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Uttar Pradesh Election Results 2017: Akhilesh Backs Mayawati's EVM Charge

News18.com | March 11, 2017, 10:48 PM IST
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NORTH DELHIOTH2INC15AAP20BJP66
SOUTH DELHIOTH6INC12AAP16BJP70
EAST DELHIOTH2INC3AAP10BJP48

As BJP registered a stunning victory in the state, BSP Chief Mayawati alleged that the EVMs were tampered in such a way that whichever button was pressed, the vote went to BJP.

Backing Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav said that there should be a probe in the matter.

As it happened.

Mar 11, 2017 8:31 pm (IST)


Mar 11, 2017 8:30 pm (IST)

 


Mar 11, 2017 7:02 pm (IST)

EC to Mayawati: No merit in allegations of EVM tampering in UP polls

Mar 11, 2017 6:18 pm (IST)

This election goes far beyond the state level. Many factors played here. The credibility of PM Modi had a major role to play: Arun Jaitley

Mar 11, 2017 5:50 pm (IST)

Owaisi: PM Modi&

Mar 11, 2017 5:48 pm (IST)

Owaisi: Those parties who call them secular need to introspect. SP did no work and corruption was rampant. Mayawati has written to EC, I hope it will be answered

Mar 11, 2017 5:46 pm (IST)

Asaduddin Owaisi: Results prove that Muslims are not a vote bank and it’s a myth that I am a spoiler. The result proves it wrong

Mar 11, 2017 5:35 pm (IST)

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav Reaches Governor House to submit his resignation

Mar 11, 2017 5:33 pm (IST)

Outgoing UP chief minister addressing the media. (Photo credit: Bimbadhar Konduru/ Network18)

Mar 11, 2017 5:14 pm (IST)

The press conference is over. Akhilesh will now head to the Raj Bhavan and tender his resignation as CM to Governor Ram Naik

Mar 11, 2017 5:13 pm (IST)

Akhilesh ponders over reasons for loss, says people would have the idea of bullet train better than the expressway

Mar 11, 2017 5:11 pm (IST)

People of UP have helped us. We will not see who works better for the people than the Samajwadi Party: Akhilesh Yadav

Mar 11, 2017 5:10 pm (IST)

On uncle Shivpal’s statement that the defeat of ego, Akhilesh says, “He would not have referred to me. Media knows my character.”

Mar 11, 2017 5:09 pm (IST)

“These election results are also a lesson to those who never tired of speaking about &

Mar 11, 2017 5:09 pm (IST)

Meanwhile, Akhilesh’s alliance partner issues a statement after the defeat. “Congress Party is humbled by the shining victory in Punjab and is inching towards victory in the states of Goa and Manipur. We congratulate the BJP and PM, Sh. Narender Modi on the victory in Uttarakhand and U.P. We bow before the verdict of people of the two states. Congress never arrogates in victory and is not discouraged in defeat.”

Mar 11, 2017 5:07 pm (IST)

Law and order is the best in Uttar Pradesh at present. There is no other state in India where the police is so prompt in helping people

Mar 11, 2017 5:06 pm (IST)

Akhilesh says no regrets on allying with Congress, says tie-up will continue

Mar 11, 2017 5:04 pm (IST)

Akhilesh reacts to Mayawati&

Mar 11, 2017 5:03 pm (IST)

Akhilesh Yadav is addressing a press conference in Lucknow

Mar 11, 2017 4:29 pm (IST)
BREAKING | Aparna Yadav, wife of Mulayam Singh Yadav’s younger son, loses to BJP’s Rita Bahuguna Joshi in Amethi
Mar 11, 2017 4:26 pm (IST)

Here is a lighter take on UP Assembly Elections results

Mar 11, 2017 4:05 pm (IST)

Results and trends from Uttar Pradesh at 4pm. CNN-News18 had called the state for the BJP at 9:28am

Mar 11, 2017 4:00 pm (IST)

Home Minister Rajnath Singh&

Mar 11, 2017 3:59 pm (IST)

We will not spare Gayatri Prajapati if he doesn’t surrender by the time BJP forms the government, says Amit Shah. Senior SP minister Gayatri Prajapati is an accused in the rape and has been missing for a fortnight now. He lost the election from Amethi seat

