Assembly Election Results Leads 2017 Live updates: Manohar Parrikar appoints as Goa CM, asked to prove majority in 15 days

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New Delhi | Updated: March 13, 2017 1:46:59 AM

Check this space for live updates related to Assembly Election Results 2017 in Punjab, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur and Uttarakhand.

Manohar Parrikar (PTI)

Results for the five states, including Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections, are out. While BJP got resounding victories in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the Congress managed to win Punjab. In Goa, even as it is the single largest party, the tussle to form the government in the state is on with BJP. Both parties are in talks with small parties in the state to form government. Today The BJP Parliamentary Party is meeting in which party leaders may discuss on news CMs of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

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Here are the live updates of Election Results in five states of UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa

01:30 am: Congress leader P Chidambaram today denounced the seven-phase election schedule in Uttar Pradesh and alleged that the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi used it to “polarise” voters.

01:00 am: The BJP in Manipur has claimed to have secured the support of 32 MLAs after getting the backing of NDA constituent parties and two other MLAs, and said it would elect the legislature party leader tomorrow

11:50 pm: Goa Governor Mridula Sinha appoints Manohar Parrikar as chief minister; asks him to prove majority within 15 days after taking oath.

10:10 pm: BJP Parliamentary Board authorises Amit Shah to decide CM nominee in 4 states in consultation with party observers of respective states.

9: 54 PM: Piyush Goyal and Vinay Sahasrabuddhe are observers for Manipur: Union Minister JP Nadda

8: 31 PM: We met the Governor, expecting an invitation. Once we receive it,we will consult our colleagues and decide the date for swearing in: Parrikar

8: 29 PM: Manohar Parrikar in his address to media begins speaking with a thank to Gadkari for coming to Goa in such short notice. He also thanks BJP leaders for “showing trust” in him. He added, “It’s the verdict of the people and we were able to reach the magic number.”

8: 18 PM: Manohar Parrikar will have to give resignation as Defence Minister before becoming Goa CM, but he has not given it yet: Nitin Gadkari

8: 16 PM: BJP outfoxes Congress in Goa to form coalition government in the state

8: 15 PM: Nitin Gadkari speaks on Goa deadlock

8 : 11 PM: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar holds a press conference in Goa

8: 03 PM: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to hold a press conference in Goa shortly

8 : 00 PM: Manohar Parrikar has settled the rumours about his resignation from the post of Defence Minister. He says, he hasn’t given his resignation yet.

7 : 50 PM: Manohar Parrikar with BJP MLAs, 3 MGP MLAs ,3 Goa Forward Party MLAs and 3 other Independent MLAs met Goa Guv & staked claim to form government :ANI report

7: 46 PM: “We have decided to support BJP to form the Govt under leadership of Manohar Parrikar,” says Vijay Sardesai,Goa Forward Party

7: 44 PM: Manohar Parrikar will be the new CM of Goa, resign from Defence Minister’s post.

7: 34 PM: Manohar Parrikar meets Goa Gov today. Defence Minister to stake claim to form a government in the state. He also claims support of 22 of 44 MLAs.

7: 29 PM: BJP to show strength as members leave for  Goa Governor’s office.

7 : 22 PM: PM Modi ends victory speech with a vow to bring in ‘New India’ by the year 2022.

7: 19 PM: I am happy that people ask me – why do you work so much: PM Modi

7: 15 PM: PM Modi thanked voters of all five states and said that he wants to assure people that we will leave no stone unturned for the betterment. He added, “I had said that we are new, have less experience and can make mistakes, but won’t do anything with the wrong intention.”

7: 12 PM: PM Modi at BJP head office says, “For me, victory is an order given by people and I take orders very seriously.”

7 : 10 PM:  Support to BJP has constantly increased with polls that took place in the country. ‘Vijay Yatra’ is constantly moving forward: PM Modi at BJP HQ

7: 00 PM: PM Modi says that there is a change in people’s thinking as now poor doesn’t want anything in return but opportunities. According to PM this is a foundation of ‘New India’.

6: 56 PM: BJP close to forming government in Manipur; NPP announces support to BJP

6: 50 PM: PM Modi thanks voters for the mandate and says, “There are many reasons for a win but such an empathetic win after such a record turnout is special and makes everyone think.”

PM Narendra Modi (Twitte/ BLPLIVE)

6: 46 PM: PM Modi is now speaking at BJP HQ in Delhi. PM begins his speech by wishing a Happy Holi to BJP members and people of India. Chorus of ‘Modi, Modi’ from his supporters greets him.

6: 44 PM:  National Peoples’ Party leaders meet BJP leaders in Imphal, Manipur

6: 43 PM:  BJP President Amit Shah said, that the mandate given by the people this time, is two steps ahead of the 2014 election mandate.

BJP President Amit Shah (Twitter/BJPLIVE)

6 : 42 PM:  “Manipur and Goa, both have supported BJP,” says Amit Shah addressing at BJP Head Office.

6 :40 PM:  “CLP leader will be decided in two hours time,” says Digvijay Singh according to Herald Goa report.

6: 35 PM: BJP’s Amit Shah addresses workers and gives victory speech at BJP HQ. Wishes everyone happy holi!

6: 27 PM: PM Modi offers tribute to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay at BJP Headquarter in Delhi.

6: 20 PM: PM Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at New Delhi headquarters. His convoy of cars came towards the BJP headquarters at the Ashoka Road.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at BJP HQ in Delhi, waves to the crowd. (ANI)

6: 16 PM : BJP President Amit Shah has arrived at the party headquarters where the celebrations are on

6 : 15 PM : BJP seeks appointment with Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla. BJP stakes claim to form a government in the state.

6: 10 PM:  WATCH | Live Coverage of PM Modi’s Road show in New Delhi

6: 00 PM: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reached the BJP headquarters. PM Modi and Amit Shah will arrive shortly. According to the latest reports, he will be arriving in an open SUV.

5: 40 PM: Goa – BJP MLAs pass a resolution seeking nod of Amit Shah to elect Manohar Parrikar as state legislature party leader, says MLA Michael Lobo.

5: 30 PM: Senior BJP leaders have started arriving for the roadshow. Union Minister of Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and Former Olympic medalist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore are here at BJP HQ for the celebration.

5: 20 PM: With Congress emerging as single largest party in Goa, party leader Digvijay Singh says Goans have given us last chance to perform or perish.

5: 15 PM: Workers outside BJP HQ awaits for PM to arrive

4: 55 PM:  Massive crowd is waiting for PM Narendra Modi at BJP Headquarters in New Delhi.

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4: 25 PM:  PM Modi to hold road show in New Delhi.

3:o3 pm: BJP claims it has 21 MLAs in Goa.

2.37 pm: Party ke nirdesh ka paalan karunga, khushi hai ki party mujhe mukhya-dhara mein layi: Dayashankar Singh on withdrawal of expulsion from BJP.

2:15 pm: Punjab Congress leader Amarinder Singh to meet state governor today at 5 pm.

1:55 pm: Okram Ibobi Singh elected as leader of Congress legislature party in Manipur.

1:36 pm: BJP can go ahead in Goa, if it has support of more than 21. Congress ready to sit in opposition but its coup against people’s mandate, he says.

1:33 PM: Dayashankar Singh whose suspesnion was revoked this morning by BJP UP Chief Keshav Prasad Maurya has expressed pleasure to the decision. He said, “Party ke nirdesh ka paalan karunga, khushi hai ki party mujhe mukhya-dhara mein layi.”

1:10 pm: Is this a party of morals? They’ve been defeated & doing horse-trading, promising ministries like distributing sweets: Digvajay Singh on BJP in Goa.

