Election Results highlights: BJP dominates 2022 semifinal before 2024 battle
Election 2022 Results highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed BJP workers after the party's win in UP, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.
Election Results 2022 Live Updates: An impressive performance by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in assembly elections has helped it retain power in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa, while a relatively newer Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has snatched Punjab from Congress's claws. In UP, the combination of PM Modi and chief minister Yogi Adityanath has worked wonders, with BJP looking set to win over 250 seats in the 403-member assembly. The AAP, on the other hand, has made a giant leap in Punjab as it won three-fourths of seats in the 117-member assembly.
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Most of the exit polls predicted a clear victory for the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh and Manipur, an edge in Uttarakhand, and a close contest in Goa. Congress was betting against the exit poll results for Punjab, where it was incumbent, and hoping that the neck-to-neck fight in Goa and Uttarakhand, as predicted by the pollsters, turned out in its favour. But BJP has been successful in keeping Congress out of power in all those states.
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Mar 11, 2022 12:12 AM IST
Fadnavis leads BJP to victory in Goa, may see a bigger role at national level
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) performance “beyond expectations” in Goa has helped former chief minister and senior leader Devendra Fadnavis, who was the Assembly election in-charge for the coastal state, gain some political heft within the ranks and strengthen his position at the national level. Full story
Mar 10, 2022 11:53 PM IST
Watch: Channi, Sidhu, Dhami, Rawat: How BJP, Cong stalwarts bit the dust in 2022 polls
Saffron tsunami in Uttar Pradesh and AAP wave in Punjab, the 2022 assembly elections brought in a heap of surprises. Punjab and Uttarakhand chief ministers turned out to be the biggest losers this election season. Hindustan Times has put together a list of stalwarts and star campaigners across party lines who lost big time in the 2022 assembly elections. Watch this video to know more. Watch video here
Mar 10, 2022 11:18 PM IST
Mulayam's daughter-in-law and BJP leader Aparna Yadav meets Yogi Adityanath
Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav, who had recently joined the BJP, met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Thursday with her daughter and congratulated him over the party's victory.
Mar 10, 2022 10:57 PM IST
BJP in Telangana would take inspiration from the party's victories in U.P, says state chief
“The BJP in Telangana would take inspiration from the party's victories in Uttar Pradesh and other states and strive to win the assembly poll next year in the southern state”, says the party's state unit chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar
Mar 10, 2022 10:25 PM IST
Assure all support from Centre for Punjab's welfare: PM Modi to AAP
“I would like to congratulate AAP for their victory in the Punjab elections. I assure all possible support from the Centre for Punjab’s welfare,” tweets PM Modi
Mar 10, 2022 10:04 PM IST
Watch: BJP celebrates victory in four states
Victory celebrations at party headquarters on BJP's landslide victory in Assembly Elections 2022. Watch full video
Mar 10, 2022 09:47 PM IST
UP deputy CM Keshav Maurya loses in Sirathu
UP deputy CM Keshav Maurya loses to SP candidate Pallavi Patel in Sirathu by a margin of over 7,000 votes
Mar 10, 2022 09:28 PM IST
Maha Vikas Aghadi unaffected by poll results, says Aaditya Thackeray
"I congratulate all those who have won including AAP in Punjab. We are taking the results positively. We will expand our party base in UP and will see good results after 5 years. There will be no effect of the results on Maha Vikas Aghadi: Aaditya Thackeray
Mar 10, 2022 09:11 PM IST
Poll verdict in four states shows people want Modi to be PM again in 2024: Vijayvargiya
“Poll verdict in four states shows people want Modi to be PM again in 2024,” says Kailash Vijayvargiya
Mar 10, 2022 08:30 PM IST
On Ukraine war, PM Modi says India, on 'peace's side', has 'connections with countries involved'
“It is unfortunate that even when thousands of Indian students, Indian citizens were stranded in Ukraine, there was talk of breaking the morale of the country. These people also tried to malign Operation Ganga. This is a big concern for the future of India,” PM Modi said.
Mar 10, 2022 08:27 PM IST
Punjab elections 2022 final results: AAP - 92, Congress - 18
The Aam Aadmi Party has won 92 seats in the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections, limiting the incumbent Congress to 18. Bharatiya Janata Party bagged two seats while Shiromani Akali Dal won from three assembly constituencies. One seat each was won by an independent candidate and BSP.
Mar 10, 2022 08:24 PM IST
Goa elections 2022 final results: BJP wins 20, Congress 11
BJP won 20 seats and Congress won 11, while Aam Aadmi Party and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak bagged two each in Goa assembly elections. Goa Forward Party and Revolutionary Goans Party won one seat each. Two seats were won by independent candidates.
Mar 10, 2022 08:12 PM IST
UP election results have decided 2024: PM Modi
“I would also say today that after the 2019 election results, some political experts had said that the 2017 results decided the 2019 results. I believe this time also he will say that the results of 2022 have decided the results of 2024,” PM Modi said.