Mar 11, 2017 3:53 pm (IST)

Amit Shah laughs off question on whether he will take over reins of Uttar Pradesh. “I have enough work,” he says

Mar 11, 2017 3:51 pm (IST)

The only factor in this win is PM Modi and his performance. The confidence and trust people have in PM Modi brought us this victory. Modi is beyond region and religion. Modi is a leader of the masses, Amit Shah says in reply to a question by CNN-News18 deputy political editor Marya Shakil

Mar 11, 2017 3:48 pm (IST)

Amit Shah dodges questions on Ram Temple issue, asks media to refer to the party’s manifesto

Mar 11, 2017 3:48 pm (IST)

The most deserving name in the BJP will be named CM, says Amit Shah

Mar 11, 2017 3:44 pm (IST)

On who will be the CM in Uttar Pradesh, Amit Shah says the party’s parliamentary board will meet tomorrow evening to discuss the issue

Mar 11, 2017 3:43 pm (IST)

Amit Shah is now taking questions. The first and obvious one is on BSP chief Mayawati’s allegations of EVM tampering. “I can understand her situation,” he says

Mar 11, 2017 3:43 pm (IST)

Amit Shah talks about Congress pocket-boroughs of Amethi and Rae Bareli, says the BJP has performed well in these Lok Sabha constituencies

Mar 11, 2017 3:42 pm (IST)

I assure that we fulfil all promises we made in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur: Amit Shah

Mar 11, 2017 3:42 pm (IST)

We had maintained that India cannot reach double-digit growth till UP grows in double digits. The BJP will form government in UP, this will be possible now: Amit Shah

Mar 11, 2017 3:40 pm (IST)

UP and Uttarakhand result has proven wrong dynasty politics and caste and  religion-based politics, says BJP chief

Mar 11, 2017 3:39 pm (IST)

The result is a resounding reply to the Opposition which made personal attacks and accusations against the PM during campaigning, says Amit Shah

Mar 11, 2017 3:38 pm (IST)

Amit Shah dedicates the win to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Demonetisation, Ujjwala gas scheme, gareeb kalyan yojana and electrification programme helped the party win, he says

Mar 11, 2017 3:36 pm (IST)

Amit Shah thanks party workers across the nation. In Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the BJP has secured almost three-fourth majority. In Goa and Manipur, we are comfortably placed to form the government. This is the people’s win, says Amit Shah

Mar 11, 2017 3:35 pm (IST)

The results are encouraging for the BJP. Our party will form the governments in Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur. We lost in Punjab but our alliance with the Akali Dal won 30% votes, says Amit Shah

Mar 11, 2017 3:33 pm (IST)

Amit Shah brings PM Modi’s ‘mitron’ back

Mar 11, 2017 3:32 pm (IST)

BJP chief Amit Shah to address press conference shortly

Mar 11, 2017 3:31 pm (IST)

A look at constituency-wise results and leads in Uttar Pradesh

Mar 11, 2017 3:20 pm (IST)

Who Will be Blamed in Congress?

Rahul Gandhi now risks being seen as someone who failed to identity the right alliance. There may be demands for an ‘outsider’ to lead the party. Calls for Priyanka to enter active politics may grow The loss may be seen as the cadre’s non-acceptance of Raj Babbar as the party’s UP chief Prashant Kishore’s "master strategist” tag is under threat. Many who do not want to antagonise party leadership may blame him. The loss may also send the message that his plans work only for crowd-pullers like Modi and Nitish

Mar 11, 2017 3:15 pm (IST)

So Who Takes the Blame in SP?

Shivpal Singh Yadav will be blamed for sabotaging the party’s chance in its bastion. He may be branded a ‘traitor’ - Akhilesh Yadav may be blamed for deciding to ally with the Congress. Shivpal faction will try to reassert his dominance - Mulayam Singh Yadav may come under fire for hedging on the Congress alliance and not being definitive in backing Akhilesh

Mar 11, 2017 3:06 pm (IST)

Uttar Pradesh results and leads at 3pm. CNN-News18 had called the state for the BJP at 9:28am