12:44 pm: Yesterday Prime Minister talked to me. He said whatever you require for Punjab I will be all willing to help: Amarinder Singh.

12:28 pm: No vendetta politics no victimisation, if name comes in investigation we’ll see: Amarinder Singh on if there’ll be action on Bikram Majithia.

12:19 pm: Arrogance reason behind loss of SP-Congress alliance in Uttar Pradesh, says Mulayam Singh Yadav.

12:15 pm: Congress offers deputy CM’s post to independent leaders.

12:09 pm: Goa Forward Party backing BJP to form Government. Some independent leaders and and MJP in touch with BJP leaders.

12:05 pm: Psychiatrists needed to tackle drug menace. 2 issues require major attention one is health other is education: Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress.

11:50 pm: The final results revealed a massive loss for Bahujan Samaj Party in these seats as the total tally of seats came down from 80 in 2012 to 19 in 2017. The party had fielded 87 Dalit candidates in the state while BJP has fielded only 70.


11:35 am: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar congratulates BJP for UP & U’khand victory says,opposing parties ignored that demonetisation gave satisfaction to poor

11:20 am: The Election Commission has ordered repolling in one of the booths of Lohaghat Assembly seat in Uttarakhand where EVMs malfunctioned, forcing the counting to be stopped midway.

11:15 am: UP BJP resident KP Maurya revokes expulsion of Dayashankar Singh who was expelled after his controversial statement on BSP chief Mayawati

11:09 am: Winning and losing are part of election, says Shivpal Yadav of Samjawadi Party

11:05 am: Mayawati is upset that Muslim votes went to BJP in UP elections, Dharmendra Pradhan, tells CNN NEws 18.

10:53 am: After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) witnessed an unprecedented victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inundated in a deluge of congratulatory messages from celebrities, politicians and admirers alike, all hailing him for the historic mandate given to the saffron party. Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister responded to several messages including that of singing icon Lata Mangeshkar, former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif and Flipkart Chairman Sachin Bansal, says ANI report.

10:38 AM: If the sources are to be believed, Amit Shah’s dominance may not end with a victory in Uttar Pradesh. He is set to make his ‘Congress Mukta Bharat’ dream come true and now targets another 120 Lok Sabha seats where BJP is hardly present. The party is set to begin from scratch in South and East India by building booth-level infrastructure.

10:15 am:  Irom Sharmila decided to quit politics after not even getting 100 votes in the assembly polls. She is famously known for her 17-year long hunger strike. Here’s a video on her struggle.

9:55 AM:  It is an important day for Bharatiya Janata Party as the CM face for Uttar Pradesh might be decided. According to the latest reports, senior BJP leaders like Venkaiah Naidu, Ram Lal, Manoj Tiwari, Vijay Goel, Shyam Jaju and Ramesh Bidhuri have reached Amit Shah’s residence for a meeting.

10:05 am: Victory of PM Modi’s leadership and pro-poor policies.CM candidate of UP will be decided by BJP Parliamentary Board: Keshav Prasad Maurya.

9:55 am: Venkaiah Naidu, Ram Lal, Manoj Tiwari, Vijay Goel, Shyam Jaju & Ramesh Bidhuri reach Amit Shah’s residence for a meeting.

9:45 am: After facing a crushing defeat by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress on Sunday noted that the saffron party is going overboard with its celebrations in order to cover up their defeats in other states, by boasting about the landslide victory in the state. “It is a mixed result for us. As Uttar Pradesh being the largest electoral state that is why everyone had their eyes on. But BJP is showcasing their victory in such a manner as they want to cover the defeats in other state election results. In Punjab they are third, in Goa their chief minister lost the election and same goes for Manipur as well,” Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed told ANI.

9:30 am: Goa BJP leaders to meet governor today

9:19 am: BJP also in contention, 2 independent candidates may support BJP, says report.

9:15 am: Goa Forward Party may support Congress to form government, says Times Now report

9:12 am: Congress to meet today to elect party legislatures

8:10 am: Mayawati must accept people verdict, he says.

7:55 am: BJP was popular among people for the work done ny BJP-led governmment at Centre. The party was set to benefit, says Arun  Jaitley.

7:45 am: It is a sign of change, shows that the country wants to walk with PMModi for development: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on election results.

7:27 am: BJP’s Parliamentary board meeting to be held today, PM Narendra Modi to attend.

03:30 am: Handed a humiliating defeat on her maiden foray into electoral politics, Manipur’s human rights activist Irom Sharmila on Saturday announced she would quit politics and blamed the people for letting her down.

03:00 am: BJP President Amit Shah has hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the country’s “most popular leader” since Independence and credited his pro-poor polices for the party’s landslide win in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assembly polls.

02:00 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked Lata Mangeshkar for her congratulatory messages hailing him for the historic mandate given to the BJP. The singing icon tweeted, “Namaskar.Aadarniya @narendramodi ji , @AmitShah ji aur BJP ke sabhi karyakartao’n ko is shaandaar jeet ki bahut badhaai.” Sharing her post, PM Modi posted, “Lata Didi, thank you very much for the wishes. As always, your wishes are very special.”

01:55 am: Congress supports BSP Chief Mayawati’s demand for probe into EVMs used in the UP Assembly polls. BSP chief Mayawati alleged that the EVMs were tampered with in such a way that whichever button was pressed, the vote went to BJP.

01:25 am: The Election Commission tonight ordered repolling in one of the booths of Lohaghat Assembly seat in Uttarakhand where EVMs went out of order, forcing counting at the station to be stopped midway through.

12:55 am: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP has said the party’s resounding victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand is a clear approval of Modi government’s work by the people.

12:30 am: After the BJP secured an astounding victory in the UP polls, Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and congratulated Prime Minister and the BJP. “I congratulate Shri. Narendra Modi and the BJP on their victory in Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand.”

12:05 am: Congress’ return to power marks its second best performance in the assembly elections in Punjab since its reorganisation in 1966 when Haryana was carved out as a separate state. The party was one short of 78 – figure required for two-thirds majority in the assembly.

11:40 pm: BJP may not have emerged as the single largest party in Goa but was successful in securing a maximum of 32.5 per cent of the total votes. As per the data released by the Election Commission, the Congress, which bagged 17 seats to become the single largest party, secured 28.4 per cent of the total votes. BJP won in 13 seats, falling eight short of getting the absolute majority.

11:20 pm: Though his party drew a blank in the Uttar Pradesh elections, MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi today said it respects the verdict of the electorate and vowed to continue efforts to strengthen the party in the crucial state. “My purpose was to fight polls. We will keep up our efforts. We will work hard,” Owaisi, MP from Hyderabad, said.

11:00 pm: Giving his reaction to the massive loss of face by the Samajwadi Party and Congress today when they lost by a huge margin to the BJP in which the Narendra Modi powered party won as many as 325 seats, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today attributed the loss to the failure of opposition parties in forging a grand coalition besides not being able to generate a strong protest against demonetisation. Kumar, the Janata Dal (United) president, also saw a major section of backward classes lending support to the saffron party, while other parties failed to mobilise them. The “failure” of non-BJP parties to forge a Bihar-like mega alliance in Uttar Pradesh was a factor responsible for their defeat, Kumar said as he congratulated the BJP for victory in UP and Uttarakhand assembly polls.

10:40 pm: Sacked AAP minister Sandeep Kumar, who was arrested on charges of rape, today sniped at the party leadership over its disappointing performance in the Punjab Assembly polls. In a series of tweets, without taking any name, Kumar appeared to train his guns at the AAP leadership while congratulating the Congress over its emergence with a “huge mandate”. “A lot of people will learn a lesson from the mandate. Aam Aadmi Zindabad,” he wrote.

