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Election results day comes to an end

election results Updated: Mar 11, 2017 23:12 IST

BJP workers and supporters, wearing the mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, celebrate the party’s victory in the assembly elections, at party headquarters in New Delhi.(PTI)

Thank you for following our live blog on results day. To recap, the Bharatiya Janata Party won stunning election victories in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Saturday, a personal triumph for Prime Minister Narendra Modi that could now ensure his party’s near-domination of politics in India.

The results routed the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance, as well as the Bahujan Samaj Party, once a dominant power in a state where the BJP last ruled in 2002.

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The BJP and Congress were neck-and-neck in Manipur and Goa where smaller parties will now hold the balance of power.

For the Congress, some consolation came from Punjab, where the party rode anti-incumbency to decisively boot out the Akali Dal-BJP alliance.For AAP supremo and Delhi chief minster Arvind Kejriwal, the poll results punctured his national ambitions for now.

For comprehensive reports, analyses, maps and data interactives, follow our complete election coverage here.

First Published: Mar 11, 2017 23:10 IST