Mar 11, 2017 2:57 pm (IST)
Candidate watch | This one was pitched as the battle royale. Sanjay Singh’s former wife, Garima Singh of the BJP, is leading in Amethi, while his current wife Ameeta Singh of the Congress is trailing
Mar 11, 2017 2:55 pm (IST)
Candidate watch | In Lucknow Cantt, BJP leader and former CM Rita Bahuguna Joshi is leading. Mulayam’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav, the wife of his younger son Prateek, is trailing
Mar 11, 2017 2:54 pm (IST)
Candidate watch | Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s son Pankaj Singh wins Noida seat
Mar 11, 2017 2:53 pm (IST)

Candidate watch | SP leader Azam Khan and his son Abdullah Azam Khan have won from Rampur and Suar seats, respectively

Mar 11, 2017 2:52 pm (IST)

Candidate watch | Alleged gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari wins Mau seat. He was fighting on a BSP ticket this time

Mar 11, 2017 2:50 pm (IST)

BJP chief Amit Shah reaches party headquarters in New Delhi

Mar 11, 2017 2:47 pm (IST)

A lighter take on the Modi-Shah success in UP

Mar 11, 2017 2:34 pm (IST)

Trends from Uttar Pradesh at 2:30pm. CNN-News18 had called the state for the BJP at 9:28am

Mar 11, 2017 2:31 pm (IST)

QUICK RECAP | The BJP is headed for a stunning victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and is locked in a close contest in Goa and Manipur with the Congress. The latter has won Punjab where it was certain to form the government. Celebrations are underway outside BJP offices in Lucknow and Dehradun. BSP chief Mayawati has accused the saffron party of tampering with EMVs. She has written to the Election Commission, demanding repolling on ballot papers

Mar 11, 2017 2:24 pm (IST)

BJP workers celebrate the party&

Mar 11, 2017 2:23 pm (IST)


Mar 11, 2017 2:22 pm (IST)

A look at how key candidates are currently placed. Yadav bahu, Aparna Yadav, the wife of Mulayam&

Mar 11, 2017 2:13 pm (IST)
Candidate watch | Senior SP leader and Akhilesh Yadav’s uncle Shivpal Yadav wins from Jaswant Nagar seat
Mar 11, 2017 2:04 pm (IST)

Trends from Uttar Pradesh at 2pm. CNN-News18 had called the state for the BJP at 9:28am

Mar 11, 2017 1:56 pm (IST)


BJP has murdered the democracy, says Mayawati

Mar 11, 2017 1:53 pm (IST)

Most votes in Muslim majority constituencies have gone to BJP, makes it evident that voting machines were manipulated: Mayawati

Mar 11, 2017 1:49 pm (IST)

BSP writes to EC over vote rigging allegations

Mar 11, 2017 1:48 pm (IST)

The BJP could not rig the Punjab elections as voters were entirely against the party here, says Mayawati

Mar 11, 2017 1:45 pm (IST)

I am challenging you…. If you are honest, approach the Election Commission and hold re-polling in Uttar Pradesh. This time, use ballot papers instead of EVMs, Mayawati tells BJP

Mar 11, 2017 1:42 pm (IST)

Mayawati said she ignored a journalist who alerted her that EVMs were not registering votes for her party. "I ignored it then. But now I think this time might be true... I can&

Mar 11, 2017 1:41 pm (IST)

“The EVMs could have been tampered with to convert all votes to the BJP,” Mayawati says

Mar 11, 2017 1:39 pm (IST)

“Results being shown are very surprising and unbelievable. It seems the EVMs didn’t register votes for any party other than the BJP… Is it possible that the BJP wins Muslim-majority constituencies despite not fielding a single Muslim candidate,” she says

Mar 11, 2017 1:38 pm (IST)

BSP chief Mayawati is address a press conference. Her party has won just three seats and is leading on 19. She is alleging EVM tampering by the BJP

Mar 11, 2017 1:36 pm (IST)

Candidate watch | SP minister Gayatri Prajapati, who has been evading arrest in a rape case, is trailing from Amethi

Mar 11, 2017 1:33 pm (IST)
Candidate Watch | SP's Azam Khan and his son Abdullah Azam are leading in Rampur and Suar seats, respectively
Mar 11, 2017 1:30 pm (IST)
Candidate Watch | SP's Azam Khan and his son Abdullah Azam are leading in Rampur and Suar seats, respectively
Mar 11, 2017 1:28 pm (IST)

Sanjay Raut of the Shiv Sena, BJP’s alliance partner in Maharashtra, says: “We respect the way people have given love to PM Modi in UP but there should be introspection in other state. This is historic win.”