10:15 pm: AIADMK deputy general secretary T T V Dinakaran congratulated the BJP for its victories in UP and Uttarakhand assembly polls while party rebel leader O Panneerselvam credited PM Narendra Modi for the win. “The outcome to the elections held in the five states is on expected the lines,” said Dinakaran adding the results showed that “the people voted keeping in mind the governance of the respective regimes.”

10:00 pm: Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore congratulated Captain Amarinder Singh on getting a massive mandate in Assembly Elections, that too on his birthday.

9:55 pm: The Bains brothers’ Lok Insaaf Party, which forged an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party in the Punjab Assembly polls, managed to win two seats.

9:50 pm: “My purpose was to fight polls. We will keep up our efforts. We will work hard,” MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi says.

9:45 pm: “Polarisation of votes… they played the Hindutva card very extensively. Anti-imcumbency (against the Akhilesh government) too had a role,” said Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

9:35 pm: Only six of the total 81 women candidates could able to win in the 117-seat Punjab Assembly polls.

9:30 pm: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the big wins of his party in the assembly elections in states including Uttar Pradesh.

9:20 PM: We hope to form the government in Karnataka, says Arun Jaitely.

9:14 pm: There will be change in attitude among minority community in looking at BJP, says Jaitley.

9:12 pm: BJP has now become a pan-India party, Arun Jaitley told Times Now.

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9:10 pm: The figure stood at 0.7 per cent in Punjab while around 0.5 per cent of the people who exercised their voting right in Manipur chose NOTA.

9:07 pm: In Uttar Pradesh, where the BJP swept the election, the percentage of voters who opted for NOTA was 0.9 per cent.

9:05 pm: Goa has come up on top when it comes to voters hitting the NOTA button in the latest round of assembly polls, closely followed by Uttarakhand. In Goa, 1.2 per cent of the voters chose NOTA (None of the Above), followed by 1 per cent in Uttarakhand, latest data available with the Election Commission of India showed.

9:00 pm: In a message on her Twitter handle, Bedi said ‘UP with Uttarakhand can transform India’ and that “development trends are ahead and no day should be wasted now.”

8:55 pm: Lt Governor Kiran Bedi said the results of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls showed that the state ‘has risen above caste, colour and creed.”

8:50 pm: “I would like to say that the SAD-BJP will support the new government in its initiatives and work like a responsible Opposition,” Sampla said.

8:45 pm: “I accept and respect the mandate of the people of Punjab and hereby wish Capt Amarinder Singh the very best for his term in the state,” Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla said.

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8:02 pm: We humbly accept this victory and will tirelessly work towards development, says Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar

7:43 pm: Result of total 60 seats in Manipur: BJP wins 21, Cong 28, NPP 4, NPF 4, LJP 1, AITC 1 and Independent 1, says a report.

7:32 pm: Naga People’s Front, that won 4 seats, is likely to support a non-Congress government, says a report.

7:20 pm: More than 100 candidates have failed to score even 100 votes in the assembly polls across five states, including activist Irom Sharmila who could get just 90 votes and vowed to never contest elections again.

7:09 pm: EC replies to BSP’s letter allegeing manipulation of EVMs. The poll body says no merit found in allegation and prayers made in letter are not legally tenable, according to a report.

6:54 PM: Vikram Singh from BJP has defeated Chandan Singh Chauhan from Samajwadi Party in Khatauli. Avtar Singh Bhadana from BJP has defeated Liyakat Ali from Samajwadi Party in Meerapur. Tasleem Ahmad from Samajwadi Party has defeated Gaurav Swarup Bansal from BJP in Najibabad.

6:52 PM: Naresh Saini from Indian National Congress has defeated BJP’s Mahaveer Singh Rana in Behat. Sanjay Garg from Samajwadi Party has won against Rajiv Gumber of BJP in Saharanpur Nagar. Pradeep Kumar from BJP has won against Nauman Masood from Indian National Congress in Gangoh.

6:50 PM: Umesh Malik from BJP has defeated Pramod Tyagi from Samajwadi Party in Budhana. Vijay Kumar Kashyap from BJP has defeated Mukesh Kumar Chaudhary from Samajwadi Party in Charthawal. Kapil Dev Agarwal from BJP has defeated Gaurav Swarup Bansal from Samajwadi Party in Muzaffar Nagar.

6:49 pm: Omar Abdullah should focus more on welfare of people than twitter, says Surjewala

6:48 pm: Will be good if state leaders instead of commenting on national politics, focus more on their state & its people: RS Surjewala on Omar Abdullah.

6:45 pm: We welcome the public mandate, allegations of Mayawati ji should be probed: Lalu Prasad Yadav

6:41 pm: Its a fractured mandate. Let’s see what happens, he says.

6:40 pm: BJP accepts verdict of people in Goa says Manohar Parrikar.

6:39 pm: With BJP-lead government not getting majority, its work in infrastructure will face serious setback. Party will leaders will analyse what went wrong, he says

6:37 pm: Government worked well on infrastructure, says Parsekar.

6:33 pm: BJP gave stable governmnt in Goa in past five years, he says.

6:35 pm: BJP did well in UP and Uttaranchal, but in Goa we fall short of mandate as desired. No political party got mandate, says Laxmikant Parsekar, who resigned as Goa CM today.

6:32 pm: BJP candidate Garima Singh has defeated Samajwadi Party’s Gayatri Prajapati by 5,065 votes in Amethi. In Balamau constituency, BJP candidate Ram Pal Verma defeats BSP’s Neelu Satyarthi by 22,888 votes.

6:30 pm: Results of total 40 seats in Goa declared: Cong wins 17, BJP 13, NCP 1, MGP 3, GFP 3 & Independent 3

6:28 pm: Goa Forward Party (GFP), floated just a year ago, emerged a force to reckon with, winning three seats – Fatorda, Siolim and Saligao. GFP candidates defeated two BJP ministers Dayanand Mandrekar (Siolim) and Dilip Parulekar (Saligao).

6:26 pm:  Current trends show Indian National Congress five seats ahead of Bhartiya Janata Party.

6:24 PM: BJP candidate Chhatra Pal Singh defeats BSP’s Naseem Ahmad by 42,837 votes in Baheri. BJP candidate Pooran Prakash defeats Rashtriya Lok Dal’s Niranjan Singh Dhangar by 13,208 votes in Baldev constituency. Kailash Nath Sonkar of Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party defeats Lalji Sonkar of Samajwadi Party by 2,1349 votes in Ajagara.

6:21 PM: Another big blow for Congress. Not only the party has lost badly in the state, it has managed to win just 7 seats independently which is even less than the regional party Apna Dal. It is time for serious thinking as Congress’ status in the country is going down with each election.

6:16 pm: The BJP and its alliance partners are ahead in 324 seats, he says.

6:12 pm: Credit of victory goes to PM Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, he says.

6:11 pm: Thanks to the people of UP for giving such a huge mandate to BJP, he says.

6:10 pm: BJP UP state president Keshav Prasad Maurya adddressing a press conference.

6:09 pm: Congress had made a mistake by not supportinng demonetisation: Arun Jaitley.

6:07 pm: In Punjab we ran good government with SAD. Will play role of good Opposition, he says.

6:06 pm: Demonetisation was supported by the people of the country, who rallied around the government, he says.

6:03 pm: Policies of the government was supported by the people of the country, helping us to perform well in Assembly polls, Arun Jaitley tells Times Now channel.

