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Exit Polls 2017: Advantage BJP in UP but Modi may fall short of majority

The BJP last ruled Uttar Pradesh in 2002

Assembly Elections 2017


Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party is well ahead of rivals in an election in the country's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, but may fall short of an absolute majority, four major exit polls showed on Thursday.   Victory for Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh, which is home to 220 million people, would boost his chances of winning the 2019 general election and underscore his popularity after he made himself the face of the party's campaign.   The prime minister would also see success as vindication of his sudden decision in ...

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First Published: Fri, March 10 2017. 09:11 IST