Mar 11, 2017 1:19 pm (IST)

These elections were pitched as a referendum on the Modi government’s demonetisation move and as a trailer to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections

Mar 11, 2017 1:16 pm (IST)

The picture is quite clear now: It’s the BJP in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, and the Congress in Punjab. The two states that might throw up a hung verdict are Manipur and Goa. In Manipur, the Congress and the BJP are neck-and-neck with 17 seats each in the 60-seat Assembly. In Goa, incumbent CM Laxmikant Parsekar lost his Mandrem seat. The Congress and the BJP are leading on 10 seats each

Mar 11, 2017 1:09 pm (IST)
Candidate Watch | Independent candidate Aman Mani Tripathi wins from Nautanva. Aman, the son of jailed politician Amar Mani Tripathi, won the elections from behind bars. He has been accused in his wife’s murder
Mar 11, 2017 1:04 pm (IST)

Trends from Uttar Pradesh at 1pm. CNN-News18 had called the state for the BJP at 9:28am

Mar 11, 2017 12:59 pm (IST)

BJP&

Mar 11, 2017 12:57 pm (IST)

Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar loses from Mandrem seat

Mar 11, 2017 12:23 pm (IST)

CNN-News18’s Marya Shakil catches up with Union minister Smriti Irani. “There was resounding support from the people that they will vote for BJP.... People across caste and religious lines have voted for the BJP and it shows how much people believe in the BJP.... Priyanka Gandhi is a paper tiger....”

Mar 11, 2017 12:11 pm (IST)

Here&

Mar 11, 2017 12:01 pm (IST)

Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Kapil Sibal speaks exclusively to CNN-News18 on the results. “It is worrying that the BJP managed to succeed with saffronisation of UP. It is their polarisation and ‘kabristan shamshanghat’ ideology that has worked. They have nothing to offer to people in terms of development. Congress will forcefully tell people that BJP is winning elections only on polarization and development is nowhere in the narrative. Congress needs to strengthen its organization, have organizational elections and have strong regional leaders to be a strong force in 2019,” he says.

Mar 11, 2017 11:50 am (IST)

BREAKING | Expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh says Akhilesh will go to jail. “Soon they (Akhilesh and Ram Gopal Yadav) will be seeking legal advice as they will go to jail,” he tells CNN-News18

Mar 11, 2017 11:48 am (IST)

Anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila, who ended her 16-year fast in 2016, won just 90 seats, losing her deposit as well

Mar 11, 2017 11:40 am (IST)

BREAKING | Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar loses from Mandrem seat

Mar 11, 2017 11:36 am (IST)

Trends from Uttar Pradesh at 11:30am. CNN-News18 had called the state for the BJP 9:28am

Mar 11, 2017 11:32 am (IST)

As the Samajwadi Party heads towards defeat, Mulayam loyalist Madhukar Jaitely demands he takes back party reins, the first signs of public dissent after trends project SP loss. Madhukar Jaitely says that as party president, Akhilesh needs to answer

Mar 11, 2017 11:15 am (IST)

The Congress, too, might have been better off alone. It had won 28 seats in 2012. Now, in alliance with the SP, it is leading on just 63

Mar 11, 2017 11:13 am (IST)

It&

Mar 11, 2017 11:10 am (IST)

The BJP is on course to claim its biggest victory in the Hindi heartland

Mar 11, 2017 11:09 am (IST)

The Samajwadi Party has conceded defeat. Party spokesperson Ghanshyam Tiwari issues statement: “The Samajwadi Party wholeheartedly accepts the verdict of the people of Uttar Pradesh. I congratulate BJP for winning the vote of the people. We are proud of the positive and development based campaign we have run. We stand confidently for the leadership of Shri Akhilesh Yadav ji. The people of Uttar Pradesh hold him in high esteem. Under his leadership, the party will continue to work to make Uttar Pradesh a frontier state in development and harmony. We also thank the Election Commission for holding peaceful elections. We thank the media for playing an active role in the democratic process. Best wishes.”