6:01 pm: BJP candidate Mukesh Verma defeats SP candidate Sanjay Kumar by 10,777 votes in Shikohabad constituency in UP. SP candidate Amitabh Bajpai defeats BJP candidate Salil Vishnoi by 5,723 votes in Arya Nagar.

5:56 pm: Goa Chief Minister LaxmikantParsekar resigns.

5:53 pm: BJP wins 13 seats in Goa, Cong 15, NCP 1, MGP 3, GFP 3 & Independent 3.

5:49 pm: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav submits his resignation to Governor Ram Naik

5:41 pm: Congress four seats ahead of Bhartiya Janata Party, NPF – 4, NPP-4 in Manipur.

5:39 pm: SP candidate Pinki Yadav defeats BJP candidate Narendra Singh by 21,126 votes in Asmoli constituency. SP candidate Mehboob Ali defeats BSP candidate Naushad Ali by 15,042 votes in Amroha constituency. BJP candidate Yogesh Dhama defeats BSP candidate Ahmed Hameed by 31,360 votes in Baghpat. BJP’s Dr. Girraj Singh Dharmesh defeats BSP’s Gutiyari Lal Duwesh by 4,6325 votes in Agra Cantonment.

5:36 pm: I want to quit fighting any type of election: Irom Sharmila after losing election in Manipur.

5:31 pm: BJP’s dominance in the state reflects in the fact that party has won all the nine seats in Agra and Bareilly each. In Aligarh the party has won all the seven seats while in Meerut BJP has won 6 out of 7 seats. In Meerut, former BJP state unit president Lakshmikant Bajpai lost to SP’s Rafiq Ansari by around 30,000 votes.

5:26 pm: Latest Trends in Manipur: BJP wins 20, Cong 23, NCP 4, NPF 3, LJP 1, AITC 1 & Independent 1

5:23 pm: BJP candidate Anupama Jaiswal defeats SP candidate Rubab Sayeda by 6,702 votes in Bahraich constituency. BJP candidate Surendra defeats SP candidate Jay Prakash Anchal by 17,077 votes in Bairia and in Badlapur, BJP candidate Ramesh Chandra Mishra defeats BSP candidate Lalji Yadava by 2,372 votes.

5:21 pm: As BJP and Congress are aiming for the top slot in the state, it seems that Manipur is headed towards a hung assembly. This is so far the best performance BJP has put up in the state. After winning elections in 2014, the saffron party gradually started to spread its wings in the North East. The party was able to win several hearts, a successful example of which were Assam elections where the party was able to form government. The party was not able to win a single seat five year ago and this is by far one of the biggest comebacks ever.

5:18 pm: Results for two Allahabad seats are out. BJP candidate Sidharth Nath Singh has defeated SP candidate Richa Singh by 25,336 votes in Allahabad West constituency. While in Allahabad North constituency, BJP candidate Harshvardhan Bajpai defeats Congress candidate Anugrah Narain Singh by 35,025 votes.

5:15 pm: Entering into alliance with Congress was not a wrong step, says Akhilesh Yadav

5:14 pm: BJP candidate Rajeev Singh “Parichha” defeats SP candidate Yashpal Singh Yadav by 16,837 votes in Babina constituency. BJP candidate Vikas Gupta defeats SP candidate Ayodhya Prasad by 51,965 in Ayah Shah. In a major news, Independent candidate Vinod Kumar defeats BJP candidate Pawan Kumar by 37,160 votes in Babaganj constituency.

5:11 pm: May be people of the state did not like Express Way but voted for bullet train, says Akhilesh Yadav.

5:08 pm: People of the state have helped Samajwadis, says CM.

5:07 pm: Have worked for the people of the state, he says

5:06 pm: We had given best possible lawa nd order in the state, says Akhilesh.


5:04 pm: If question on EVM was raised by BSP, then government should order a probe, he says,

5:02 pm: Accept the verdict of people with humility, says Akhilesh Yadav at a press conference

4:58 am: BJP candidate Ram Naresh Rawat defeats Congress candidate Shahab Sharan by 22,309 votes in Bachhrawan constituency. BJP candidate Ramesh Chandra defeats BSP candidate Bhimrao Ambedkar by 31,862 in Auraiya constituency.

4:54 pm: I congratulate Narendra Modi and the BJP on their victory in Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand: Rahul Gandhi,Congress vice president.

4:52 pm: Big loss for Samajwadi Party

4:47 pm: Carlos Almeida(BJP) wins from Vasco in Goa

4:44 pm: BJP’s Anil Rajbhar defeats SP candidate Anand Mohan(Guddu Yadav) by 54,259 votes in Shivpur constituency while Har Iram of Apna Dal (Soneylal) defeats BSP’s Vijay Singh Gond by a margin of 1,085 votes in Duddhi constituency.

4:40 pm: Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law AparnaYadav loses to BJP’s Rita Bahujuna Joshi by margin of 33,796 votes in Lucknow Cantt seat.

4:38 pm: BJP’s Kailash Nath Shukla defeats Congress candidate Zeba Rizwan by 18,659 votes in Tulsipur. Sanjay Pratap Jaiswal of BJP defeats BSP’s Rajendra Prasad Chaudhary by 21,805 votes in Rudhauli constituency. Ravi Kumar Sonkar of BJP defeats BSP candidate Doodhram by 25,884 votes in Mahadewa. BJP candidate Dr. Harendra Prasad Singh defeats SP candidate Shachindra Nath Tripathi by 24, 865 votes in Zafrabad.

4:36 pm: Patel Ramkumar Verma of BJP defeats Krishna Gopal Patel from SP by 46,123 votes in Nighasan. BJP candidate Manju Tyagi defeats SP candidate Meera Bano by 54,939 votes in Srinagar. Kunvar Madhvendra Pratap of BJP defeats Padamrag Singh Yadav of SP by 26,970 votes in Sawaijpur. BJP’s Dal Bahadur defeats Congress candidate Suresh Chaudhary by 16,055 votes in Salon constituency.

4:28 pm:  BSP candidate Manoj Kumar Pandey defeats BJP candidate Utkrist Maurya by 1,934 votes in Unchahar constituency. BJP candidate Pratibha Shukla defeats SP candidate Neeraj Singh by 28,729 votes in Akbarpur Raniya. SP candidate Hazi Irfan Solanki defeats BJP’s Suresh Awasthi by 5,826 votes Sishamau constituency. Chandrika Prasad Upadhyay of BJP defeats Veer Singh of SP by 26,936 votes in Chitrakoot.

4:25 pm: BJP’s RK Singh Patel defeats Congress candidate Sampat Pal by 44,464 votes in Manikpur. BJP’s Rajmani defeats Congress candidate Ram Kripal by 53,696 votes in Koraon constituency. BJP candidate Sharad Kumar Awasthi defeats SP candidate Arvinda Kumar Singh ‘gope’ by 22,727 votes in Ramnagar. Baijnath Rawat of BJP defeats Ram Magan Samajwadi Party by 33,520 votes in Haidergarh constituency.

4:20 pm: Latest Trends  in Manipur: BJP wins 18, Congress at 21, LJP 1, NPF 3, NPP 3.

4:17 pm: Velim and Canacona are the two assembly constituencies that are yet to be declared in Goa.

4:14 pm: BJP candidate Satyapal Singh Rathaur defeats SP candidate Rameshwar Singh Yadav by 13, 851 votes in Aliganj constituency. SP’s Omkar Singh defeats BSP’s Arshad Ali by 4,269 votes in Sahaswan. BJP’s Kishan Lal Rajpoot defeats SP candidate Hemraj Verma by 57,930 votes in Barkhera. BJP’s Babu Ram Paswan defeats SP’s Peetam Ram by 39,242 votes in Puranpur.

