi fell flat today.  Both parties had to face a drubbing at the hands of PM Modi-led BJP.


Here are the live updates of the UP assembly election results 2017:




Mar 11, 2017
19:23 (IST)
In Rani vs Rani battle, BJP's Garima Singh gets a comfortable win in prestigious Amethi






Mar 11, 2017
18:47 (IST)
After an aggressive campaign in UP election, a sign of mature politics

Mar 11, 2017
18:43 (IST)
BJP's Win In Key State Uttar Pradesh To Push Reforms: India Inc

BJP's Win In Key State Uttar Pradesh To Push Reforms: India Inc

As the BJP headed for stunning victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, India Inc today said the poll outcome will lead to reforms gaining momentum owing to improved coordination between the Centre and the states.
Mar 11, 2017
18:31 (IST)
Akhilesh Yadav meets Governor, says 'I have resigned' after a massive defeat in UP elections


Mar 11, 2017
18:30 (IST)
UP has fulfilled the Dream Of Ab Ki Baar, 300 Paar: Keshav Prasad Maurya



The BJP's UP chief is among the front runners for Chief Minister's post

Mar 11, 2017
18:01 (IST)
For BJP, it just keeps getting bigger

Larger than life cutouts of PM Modi and Amit Shah outside the BJP headquarters in Delhi




Mar 11, 2017
17:27 (IST)
Results of 263 of UP's 403 seats are out. As trends suggested, the BJP holds the cards - along with leads - of a landslide victory. Here are the latest stats:

Uttar Pradesh (UP) Election Results 2017

UP (403)

Leads+Results (403)

Results (263)

BJP+

324

208

SP+

57

40

BSP

19

13

Others

3

0


Mar 11, 2017
17:20 (IST)
UP Election Results 2017: Akhilesh Yadav Fuels Mayawati's Poll Rigging Allegations, Says Should Be Investigated



"If a legitimate party has raised a concern, it should be investigated. I would also like to see how  our candidates, leading earlier, were defeated later," Mr Yadav said.
Mar 11, 2017
17:10 (IST)
We Built Expressways, Maybe The People Voted For A Bullet Train, Says Akhilesh Yadav After UP Elections Drubbing



What began like a defeat accepted with utmost humility, outgoing Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's speech quickly turned sour, laced with sarcasm. "Maybe the people didn't like the expressway we built, maybe they voted in hope of a bullet train in UP," Mr Yadav said at the customary post-election press conference.

"The next government will do better than us," he said, subtly adding, "maybe if the PM has said, debts of farmers all over the country will be forgiven".
Mar 11, 2017
16:13 (IST)
If Notes Ban Was An Election Issue, People Stood By PM Modi Like A Wall, Says Amit Shah



An emboldened BJP President Amit Shah was calm and candid and sat with a resolve to answer all questions from reporters at the party headquarters but one: the arithmetic of BJP's votes gain. Shrugging off the question, Mr Shah asked a couple of reporters to not get into details of a Hindu-Muslim vote divide and the combination of vote banks. "The country's poor have connected with PM Modi and that's why BJP won," adding, "people of all castes and communities have picked the BJP".
Mar 11, 2017
15:41 (IST)
UP Is Victory Of PM Modi's Vision, Says Amit Shah



BJP President Amit Shah credits Uttar Pradesh's landslide victory to PM Modi's development programmes and the hard work of millions of party workers. He said the country's development goes through UP's growth.

Mr Shah gave a special mention to BJP's performance in Amethi and Rae Bareli, traditional strongholds of the Congress, where the party is set to win 6 of the 10 assembly seats.

On Mayawati's accusation of poll rigging by the BJP, Mr Shah said, "I can understand her state of mind," adding that he would not like to comment further.

Mr Shah said the BJP will tomorrow pick chief ministers of four states - Goa and Manipur apart from UP and Uttarakhand - when it welcomes PM Modi at the party headquarters and sit down for a parliamentary board meeting. (Congress is leading in Goa and Manipur at the moment.)
Mar 11, 2017
14:56 (IST)
BJP Chief Amit Shah Arrives At BJP Headquarters In Delhi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi's star power and development agenda is largely being credited for the landslide Uttar Pradesh assembly election victory. But the party says Amit Shah, its president by designation and its chief election strategist during polls, is equally to thank.