Mar 11, 2017 11:00 am (IST)
UP update | Trends out for all 403 seats. The BJP is leading on 308, SP+Congress leading on 68 and the BSP on 20 seats. CNN-News18 had called UP for the BJP at 9:28am
Mar 11, 2017 10:55 am (IST)

The Congress office in Lucknow wears a deserted look. (Ravinder/Network18)

Mar 11, 2017 10:40 am (IST)

Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath, another CM probable in UP, says, “The CM will be decided by the party’s national leadership. I have worked on the responsibilities given to me. The BJP will fulfil all that was promised in the mandate.”

Mar 11, 2017 10:37 am (IST)

Trends from Uttar Pradesh at 10:30am. CNN-News18 had called the state for the BJP at 9:28am

Mar 11, 2017 10:36 am (IST)

Candidate Watch | Rajnath Singh’s son Pankaj Singh leading from Noida constituency

Mar 11, 2017 10:35 am (IST)

CNN-News18’s Shreya Dhoundiyal catches up with BJP’s UP state chief Kehsav Prasad Maurya, a CM probable in the state. “The party’s national leadership will decide the CM name. I will follow their direction,” he says

Mar 11, 2017 10:33 am (IST)

Akhilesh Yadav is likely to call on Governor Ram Naik at around 2pm. His Samajwadi Party is headed for a loss in alliance with the Congress. It is leading on 75 seats, while the BJP is touching 300 in the 403-seat Assembly

Mar 11, 2017 10:30 am (IST)

CNN-News18 deputy political editor Marya Shakil catches up with Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. “I had travelled across UP. I knew the verdict. The people voted for all yojanas for the BJP. Good luck to all the political pundits.... 280+ is a rare phenomenon…. CM candidate will be chosen fairly. We provoked the aspiration in the people of UP,” he says

Mar 11, 2017 10:28 am (IST)

Celebrations outside BJP office in Lucknow. (Vivek Mathpal/Network)

Mar 11, 2017 10:20 am (IST)

The BJP seems headed for its biggest ever haul in Uttar Pradesh. It is currently leading in 293 seats, way above the magic mark of 202. (Sumit Pande/Network18)

Mar 11, 2017 10:18 am (IST)

Holi comes early for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh. Celebrations outside party office in Lucknow. (Ravinder/Network18)

Mar 11, 2017 10:15 am (IST)

BJP MP Yogi Adityanath is another CM probable. “The win is a result of voters’ blessing and the hard work of the BJP. The people have rejected Akhilesh Yadav,” he says

Mar 11, 2017 10:14 am (IST)

BJP’s UP state president Keshav Prasad Maurya thanks supporters and party workers, dodges question on who the party’s CM face will be. He is one of the CM probables in the state

Mar 11, 2017 10:13 am (IST)

Samajwadi Party spokesperson Pankhuri Pathak blames “polarisation” for party loss. “This calculation of the BJP not putting up a CM face also put them in the front seat, but the real challenge will begin now,” she tells CNN-News18

Mar 11, 2017 10:09 am (IST)

BREAKING | Anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila loses to three-time CM Okram Ibobi Singh from Thoubal constituency in Manipur

Mar 11, 2017 10:04 am (IST)

Trends from Uttar Pradesh at 10am. CNN-News18 had called UP for the BJP at 9:28am

Mar 11, 2017 9:42 am (IST)

We will make the government for sure. For Akhilesh, its lost game, says BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj

Mar 11, 2017 9:35 am (IST)
Candidate Watch | SP leader and Akhilesh Yadav’s uncle Shivpal Yadav leading from Jaswant Nagar seat
Mar 11, 2017 9:34 am (IST)

Trends for Uttar Pradesh at 9:30am

Mar 11, 2017 9:28 am (IST)

The saffron party seems headed for its biggest victory in the state. It is leading on 218 seats, well above the magic mark of 202

Mar 11, 2017 9:27 am (IST)

BREAKING | CNN-News 18 calls Uttar Pradesh for the BJP

Mar 11, 2017 9:26 am (IST)

Celebrations begins outside BJP office in Lucknow. Trends suggest a clean saffron sweep in the Hindi heartland. (Ravinder/Network18)

Mar 11, 2017 9:23 am (IST)
UP update | Saffron wave seems to be sweeping UP ahead of Holi, the BJP leading in 207 seats, above the majority mark of 202. The SP-Congress leading on 58 seats and the BSP on 28 seats
Mar 11, 2017 9:18 am (IST)

The Samajwadi Party workers perform havan in Lucknow. The party in alliance with Congress is leading on 49 seats. The BJP seems headed for a sweep in the state, leading in 190 seats. The majority mark is 202

Mar 11, 2017 9:16 am (IST)

Hindustan Times’ Vinod Sharma says, “Akhilesh Yadav will be a constant in UP and Indian politics. He is like the boy next door. The Amol Palekar of politics.”

