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BJP’s UP vote share more than 40%, show early trends

election results Updated: Mar 12, 2017 19:19 IST

The Modi juggernaut appeared unstoppable as the BJP led in 305 of Uttar Pradesh’s 403-seat assembly. Early counting showed the party’s vote share in UP to be more than 40% (the BJP got 42% votes in Lok Sabha elections in 2014). Analyses of the data indicated that the BJP not only held on to its traditional support base but expanded its appeal among a cross section of castes and sub-castes that traditionally voted for the Samajwadi Party and the BSP.

First Published: Mar 11, 2017 12:21 IST