UP election result LIVE: Yogi thanks people as BJP leads in 273 seats
UP election result 2022 LIVE updates: Yogi Adityanath is set for a second term as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh with BJP leading in 273 seats. Stay tuned for LIVE updates on UP election result
UP election result 2022 LIVE updates: Calling it a ‘festival of democracy’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the voters for their mandate in favour of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh and three other states — one he described as “jeet ka chauka”. Stating that the results validate BJP’s pro-poor and proactive governance, Modi added that the festival of Holi has begun with BJP’s win in the assembly polls. Yogi Adityanath is set to become the first chief minister in UP to return to power after serving a full five-year term.
The ruling BJP is set to return to power in Uttar Pradesh as the party has won 227 seats and is leading on 28, while its rival Samajwadi Party has won 88 seats and is leading on 23 seats, according to the Election Commission (EC) website. The Congress showcased a dismal performance by winning only two seats.
Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party gained seats over the last election but fell far short of the party's expectations.
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