Mar 10, 2022 08:03 PM IST
Election results: PM Modi on BJP vote share, exit polls
PM Modi highlighted the increase in BJP's vote share in Manipur, Uttar Pradesh and Goa, even after being incumbent. He said all exit polls were proven incorrect in Goa, and the people of Goa have given BJP the chance to serve them for the third consecutive time.
Mar 10, 2022 07:57 PM IST
PM Modi on BJP win in 4 states, ‘Holi has come early’
“BJP workers had promised me that Holi would begin from 10th March this year, and they have kept their promise. These workers worked 24x7 and were successful in winning the trust of the people across states,” PM Modi said.
Mar 10, 2022 07:52 PM IST
Watch: PM Modi addresses BJP workers at party headquarters in New Delhi
“Today is a day of excitement, a day of celebration. This festival is for the democracy of India. I congratulate all the voters who took part in these elections. I thank the voters for their decision,” PM Modi told the gathering at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
Mar 10, 2022 07:45 PM IST
Election results stamp on schemes launched by PM Modi: Nadda
BJP chief JP Nadda said the election results have put a stamp on the schemes launched by PM Modi.
"The contribution made by the people of India in this shows that the programs run by the Prime Minister, the policies run by him have been approved by the people," Nadda said.
Mar 10, 2022 07:29 PM IST
PM Modi arrives at BJP headquarters, to address party workers shortly
A visibly elated Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi to address the party workers after victories in four states. Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari are also present along with BJP national president JP Nadda.
Mar 10, 2022 07:18 PM IST
'Change is unavoidable if we need to succeed': Shashi Tharoor
Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said it is time to reform "our organisational leadership in a manner that will reignite those ideas and inspire the people."
He wrote, "One thing is clear - Change is unavoidable if we need to succeed."
Mar 10, 2022 07:16 PM IST
UP election results: Yogi Adityanath tweets pics with Modi, Shah
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted his pictures with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah on the historic win in assembly elections.
"This overwhelming majority is the seal of the people's unwavering faith in the prime minister's public welfare policies," wrote Adityanath on Twitter. "Jai Shri Ram!"
Mar 10, 2022 07:02 PM IST
Did not manage to convert hard work into votes: Priyanka Gandhi
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi said people's opinion is paramount in a democracy, adding that the party did not manage to convert hard work into votes.
Mar 10, 2022 06:56 PM IST
'Don't think he has the strength...' Smriti Irani's dig at Rahul Gandhi
"I don't think he has the 'damkham'(strength) to learn from his mistakes...In UP, it was said that Priyanka (Gandhi) will infuse new life into the party, instead she destroyed it," Union Min Smriti Irani said while reacting to Congress's Rahul Gandhi's "We will learn from our mistakes" tweet.
Mar 10, 2022 06:51 PM IST
Goa election results: BJP comes up with '20+3+2' formula to form govt
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis revealed the formula of forming government in Goa. He said the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) has given a letter of support to the BJP.
"Three independent MLAs have also supported us. So now we are 20+3+2 =25. There is a possibility that more candidates will join us. So we are forming the government," Fadnavis said.
Mar 10, 2022 06:21 PM IST
PM Modi to address BJP workers from Party HQ in Delhi: Report
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address BJP workers from the party headquarters in New Delhi at around 7pm, reported news agency ANI quoting sources. BJP national president JP Nadda has arrived at BJP Headquarters after the party succeeded in retaining power in four states of Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Goa.
Mar 10, 2022 06:08 PM IST
How Jeevan Jyot Kaur defeated Sidhu, Majithia
With Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu and former Akali minister Bikram Singh Majithia face-to-face in Amritsar East, everyone assumed it was a two-cornered contest between two heavyweights. No one thought AAP's Jeevan Jyot Kaur, a low-profile leader and a greenhorn, could topple two giants with such a huge margin. Read full story here
Mar 10, 2022 05:52 PM IST
UP CM Yogi Adityanath arrives at BJP office in Lucknow
Mar 10, 2022 05:44 PM IST
G-23 leaders to convene meet in next 48 hours: Report
Upset with results and rapid decline of Congress in the Assembly elections in five states, the so-called G-23 leaders will convene meet in the next 48 hours, reported ANI quoting a senior leader.
Mar 10, 2022 05:42 PM IST
'Punjab has overcome identity politics': AAP's Jeevanjot Kaur who toppled Sidhu and Majithia
"It's the victory of the people of Punjab. My ticket was announced around Decemeber 3...Got positive indication during door-to-door campaigns that Punjab has overcome identity politics," said Jeevanjot Kaur, AAP's winning candidate from Amritsar East.
Mar 10, 2022 05:10 PM IST
On AAP's win in Punjab, Khattar says water, pollution issues will rise
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that water and pollution issues will rise as AAP will be neighbours in Delhi and Punjab. He said Congress's presence is still more than AAP even as people are losing interest in Congress's ideology.
“There's a conflict between Punjab-Haryana for the water issue and between Delhi-Haryana for water supply. We'll see how they rule,” Haryana CM and BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar.
Mar 10, 2022 04:52 PM IST
‘I can't understand’: Harish Rawat on BJP's win
Former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat acknowledged that Congress's campaign strategy was insufficient and efforts were a little less to win over the public. Expressing surprise over people's continued support for BJP, Rawat said he can't understand people saying 'BJP zindabaad' despite massive inflation.
