Prime minister Narendra Modi’s magic continues, The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took a strong lead over its main rivals in Uttar Pradesh.
BJP+ has won 325 seats in 403 member UP assembly, becoming the first political party to cross 330 seats mark since 1980.
Bahujan Samaj Party 19
Bharatiya Janata Party 312
Indian National Congress 7
Rashtriya Lok Dal 1
Samajwadi Party 47
Apna Dal (Soneylal) 9
Nirbal Indian Shoshit Hamara Aam Dal 1
Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party 4
Bharatiya Janata Party 39.7 % vote share
BSP 22.2 % vote share
Indian National Congress 6.2 % vote share
SP 21.8 % vote share
RLD 1.8 % vote share
ADAL 1.0 % vote share
SBSP 0.7 % vote share
NISHAD 0.6 % vote share
Independents 2.6 % vote share
AIMIM/ LD/ CPI / BMUP / 0.2% (each) vote share
PECP 0.3% vote share
The counting of votes began for 403 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh at 8 a.m. on Saturday amid tight security. A total of 4,853 candidates contested the staggered election.