A victory sign for the crowds and cameras from BJP President Amit Shah in Delhi

Mar 11, 2017
14:32 (IST)
Mar 11, 2017
14:20 (IST)
Akhilesh Yadav And Rahul Gandhi: Friends With Absolutely No Benefits

UP Election Results 2017 - Akhilesh Yadav And Rahul Gandhi: Friends With Absolutely No Benefits
Akhilesh Yadav and Congress alliance no match for PM Modi

It turns out that Akhilesh Yadav's big decisions in his attempt to stretch his political legs far from his father have backfired spectacularly. The 44-year-old Chief Minister today earned the distinction of being vanquished in the BJP's biggest ever result in India's most important state. Of 403 seats, the BJP, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is placed to win more than 300. Akhilesh Yadav, on the other hand, had accrued 61, with his junior partner, the Congress, proving party pooper by adding just another eight (based on leads at 1.30 pm).
Mar 11, 2017
13:44 (IST)
Will Muslim Vote For The BJP? BSP Chief Mayawati Accuses BJP Of Poll Rigging



Bahujan Samaj Party chief has refused to accept that a part of the Muslim vote could have gone to the BJP. She has accused the BJP of tampering with the voting machines. "In 2014 too there were such fears. Press any button but the vote went to BJP," Mayawati has said.

Mar 11, 2017
13:38 (IST)
Yes It's A Double Victory For BJP In Elections 2017

This fan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi shows how its party workers are celebrating the Uttar Pradesh election results and also the Uttarakhand win.


Mar 11, 2017
12:55 (IST)
Battle Royale of Uttar Pradesh Elections

In Rani vs Rani battle in the prestigious Amethi, Garima Singh, the estranged wife of Maharaja of Amethi and Congress leader Sanjay Sihn, fighting on a BJP ticket leads.



Mar 11, 2017
12:27 (IST)
UP Election Results: PM Modi's Super Wave Brings In Early Holi For BJP

Uttar Pradesh election results 2017: BJP now leading in 307 seats. While senior Congress leaders talk of introspection and building regional leaders, the ruling Samajwadi Party are absent from the scene after the drubbing at the hands of PM Modi-led BJP.

And the celebrations continue in Lucknow:


Mar 11, 2017
12:05 (IST)
At the heart of BJP's big victory in Uttar Pradesh elections, is PM Modi's star power.


Mar 11, 2017
11:46 (IST)
In BJP's UP, It Will Be All-Round Development, Says Keshav Prasad Maurya



It's not just Uttar Pradesh, the people have indicated Narendra Modi will continue as the Prime Minister after 2019 general elections, says BJP's UP state president Keshav Prasad Maurya.
Mar 11, 2017
11:26 (IST)
'If You Were Rahul Gandhi, Would You Quit?' Sandeep Dikshit Responded....

UP Election Results 2017: 'If You Were Rahul Gandhi, Would You Quit?' Sandeep Dikshit Responded....
Sandeep Dikshit says Congress does not build and back leaders

Sandeep Dikshit's willingness to call it like it is has made him an outlier within the Congress, which picked his mother, 74-year-old Sheila Dikshit, as its candidate for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, before it allied with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Today, as the Congress was reduced to roadkill by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's top-gear win in Uttar Pradesh, Mr Dikshit outlined the party's infirmities.
Mar 11, 2017
11:12 (IST)
More proof of BJP's spectacular win which is now almost certain. It's leading on 306 of the 403 seats. "Tectonic shift in politics," says senior BJP leader and union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.



Mar 11, 2017
10:59 (IST)
Saffron flags high up in he air in the national capital. 11 Ashoka Road, the headquarters of the BJP, is buzzing with people and a familiar chant - 'Modi, Modi' all the way.

BJP leading in 299 of UP's 403 seats


Mar 11, 2017
10:52 (IST)
Yes We Can! Sounds familiar? It was Barack Obama's campaign punchline. It has made its way from Washington to Delhi. The BJP  is triumphant, leads suggest.


Mar 11, 2017
10:41 (IST)
The leads are in for 401 of the 403 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh. BJP is in for a big celebration today. It's state president Keshav Prasad Maurya says the party will make sure PM Modi continues gets a second term in 2019. It's 'Modi Modi' in Lucknow.

UP Election Results 2017

Total Seats

402/403

BJP+

293

SP + Congress

81

BSP

19

Others

9

Awaited

1


Mar 11, 2017
10:35 (IST)
The priced Amethi has both the BJP and the Congress wondering. Their candidates are trailing behind who? It's Samajwadi Party's Gayatri Prajapati.



Where to find him? Police is still looking. The rape-accused minister has refused to surrender and has been missing for days.

Gayatri Prajapati, UP Minister Accused Of Rape, Fails To Get Supreme Court's Protection From Arrest

Mar 11, 2017
10:11 (IST)
Mar 11, 2017
10:00 (IST)
'Modi Modi' chants have begun in the streets of Lucknow outside the BJP headquarters. Party takes a power position in leads, setting up a major victory. Latest stats:

UP Election Results 2017

Total Seats

369/403

BJP+

256

SP + Congress

73

BSP

35

Others

5

Awaited

34


Mar 11, 2017
09:57 (IST)
Calm and casual: Shivpal Yadav leads from Jaswantnagar seat while the Samajwadi Party taking a bashing in leads.

Mar 11, 2017
09:50 (IST)
Unperturbed, straight forward trends show BJP leading in over 230 seats, setting up for a clear win. Samajwadi-Congress combine is loosing all chances of catching up. Here are the new stats:


Mar 11, 2017
09:44 (IST)
And the breakout of celebrations... BJP in leads cross the halfway mark of 202 and the party workers seem certain of victory.

Mar 11, 2017
09:35 (IST)
Uttar Pradesh results are setting up ruling Samajwadi Party and Congress alliance for a drubbing. The early leads suggest BJP is likely to get a majority.

UP Election Results 2017

Total Seats

280/403

BJP+

186

SP + Congress

65

BSP

25

Others

4

Awaited

120



Mar 11, 2017
09:21 (IST)
BJP improves strike rate further to over 65 per cent. BJP is looking strong to win the big prize of UP. All credit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi? Party says count Amit Shah in
Mar 11, 2017
09:10 (IST)
At the moment, the whole idea of SP-Congress coming back seems to be completely out. The BJP seems to be heading for a comfortable majority.

Yogendra Yadav, founder Swaraj Abhiyaan


Mar 11, 2017
09:06 (IST)
BJP is looking strong, Samajwadi-Congress pushed way behind in early leads

UP Election Results 2017

Total Seats

135/403

BJP+

89

SP + Congress

32

BSP

12

Others

2

Awaited

265


Mar 11, 2017
09:01 (IST)
A high-stakes, prestige battle for the Samajwadi Party in Lucknow Cantt: Mulayam Singh's Choti bahu is ahead of veteran Rita Bahuguna Joshi fighting on a BJPticket


Mar 11, 2017
08:55 (IST)
Spokesperson Sambit Patra says it's too early to smile as BJP gains momentum, much ahead of Samajwadi-Congress alliance and Mayawati's BSP in early leads.




Mar 11, 2017
08:46 (IST)
BJP gains steam in Uttar Pradesh, is leading in 41 seats, widening the gap with the SP-Congress alliance which leads in 18
Mar 11, 2017
08:42 (IST)
Gone, Rahul Gandhi, Gone. At Partner Akhilesh Yadav's Office, He's Not On Show



A life-size cut-out of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been replaced overnight at the Samajwadi Party office in Lucknow. His replacement? Mulayam Singh, the party's 77-year-old founder, whose son Akhilesh Yadav is running for a second consecutive term as Chief Minister.
Mar 11, 2017
08:34 (IST)
BJP in Uttar Pradesh is still at the top in early leads. SP-Congress alliance trailing by 6 seats.


Mar 11, 2017
08:26 (IST)
The early leads are in for Uttar Pradesh. BJP leading at the moment in 5 seats followed by the rest:

UP Election Results 2017

Total Seats

403

BJP+

5

SP + Congress

3

BSP

2

Others

0

Awaited

393





Mar 11, 2017
08:07 (IST)
And some chest thumping by the BJP in anticipation: a poster outside the residence of Vijay Goyal speaks of the party's certain win (brownie points for rhyme and humour).

Counting has just begun.


Mar 11, 2017
08:00 (IST)
And outside the Samajwadi Party office in Lucknow - not the leaders themselves - but life-size cut outs of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his father and party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav

 
Mar 11, 2017
07:48 (IST)
A 'Havan' For Akhilesh Yadav Ahead Of Game-Changing Results



Workers of Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party performed a havan or ritual on Saturday morning, praying for victory just before counting began for what promises to be a game-changing election. The ritual was held not far from the residence in Lucknow of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who is hoping to defy exit poll predictions of a BJP win.
Mar 11, 2017
07:42 (IST)
Mar 11, 2017
07:24 (IST)
Political heavyweight and a BJP candidate from Lucknow Cantt Rita Bahuguna Joshi offers prayers at Hanuman Temple in Hazratganj



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