Mar 11, 2017 9:14 am (IST)
UP update | Trends out for 257 seats in Uttar Pradesh. The BJP is leading on 177 seats, the Congress on 41 and the BSP on 29. The majority mark in the 403-seat Assembly is 202. In 2012, the Samajwadi Party had won 224 seats, the BSP got 80 seats, the BJP won 47 and the Congress bagged 28 seats.
Mar 11, 2017 9:09 am (IST)

Trends from UP at 9am

Mar 11, 2017 9:03 am (IST)
UP update | Trends out for 184 seats in Uttar Pradesh. The BJP leading on 126 seats, the SP-Congress on 29 and BSP on 22. The majority mark in the 403-seat Assembly is 202. In 2012, the Samajwadi Party had won 224 seats, the BSP got 80 seats, the BJP won 47 and the Congress bagged 28 seats.
Mar 11, 2017 8:57 am (IST)
Candidate Watch | SP leader Gayatri Prajapati, who has been accused of rape and is yet to surrender, is leading from Amethi
Mar 11, 2017 8:54 am (IST)
UP update | The BJP now leading on 91 seats in UP, the SP-Congress on 19 and the BSP on 17 seats. The majority mark in the 403-seat Assembly is 202. In 2012, the Samajwadi Party had won 224 seats, the BSP got 80 seats, the BJP won 47 and the Congress bagged 28 seats.
Mar 11, 2017 8:53 am (IST)
Candidate Watch update | Yadav bahu, Aparna Yadav, the wife of Mulayam Singh Yadav’s younger son Prateek is trailing in Lucknow Cantt
Mar 11, 2017 8:48 am (IST)

Sunil Bansal, the architect of the BJP campaign, at his office in Lucknow. (Sumit Pande/News18)

Mar 11, 2017 8:36 am (IST)

UP update | Trends are out for 45 seats in the 403-seat UP Assembly. The BJP is leading on 28 seats, the SP-Congress on 11 and the BSP on five. The majority mark in the Assembly is 202. In 2012, the Samajwadi Party had won 224 seats, the BSP got 80 seats, the BJP won 47 and the Congress bagged 28 seats.

Mar 11, 2017 8:32 am (IST)

Akhilesh’s uncle Shivpal Yadav is, however, cautious in his response. “Let us wait for the counting results,” he says

Mar 11, 2017 8:31 am (IST)

SP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Kiranmoy Nanda wades into the post-poll alliance debate. “In politics, options always remain open,” he tells ETV

Mar 11, 2017 8:28 am (IST)

Counting is underway across Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand. Postal ballots are counted first

Mar 11, 2017 8:23 am (IST)

UP update | The BSP is currently leading in Bulandshahr. The BJP is currently leading in three seats, the SP-Congress in one. In 2012, the Samajwadi Party had won 224 seats, the BSP got 80 seats, the BJP won 47 and the Congress bagged 28 seats.

Mar 11, 2017 8:21 am (IST)

After Digvijaya Singh brushes off Akhilesh Yadav’s ‘overture’ to the Bahujan Samaj Party, Congress leader Pradeep Jain reaches out to the BSP, says a mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) will be formed in Uttar Pradesh, “if need be”

Mar 11, 2017 8:18 am (IST)

People watch the election results live outside the Vidhan Bhawan, the house of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, in Lucknow. (Vivek Mathpal/Network18)

Mar 11, 2017 8:16 am (IST)

First leads coming in from Uttar Pradesh. The SP-Congress, BJP and the BSP are leading on one seat each. The majority mark in the state is 202. In 2012, the Samajwadi Party had won 224 seats, the BSP got 80 seats, the BJP won 47 and the Congress bagged 28 seats.