4:14 pm: I am taking the responsibility for the Congress’ defeat. There were shortcomings in my leadership, says Harish Rawat.

4:11 pm: Leads awaiting in four constituencies:  Vasco-Da-Gama( Largest constituency in terms of electorate), Canacona, Cortalim and Velim constituency.

4:09 pm:  BJP candidate Hemlata Diwakar defeats BSP candidate Kalicharan Suman by 65,296 votes in Agra Rural. BJP candidate Satya Pal Singh Baghel defeats BSP candidate Rakesh Babu by 56,070 votes in Tundla. BJP candidate Mukesh Verma defeats SP candidate Sanjay Kumar by 10,777 votes in Shikohabad constituency. SP candidate Hariom Yadav defeats BJP’s Jaiveer Singh by 10,676 votes in Sirsaganj.

4:07 pm: So far, results for 38 seats has been declared in Manipur. According to the latest trends, Congress has taken a lead. BJP is not far behind from the much popular CM Okram Ibobi’s party.

4:04 pm: BJP wins in 12 seats, Congress 14, NCP 1, MGP 3, GFP 3, Independent 2 in Goa.

3:59 pm: BJP’s Pramod Utwal defeats Congress candidate Deepak Kumar by 11, 253 votes in Purqazi constituency of UP. BJP candidate Om Kumar defeats Congress candidate Munnalal Premi by 23,151 votes in Nehtaur constituency. Kamlesh Saini of BJP defeats BSP candidate Mohammad Iqbal by 35,649 votes in Chandpur constituency.

3:56 pm: BJP wins 20 seats, Cong 18, LJP 1, NPF 3, NPP 3 in Manipur.

3:55 pm: Aldina Saldhana(BJP) wins Curtorim with 518 votes in Goa.

3:53 pm:  BJP President Amit Shah says that Bhartiya Janata Party will form government in Manipur. He also said that this ‘historic mandate’ will give a new direction to country’s politics. Giving all the credits to PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah said that this massive victory for BJP is a result of Prime Minister’s leadership.

3:50 pm: UP CM will be selected on the basis of ability, says Amit Shah.

3:48 pm: Move past Hindu-Muslim, a voter is a voter; politics of development should take place, he says

3:46 pm: We will form government in UP, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. Even in Punjab we got a good vote share: Amit Shah.

3:44 pm: Tomorrow, evening the party will honour PM Narendra Modi, after that decision on CMs will be taken, says Amit Shah.

3:42 pm: People accepted politics of performance; this historic mandate will take the country to new direction: Amit Shah.

3:41 pm: Voters have rejected nepotism, says Amit Shah

3:40 pm: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav will meet UP Governor Ram Naik at 6pm today.

3:37 pm: People of country have shown faith in PM Narendra Modi’s leadership, says Amit Shah.

3:35: It is the victory of leadership of PM Narendra Modi, he says.

3:34 pm: Victory in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh is historic, he says


3:33 pm: BJP president Amit Shah speaks to media persons. Thanks people for the mandate .

3:32 pm: Harish Rawat tenders resignation from the post of CM of Uttarakhand.

3:28 pm: In Uttarakhand, BJP wins 53 seats, Congress 10 till now.

3:25 pm: Latest trends in Manipur BJP leading in 17, Cong ahead in 16, NPF 3, Others 4.

3:23 PM: According to the latest data, BJP has won 260 seats and is likely to get around 300 seats in UP.

3:11 pm: Congress spokesperson Akhilesh Pratap loses from Rudrapur (UP) against BJP’s Jai Prakash Nishad.

3:06 pm: BJP has won 5 out of 6 seats in Badaun. One seat goes to Samajwadi Party. Party General Secretary Kailash Vijaywargia says, “The credit goes to Prime Minister Modi.”

3:02 pm: Bharatiya Janata Party wins 14 seats and is leading in 6 constituencies. Congress is leading in 6 constituencies in Manipur.

3:01 pm: Dr. Dharambir Agnihotri has won from Tarn taran in Punjab

2:55 pm: BJP secures majority with 38 seats, leading in 18 in Uttarakhand

2:52 pm: Nilesh Cabral (BJP) wins from Curchorem, Vishwajeet Rane (CON) wins from Valpoi in Goa.

2:47 pm: Parkash Singh Badal defeats Capt Amarinder Singh in Lambi, Punjab.

2:41 pm: Huge blow for BJP as state president Thounaojam Chaoba Singh trailing from Nambol.

2:37 pm: It’s all done and dusted for other political parties in UP as BJP has won 206 and now has surpassed that magical figure of 203 seats. The celebrations have started, it is a huge achievement given that they had 47 seats in previous assemblies.

2:36 pm: BJP’s Baba Gorakhnath has defeated Samajwadi Party’s Awadhesh Prasad in Milkipur. Yogi Adityanath says Mandir and development will go hand in hand in UP.

2:33 pm: PM Narendra Narendra Modi speaks to Captain Amarinder Singh, congratulates him on the win in Punjab

2:29 pm: BJP is giving a Congress a tough fight. Considering the fact that Congress has reigned in Manipur, the situation seems embarrassing for Okram Singh Ibobi. BJP’s Thongam Biswajit Singh, Salam Joy Singh and Pukhrem Sharatchandra Singh are leading from Thongju, Wangoi and Moirang districts respectively. Where as Congress’ Yengkhom Surchandra Singh, Kangujam Ranjit Singh and Thoudam Debendra Singh are leading from Kakching, Sugnu and Jiribam.

2:25 pm: This is how the figures look like in Manipur till now:

Source: EC

2:25 pm: BJP’s Baba Gorakhnath has defeated Samajwadi Party’s Awadhesh Prasad in Milkipur (UP).

2:21 pm: Samajwadi Party’s spokesperson Ghanshyam Tiwari has attacked media for playing a negative role in these elections:

2:18 pm: Latest trends in Manipur: BJP wins 15, Congress 14, NPF- 3, Others 4

2:15 pm: Tejpal Nagar wins by 82714 votes from Dadri. Meanwhile, Shivpal Yadav has won from Jaswant Nagar. He says, “I thank the people of Jaswant Nagar for my victory. Rest we accept people’s mandate.”

2:11 pm: Vishwajeet Rane(CONG) leads valpoi,Sidharth(BJP) leading Panjim,Rudolf(IND) from St. Cruz in Goa.

2:07 pm: This is the wave of change. People realised biggest hindrance in development of poor is SP, BSP and Congress in UP: Shrikant Sharma, BJP.

2:04 pm: Tomorrow I will submit my resignation to the Governor: Parkash Singh Badal.

1:59 pm: BJP’s L Susindro wins from Irom Sharmila’s hometown in Manipur, defeats Congress N Bijoy Singh by a margin of 2000 votes.

1:56 pm: Latest trend in Manipur: BJP wins 13, Congress 13, NPF 3, Others 3

1:52 pm: I thank the people of Jaswant Nagar for my victory. Rest we accept people’s mandate in UP : Shivpal Yadav, Samajwadi Party.

1:48 pm: Congress leading in Goa with 16 seats, followed by BJP(12) and Others (8).

1:45 pm: With more numbers coming in, regional parties are also making their presence felt in the state. However, in Ayodhya, BJP candidate Ved Prakash Gupta is leading SP’s Tej Narayan Pandey with over 30,000 votes. Arun Kumar is leading from Bareilly cantonment is leading with over 15,000 votes.

1:42 pm: BJP’s Neelkanth Tiwari is leading in Varanasi by 500 votes against Congress’ Rajesh Mishra. On the other hand, Mayawati challenges Prime Minister Narendra Modi to conduct repoll in Uttar Pradesh.

1:38 pm: Most votes in Muslim majority constituencies have gone to BJP, makes it evident that voting machines were manipulated: Mayawati.

1:36 pm: Either the EVMs did not accept votes other than BJP, or the votes of other parties have gone to BJP in the EVMs: Mayawati says while addressing media persons.


1:33 pm: BJP wins 10, Cong 10, NPF-3,Others 3 in Manipur.

1:31 pm: Sidhharth(BJP) leading in Panaji.

1:28 pm: Sudin Dhavlikar(MGP) leading by Madkai 2000+ Votes in Goa

1:25 pm: Irom Sharmila has said that she will never contest elections again, reports Indian Express.

1:23 pm: Union Minister Smriti Irani believes the win in UP is a result of PM Modi and Amit Shah’s hardwork. She said, “This is a win of Modiji’s leadership and Amit Shah ji’s hard work. It has broken all barriers of religion, caste, creed etc.”

1:21 pm: BJP Uttarakhand in-charge Shyam Jaju evaded the question whether the CM would be from elected MLAs or brought from outside. He said the CM will be a BJP member, according to ‘The Indian Express’ report.

1:19 pm: Latest trends show Bhartiya Janata Party show has won 8 seats and is leading in 12 where as Congress has won 10 seats and is leading with 15. Naga People’s Front has also bagged 3 seats and other parties have won 4 seats.


 1:15 pm: Samajwadi Party had a strong hold in Western UP but BJP against all the odds is leading in at least 59 seats from this region. On the other hand, SP-Congress alliance is leading from 13 seats.

1:10 PM: Reports are coming about a clash between media and administration in Baliya. police force was used to push media away from counting booths. They were reportedly having trouble in getting latest data and are now boycotting it.

1:08 PM: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says triple talaq isn’t about any religion or faith, it is about gender equality. That is why he talked about it in the past. He also said that people have voted against politics of entitlement:

1:06 pm: BJP’s Ritu Khanduri, Kedar Singh, Satpal Maharaj, Bharat Singh, Rajkumar Thukral, Yatishwaranand, Madan Kaushik, Dhan Singh Rawat, Dhan Singh Negi, Magan Lal Shah, Narayan Singh Rana are all leading in their respective seats in Uttarakhand.

1:05 pm: Most of the Congress turncoats trying their luck as BJP nominees this time including Harak Singh Rawat, Subodh Uniyal, Rekha Arya, Saurav Bahuguna, Pradeep Batra, Yashpal Arya and Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion are leading in their respective seats barring Shailendra Mohan Singhal and Shailarani Rawat who are trailing in Jaspur and Kedarnath constituencies respectively.

1:04 pm: The BJP is leading in 55 seats in the 70-member Uttarakhand Assembly, while ruling Congress was
racing ahead in 11, except Chief Minister Harish Rawat who lost Haridwar (Rural) seat.


1:01 pm:  BJP’s Tejender Nirwal wins from Shamli in UP. Suresh Rana has won from Thana Bhawan while Samajwadi Part’s Nahid Hassan has won from Kairana.

12:57 pm: Gaurav Bhatia says Narendra Modi is the undisputed leader of India and Amit Shah has done a tremendous job. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says the new vote is for new hope.

12:55 pm: BJP’s Thakur Dheerendra Singh has won from Jewar by a huge margin of 22,000 votes. BJP’s Anil Rabhar has won from Shivpur seat while the party continues to lead in all the nine seats of Varanasi.

12:53 pm: BJP wins 12 seats, leading in 43 constituencies in Uttarakhand.

12:48 pm: Etawah has been a happy hunting ground for Samajwadi Party. It is the home district of Mulayam Singh but BJP’s Sarita Bhadauriya has taken slight lead over Ramgopal Yadav’s close aide Kuldeep Gupta ‘Santu’.

12:46 pm: In Goa, Congress currently leading in 13 seats, BJP in 9 and Others 6.

12:43 pm: Ravi Naik(Cong) almost certain to win Ponda in Goa.

12:41 pm: BJP has won 4 seats in Uttarakhand.

12:39 pm: BJP’s Rajeev Kumar has defeated Samajwadi Party’s Jagram Singh from Dhanaura in UP. Also, BJP’s Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary has won won in Mathura’s Chhata by 70000 votes.

12:37 pm: Contrary to what is happening in the rest of states, Congress is going strong in Manipur. The party has recorded its eighth seat and as of now, has left BJP behind.

12:35 pm: Former Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna’s younger son Saurabh Bahuguna of BJP is leading by 26, 390 in Sitarganj seat in Uttarakhand.

12:32 pm: Captain Amarinder Singh wins from Patiala by 51,000 votes. He is all set to become next chief minister of Punjab.

12:31 pm: Swati Singh is leading from Sarojini Nagar (UP) by 43,000 votes. She is leading against Anurag Yadav by 26,000 votes.

12:28 pm: CM Harish Rawat loses election from both seats in Uttarakhand

12:24 pm: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh hails people of Uttarakhand.

12:21 pm: Congress has won its fifth seat in Manipur.

12:18 pm: K Joykisan Singh wins from Thangmeiband (Goa) and has beaten Jyotin Waikhom by 157 votes.

12:16 pm: Vijay (GF) wins back Fatorda in Goa.

12:14 pm: Congress Vetran Pratapsingh Rane wins Poriem by 4066 votes in Goa polls.

12:12 pm: Congress seals fourth seat from Tipaimukh (st) with Congress’ Dr. Chaltonlien Amo defeating BJP’s Lallukhum Fimate in Manipur. Surprisingly, NPF’s K Leishiyo has beaten BJP’s Somi Awungshi by more than 4000 votes in Phungyar (st) constituency.

12:07 pm: This is our New Year’s gift to Sonia Gandhi, Rahul GAndhi and Captain Amarinder Singh, says Navjot Singh Sidhu after Congress leading in most seats in Punjab.

12:05 pm: Rajnath Singh’s son Pankaj Singh has taken a huge lead in Noida.

12:03 pm: Navjot Singh Sidhu speaks to media persons, says Arvind Kejriwal uses his paid “pappu” gangs to troll people

12:01 pm: Congress wins another seat with Muhammad Abdul Nasir Muhammad Abdul Nasir in Manipur.

11:58 am: Harish Rawat loses election from Haridwar Rural in Uttarkhand.

11:57 am: BJP is leading on 54 seats, Congress is ahead on 12 constituencies. Others are leading on 4 seats.

11:56 am: Heikam Dingo Singh from Bhartiya Janata Party has won against Congress’ K Devendro Singh with a margin of over 2000 votes in Manipur.

11:55 am: BJP’s Ramapati Shastri has won from Mankapur. Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh says the historic mandate to BJP shows people have supported PM Modi’s policies.

11:54 am: Rajnath Singh’s son Pankaj Singh is leading from Noida with 61,382 votes. Samajwadi Party’s Sunil Chaudhary is on second spot with 20,373 votes while BSP’s Ravikant Mishra on third spot with 9276 votes.

11:45 am: Harish Rawat is leading by 1287 in Kichha seat in Uttarakhand.

11:43 am: Two more wins for BJP in UP. Ashok Chandel has won from Harimpur while Manisha Anuragi emerges victorious from Rath.

11:41 am: Today nation is standing with PM Modi. This is the victory of people of UP and Uttarakhand, says Union Minister Piyush Goyal.

11:38 am: Dayanand Sopte Returns to Assembly as Giant Killer defeating Goa Chief Minister.

11:35 am: Yogi Adityanath says that BJP will deliver everything it has promised in the mandate. He added that Chief Minister will be decided party’s national leadership.

11:33 am: Harish Rawat is also trailing by 2509 in Kichha seat in Uttarakhand.

11:28 am: Senior Congress leader Rajiv Shukhla says, “We respect the mandate, but development has lost and votebank politics has won.

11:27 am: It looks like Navjot Singh Sidhu is winning in Amritsar East. Although, it has to be seen, if he is included in the cabinet.

11: 26 am: First win for BJP in UP as Kunwar Brijesh Singh wins from Deoband.

11:24 am: Rajesh Patnekar (BJP) wins Bicholim (Goa), major gain for BJP.

11:21 am: Bhartiya Janata Party’s Rajam Singh has won from Konthoujam seat in Manipur Assembly polls and has left behind K Sharat Singh with a massive gap of 4000 votes.

11:18 am: Currently Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in 311 seats. While the tally for SP-Congress alliance has come down to 62 seats. Mayawati’s BSP has been handed over a major blow too and leads in just 22.

11:16 am: BJP’s Yatishwaranand is leading by 10, 995 over Harish Rawat in Uttarakhand Polls.

11:14 am: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that electorates have embraced the BJP’s vision.

11:11 am:  SAD-turned Congress candidate Inderbir Bolaria leading by 5256 votes in Amritsar South

11:09 am: In Punjab, Congress leading in 72 seats, AAP 23 and SAD-BJP in 21 seats.

11:07 am: Naga People’s Front (NPF) and National People’s Party (NPP) are ahead in two seats each and an independent candidate in one seat in Manipur, trends from 17 out of 60 member Assembly seats show.

11:03 am: A Congress victory looks imminent, according to the trends in Punjab.

11:01 am: Big Samajwadi leaders and Ministers in Akhilesh government, Arvind Singh Gope and Tej Narain are trailing from their constituencies in UP polls.

10:59 am: Saffron Party started to establish its roots in the North East after it came to power in 2014. With its win in Assam in 2016, the party is confident of spreading its wings in the other eastern states. A win in Manipur will be a huge blow for Congress which has ruled in the state for 3 terms in a row.

10:57 am: Milind Naik leads by narrow Margin of 140 Votes in Goa polls.

10:55 am: In a war where everyone focused on BJP and Samajwadi Party, the real losers are turning about to be Congress and BSP. While BSP’s tally has come down from 80 to 20 in 5 years, Congress too has failed to save itself despite forming an alliance with SP. Both these parties now face an existential crisis.

10:53 am: Union Minister Ravi Shakar Prasad has thanked the people of Uttar Pradesh for voting in favour of BJP. He also called Samajwadi Party and Congress opportunist for forming an alliance.

10:51 am: BJP leading in 13 seats, Congress in 11 in Manipur. Saffron party seems to be giving a tough fight to Congress. Congress was swept by BJP in 2014 elections but it seems that people continue to invest their trust in CM Okram Ibobi Singh.

10:49 am: Ganesh Gaonkar (BJP) loses to Deepak pawaskar(MGP) of sanvordem in Goa Asembly Polls.

10:47 am: Senior Congress minister Indira Hridayesh is trailing in her home constituency Haldwani.

10:45 am: Celebrations are going on in BJP’s Kanpur party office. Meanwhile, in a major news, Akhilesh Yadav will meet the governor at 2 PM.

10:43 am: In Haridwar Rural, Harish Rawat is trailing by 6011 to BJP’s Yatishwarnand.

10:41 am: Activist Irom Sharmila had been fasting for past 16 years against AFSPA, an act which allows centre to deploy special forces in Manipur. Sharmila’s party PRJA was debuting in the state elections this time and has lost against long time CM Okram Ibobi Singh.

10:39 am:  BJP UP Chief Keshav Prasad Maurya says no decision has been taken over the new state Chief Minister. He says the final decision will be taken by national president and will be welcomed by all.

10:37 am: Even though the alliance with Samajwadi Party hasn’t worked for Congress, they are not losing hope. Havans and prayers are being conducted for party’s win.

10:35 am: BJP is now leading in 298 seats while SP-Congress alliance is struggling with lead in 75 seats.

10:33 am: BJP candidate Satpal Maharaj leading from Chaubattakhal seat in Uttarakhand.

10:28 am: Irom Sharmila loses in Thoubal to Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh in Manipur polls.

10:25 am: Celebrations have already started at Captain Amarinder Singh’s residence after superb performance by Congress in Punjab. It just so happens that the CM candidate also celebrates his birthday today.

10:22 am: Yogi Adityanath says that people of Uttar Pradesh have chosen development by voting for BJP. He can be a top CM candidate if BJP wins in the state.

10:20 am: Emerging numbers reveal a neck to neck fight between the two major parties. Congress-12; BJP-11; Others 5; Irom Sharmila’s PRJA -0.

10:18 am: In Uttarakhand, Congress has taken lead on 16 seats.

10:15 am: In Goa, Glen Ticolo (BJP) leads Aldona, Fransic D’Souza leads By 4500+ Votes, Govind Gaude leads By 3297 Votes in Priol. AAP CM Canditate Elvis is trailing 1600 votes

10:13 am: Punjab Congress vice-president Sunil Jakhar trailing from Abohar by 3485 votes

10:11 am: BJP is currently leading in over 280 seats. This is a huge gain for the party as they won only 47 seats in 2012.

10:09 am: Congress leads with 63 seats. AAP falls way short of exit poll predictions.

10:08 am: More bad news for Congress in Uttarkhand. Harish Rawat is trailing in Kiccha Assembly constituency.

10:07 am: A record turnout was seen at Manipur elections this time around. Despite the fact that several districts had to go for repolling, people have come out in great numbers to cast their vote.

10:05 am: In UP, Nahid Hasan is leading with over 1000 votes over BJP’s Mriganka Singh from Kairana where mass exodus of Hindu families was alleged by BJP. In another riot-hit area Muzaffarnagar, BJP is leading.

10:03 am: BJP is leading in 8 seats in Varanasi. The overall trends suggest that BJP is leading in 277 seats while SP-Congress alliance is leading in 80 seats in UP.

10:01 am: Congress is leading on 14 seats. A tough battle ahead for the party in Uttarakhand.

9:59 am: In Goa, Congress leading in 8 seats,BJP in 7 and others in 4.

9:57 am:  BJP’s Jogendra Pal Singh Rautela is leading in Haldwani (Uttarakhand).

9:56 am: Francisco Manuel Silveira(Cong) Leading in St. Andre , Vishwajit Pratapsingh Rane(CONG) leading in Valpoi in Goa.

9:55 am: Congress has reigned in Manipur since 15 years and with BJP leading in the early trends it is not unclear if the people of Manipur are mesmerised by Narendra Modi’s charisma and will vote for his party or if they will choose Irom Sharmila’s PRJA and support her in her cause. It could also be that Congress converts its vote into a being victory as predicted in the exit polls.

9:53 am: BJP-9; Congress – 7; Others at 4 in Manipur. It’s a close fight between BJP and Congress. BJP seems to be giving a tough fight to long term rulling party Congress. Unfortunately, Irom Sharmila’s PRJA is continuing to trail.

9:50 am: In Punjab, HS Phoolka (AAP) trailing by 1667 votes from Dakha. Sitting MLA Manpreet Ayali (SAD) ahead.


9:48 am: Here are some leaders who are ahead from their constituencies in UP:
Azamgarh – Durga Prasad (SP)
Madhuban – Dara Singh (BJP)
Mau – Mukhtar Ansari (BJP)
Mirzapur – Parvez Khan (BSP)
Shamli – Pankaj Kumar (Congress)
Meerut Cantt – Satya Prakash (BJP)

9:45 am: With BJP leading in over 220 seats, it is celebrations already in Lucknow

9:42 am: Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar loses Mandrem seat

9:40 am: In UP, Shivpal Yadav is leading from Jaswant Nagar seat.

9:38 am: More numbers have emerged from the North East state. The figure stands at 8 for BJP while Congress stands at 6. Figures for ‘others”stands at 2.

9:35 am: Congress leading in 6 seats in Goa, BJP 5, Others3

9: 33 am: AAP has a lead according to EC is Bhadaur where its candidate Pirmal Singh Dhaula is leading

9:30 am: BJP’s lead goes up to 44 in Uttarakhand. Congress is ahead on 12 seats.

9:28 am: Chief Minister Harish Rawat is now trailing from Haridwar Rural seat.

9:25 am: BJP is now leading in 200 seats. The dream now looks like a reality.

9:23 am: In Punjab, Congress gaining serious momentum in early trends, leads with 40 seats, while AAP sits on 19. SAD-BJP alliance: 14.

9:21 am: BJP is leading on 41 seats in Uttarakhand.

9:20 am: Laxmikant Y Parsekar(BJP) Leading in Mandrem (Goa).

9:17 am:  BJP is now leading in 187 seats in Uttar Pradesh and is reaching towards the magical figure of 203 seats.

9:14 am: The 89-year-old Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is locked in a triangular contest with Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh and journalist-turned-politician Jarnail Singh of the AAP in his pocket borough of Lambi

9:12 am: Irom Sharmila talking about the exit polls today said “What we really need to be is the power to bring the change and make the difference from dark to light. In case of my defeat, I want to try in 2019 election,”.

9:08 am: BJP-Congress leading in two seats each in Goa.

9:05 am: Congress curently leading in 30 seats, AAP in 10 and SAD in 6.

9:02 am: Shots have been fired and things are not looking good for Samajwadi Party. SP leader Madhukar Jaitley blames Akhilesh Yadav for “mistreating Netaji”. He says a loss in UP will be because of this while speaking to News X.

9:00 am: SP MLA Gayatri Prajapati who was in news for all the wrong reasons is leading from Amethi:

08:58 am: “I want to see the defeat of the Badals in front of my eyes: Bhagwant Mann on his way to the counting centre in Jalalabad.

8:55 am:  BJP continues to dominate to 102 seats while SP-Congress alliance ahead on 20 seats.

8:52 am: No leads still received from Goa. Stay tuned. The inputs will be declared soon.  The counting is expected to be concluded by 12 pm.

8: 49 am: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is leading from Lambi.

8:47 am: Navjot Singh Sidhu leading in Amritsar East. Sukhbir Singh Badal is trailing from Jalalabad.

8:45 am: BJP  is leading in 57 seats, SP-Congress alliance is leading in 15 seats while BSP is ahead on 11 seats.

8:42 am: The trends show that Irom Sharmila who is doing a debut at state elections today is trailing in the state. Irom Sharmila, while casting her vote in the first phase of elections had said that she is confident of her win. If Congress wins the elections this time around it would be their 4th term in a row.

8:40 am: Capt. Amarinder Singh is contesting from two seats: Patiala and Lambi where he takes on the sitting chief minister.

 8:38 am: As per the latest numbers, BJP has taken a massive lead and is currently ahead in 32 seats while SP-Congress alliance is ahead on 12 seats. BSP is leading in 7 seats as well.

8:35 am: The initial numbers are very positive for Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party. It is leading in 20 seats while SP-Congress alliance is ahead on 10.

8:32 am: Elections in the state were held in the state on 4th and 8th of March, CEO V K Dewangan today said that despite logistical difficulties due to the ongoing economic blockade elections were completed smoothly.

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8:28 am: A total of 15 counting centres have been set up across Uttarakhand and deployment of security personnel and counting personnel made as per specifications of the Election Commission, Chief Electoral Officer Radha Raturi said.

8:25 am: Results have just started coming in Punjab. SAD-BJP leading in 1, Congress in  2 and AAP leading in 2 seats.

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8:22 am: Mukhtar Ansari is a current MLA from Mau but swicthed from SP to BSP right before the elections. BJP is leading in 5 seats, Sp-Congress alliance in 2 while BSP leading in 3 seats.

8:18 am: BSP’s Mukhtar Ansari is leading from Mau. Currently, BJP is leading in 2 seats.

8:15 am: So, the first numbers are out in UP. BJP is leading from Sahranpur, Bahujan Samaj party is ahead from Mau while Congress-SP alliance is also ahead on one seat.

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8:12 am: The counting for the Goa polls will be in two parts. First phase of counting will have 10 seats in each of the two districts, totalling twenty. CM Laxmikant Parsekar’s constituency of Mandrem is in the first phase of counting.

8:10 am: In Punjab, Bhagwant Mann is expected to be the Chief Ministerial candidate for Aam Adami Party, if they manage a clean victory.

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8:08 am: The voting will decide the fate of 403 assembly seats in UP. Chanakya has predicted about 285 seats for BJP which is a massive number.

8: 06am: Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday said that the exit polls are other survey are all bogus and unrelaible. He said that all the surveys are meant to improve the Television Rating Point (TRP)

8:00am: Counting of votes begin in all five states.

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7:40 am: “Counting is the conclusion of the long drawn electoral process, which the commission had launched on January 4. Voters’ political choice must be correctly reflected during the counting process and ensured that the counting is done transparently according to the rules, free from any kind of malpractices. First stage was bringing Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) from the polling stations to the strong room. These strong rooms are under the protection and security cover of central police forces. They are covered by CCTVs, televisions and LED facilities. Political parties and candidates have also been given an opportunity to keep an eye on the strong rooms, so, that there is no malpractice done,” the Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi has said.

7:30 am: Trends for the five states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur are expected to be available by 11AM today.

7:25 am: The poll body’s website will start functioning at 8.00 in the morning and it would provide comparative analysis of results with 2012 polls, besides constituency wise, party wise and candidate wise trends.

7:20 am : The Election Commission (EC) has issued guidelines on security arrangements for counting of votes, and has also set up facilities for disseminating trends and results of elections of five assemblies.

7:00 am:  Here are a few scenes from outside of Arvind Kejriwal’s party office.

6:40 am: A three-tier security arrangement has been made in and around the counting centres.

6:30 am: Only central forces will be deployed inside the counting centres while local police will be deployed in the outer circle and forces from other states will be around the centres to prevent entry of any unauthorised persons. A senior magistrate will be posted at the entrance to control the crowd and regulate the entry.

6:20 am: The 100-metre area around a counting premise or campus is to be demarcated as pedestrian zone and no vehicles shall be allowed within this perimeter. Additional CCTV cameras will be installed at locations from where the carrying of EVMs from strong rooms to the counting hall can be effectively monitored.

6:15 am: In Goa, votes will be counted at two centres in North and South Goa to declare the winners in 40 seats. In Manipur, counting of votes will be held for 60 seats.

6:10 am: Votes will be counted at 54 centers in 27 locations set up for election to 117-member Punjab Assembly.

6:05 am: In Uttar Pradesh which has a 403-member assembly, 78 counting centres have been set up in 75 districts. 15 counting centres have been established in Uttarakhand where the Assembly strength is 70 .

6:00 am: Counting of votes will start at 8 AM tomorrow. Tens of thousands of central forces personnel were being deployed at the polling centres, including 20,000 personnel in Uttar Pradesh.

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