Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha Election Result: The Bharatiya Janata Party has won comfortable victory in Uttar Pradesh, the state where it created a record by winning 71 of 80 Lok Sabha seats in 2014. The BJP managed to negate the combined force of Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party Mahagathbhan and the Congress-led UPA. The BJP was ahead on 59 seats, SP+BSP on 21 and Congress on just one seat till reports last filtered in. PM Narendra Modi has retained Varanasi seat. On the other hand, Union Minister Smriti Irani recorded a stunning victory over Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi.
Exit polls had also predicted that the BJP will win in Uttar Pradesh in 2019.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath thanked voters for their trust in BJP. “Alert voters have rejected the ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) of opposition parties. It is high time for the opposition to introspect and shun politics of negativity,” Adityanath told PTI.