Mar 11, 2017 8:15 am (IST)

Samajwadi Party’s UP chief Naresh Uttam confident of his party’s win. “The SP will form the government. Modi ji will get a befitting reply. Our priority is to stop the communal forces and we will be successful in doing so,” he tells CNN-News18’s Pranshu Mishra.

Mar 11, 2017 8:08 am (IST)

The mood at Congress headquarters in New Delhi. (Chandan Singh/Network18)

Mar 11, 2017 8:07 am (IST)

Reacting to the buzz, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh says, “I am not the spokesperson for Akhilesh Yadav.”

Mar 11, 2017 8:05 am (IST)

Two days before counting, Akhilesh Yadav set the political circles abuzz when, in a radio interview with BBC Hindi, he refused to rule out a post-poll alliance with rival BSP. His Samajwadi Party is currently in alliance with the Congress but exit polls have projected that he might not be able to repeat his 2012 success

Mar 11, 2017 8:02 am (IST)

COUNTING OF VOTES FOR ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS 2017 BEGINS ACROSS PUNJAB, UTTAR PRADESH, MANIPUR, UTTARAKHAND AND GOA

Mar 11, 2017 7:50 am (IST)

Preparations are on for celebrations outside the Congress headquarters in New Delhi. The party has fought on 105 seats in the 403-seat Assembly in alliance with the Samajwadi Party. (Network18)

Mar 11, 2017 7:41 am (IST)

BJP leader Vijay Bahadur Pathak says his party will secure majority. “You may say there are not apparent preparations for celebrations, but we are prepared for victory and celebrations. You will see it as the results come,” he says

Mar 11, 2017 7:37 am (IST)

No party workers are seen outside the Samajwadi Party office in Lucknow. The only people present are mediapersons. (Rajesh Negi/Network18)

Mar 11, 2017 7:31 am (IST)

The Uttar Pradesh Election Results will be keenly watched to gauge the future of the Congress. The party is in alliance with the ruling Samajwadi Party. Its performance today will be its resume of sorts for future regional alliances

Mar 11, 2017 7:26 am (IST)

Several key candidates headed to places of worship early in the morning. The Samajwadi Party workers are performing a havan for the party’s win

Mar 11, 2017 7:22 am (IST)

Counting for Assembly Elections 2017 will begin at 8am. Trends of the election results are likely expected by noon

Mar 11, 2017 7:19 am (IST)

A view of the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha from the BJP head office in Lucknow. (Ravinder/Network18)

Mar 11, 2017 7:18 am (IST)

On the morning of counting day, BJP Uttar Pradesh president chief Keshav Prasad Maurya says he is confident of a majority for the party, claims the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party will be “wiped out”

Mar 11, 2017 6:58 am (IST)

People start gathering outside the BJP office in Lucknow. The party has been projected to make big gains in the state. (Ravinder/Network18)

Mar 11, 2017 6:22 am (IST)

Exit polls have predicted big wins for the BJP with the ruling Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance tipped to come second. The saffron party has not projected a CM face in the state but frontrunners include Yogi Adityanath and Keshav Prasad Maurya

Mar 11, 2017 6:21 am (IST)

The Hindi heartland of Uttar Pradesh witnessed a triangular contest between the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance, the BJP and the Bahujan Samaj Party

Mar 11, 2017 6:15 am (IST)

Elaborate security arrangements have been made in the five states. The Election Commission has barred the use of mobile phones at counting centres

Mar 11, 2017 6:14 am (IST)

The last month-and-a-half have seen bitter campaigning and robust polling in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur. The fates of the candidates will be known today when officials of the Election Commission unbox EVMs to count the votes. Counting is set to begin at 8am

Mar 11, 2017 6:12 am (IST)

Hello and welcome to the live blog of the counting day for Assembly Elections 2017

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    137/10
    15.4 overs
    South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 45 runs (D/L method)
  • 24 Mar, 2019 | Pakistan and Australia in UAE
    PAK vs AUS
    284/7
    50.0 overs
    285/2
    47.5 overs
    Australia beat Pakistan by 8 wickets
  • 24 Mar, 2019 | Indian Premier League
    SRH vs KKR
    181/3
    20.0 overs
    183/4
    19.4 overs
    Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets