UP Election Results 2017 Live Updates: PM Modi Brings In Early Holi For BJP, SP-Congress Goes Down Without A Fight
BJP is all set to sweep the Uttar Pradesh elections 2017 and PM Modi's super wave has ensured a majority government in the 403-seat state. BJP is leading in over 300 seats and 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 a looking at a distant third position. The BJP in the crucial assembly elections, billed as a semi-final before the 2019 national elections, has shocked the pollsters and is racing towards its best performance in the state ever.
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.