The BJP once again dominated the Uttar Pradesh election, while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) consolidated its hold on Punjab, according to the first exit polls of the state assembly elections. The BJP is projected to win 72-77 seats in Uttar Pradesh, while the Congress is likely to win just seven-16 seats, according to the Times Now-VMR exit poll.
The Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance will emerge as the largest group in the state with around 48-49 seats, according to the same exit poll. The BJP is also ahead in terms of votes, with the OBC and Dalit voter blocs largely favoring the party, according to the Times Now-VMR exit poll. The last round of voting in Uttar Pradesh today wrapped up the month-long polling in one of the country’s most politically significant states.
Voters in Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand also went to the polls in the fifth and final round of voting. The results of the Uttar Pradesh elections will be announced on Thursday, March 10, in the evening. The results of the Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand elections will be announced on Monday, March 14.