Mar 10, 2022 04:10 PM IST
Sonia Gandhi to call party meet soon over election results, says Congress
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said the results of five states have come against the expectations of the party but "we accept that we failed to get the blessings of the people."
"Sonia Gandhi has decided to convene Congress Working Committee meeting soon to introspect the results."
Mar 10, 2022 04:02 PM IST
'It's a sensitive question': BJP leader Vishwajit Rane on Pramod Sawant's future as Goa CM
Responding to whether Pramod Sawant will continue as the chief minister of Goa, BJP leader Vishwajit Rane said, “I don't know, it's a sensitive question.”
Mar 10, 2022 03:48 PM IST
'We will learn from this', Rahul Gandhi says after Congress loses Punjab, fails to gain ground in other states
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi “humbly” accepted the people's verdict as the party lost Punjab to Aam Aadmi Party and failed to gain ground in other states.
"Humbly accept the people’s verdict. Best wishes to those who have won the mandate. My gratitude to all Congress workers and volunteers for their hard work and dedication. We will learn from this and keep working for the interests of the people of India," he wrote on Twitter.
Mar 10, 2022 03:28 PM IST
BJP's Asim Arun breaches Samajwadi fort, wins from Kannauj Sadar
Former police commissioner Asim Arun has won from the Kannauj Sadar constituency, breaching the SP bastion where Akhilesh's party has not lost since 1996. Arun had quit as commissioner of Kanpur to join BJP a week before the elections were announced. He won by 6000 votes.
Mar 10, 2022 03:23 PM IST
‘Will make an India where no student has to go to Ukraine’: Kejriwal
“We will make an India where no student has to go to Ukraine to study medicine...With these results people showed that Kejriwal is not a terrorist but a real 'Desh Bhakt',” AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said addressing a gathering in Delhi.
Mar 10, 2022 03:11 PM IST
Kejriwal says victory of AAP showed he's not a terrorist
Addressing a gathering after a sweep in Punjab, Arvind Kejriwal said that the results showed that he's not a terrorist as claimed by his rivals.
“'Punjab waalo tussi kamaal kar ditta', we all love you, Punjab. The results are a massive 'Inquilaab', big seats have shaken up,” he said.
Mar 10, 2022 02:34 PM IST
Kejriwal offers prayers at Hanuman Temple in Delhi as AAP sweeps Punjab
Mar 10, 2022 02:18 PM IST
Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal accepts mandate with 'total humility'
Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said that his party accepts the mandate given by voters of Punjab with 'total humility'. Congratulating AAP and Bhagwant Mann, Badal said he is sure they “will live up to people's expectations”.
Mar 10, 2022 02:10 PM IST
Punjab election results: Mann to take oath in Khatkar Kalan, birthplace of Bhagat Singh
Mann repeated AAP's pre-poll promise that there will be no picture of chief ministers in government offices.
"Only picture of Saheed Bhagat Singh and Baba Saheb Ambedkar will be in offices. I will take oath in Khatkar Kalan, the birthplace of Bhagat Singh, instead of taking oath in Raj Bhawan," he said.
Mar 10, 2022 02:01 PM IST
Mann lists big losers of Punjab assembly elections
"...Bade Badal Sahib has lost, Sukhbir (Badal) has lost from Jalalabad, Captain has lost from Patiala, Sidhu and Majithia are also losing, Channi has lost on both the seats...," said Mann, adding that the predictions by Kejriwal has proved to be true.
Mar 10, 2022 01:51 PM IST
Bhagwant Mann on Punjab results- 'Rivals made personal attacks (on me). People didn't listen. Let's forgive them'
“They used every tactics, made personal attacks against me and Kejriwal, but people rejected all those and shown faith in us. Politicians and bureaucrats should learn to respect common man,” Mann said in Sangrur.
Mar 10, 2022 01:48 PM IST
AAP's Bhagwant Mann, set to become Punjab's next CM, speaks for first time after counting of votes
AAP CM candidate Bhagwant Mann shared an emotional moment with his mother Harpal Kaur as they greeted the party workers and supporters in Sangrur. Mann was speaking after registering a record victory with 57,717 votes in Dhuri.
Mar 10, 2022 01:29 PM IST
AAP wins two seats in Goa, Kejriwal tweets best wishes
“AAP wins two seats in Goa. Congratulations and best wishes to Capt Venzy and Er Cruz. Its the beginning of honest politics in Goa," Kejriwal wrote on Twitter.
Mar 10, 2022 01:16 PM IST
Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar says UP voted for politics not seen for several decades
Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that the assembly election results are an endorsement of a new type of governance and politics. The minister of state for electronics IT, skill development & entrepreneurship, said in a statement that people of UP voted for the politics of development, politics of prosperity, politics of the kind that the state hasn't seen for several decades and therefore this resounding mandate.
"This is the vote that is pro incumbency and it is pro good governance, pro focus on executing public schemes without corruption, pro law & order and safety for all citizens of UP and absolutely dismantling six decades of this dynasty, corrupt, mafia, intermediatory politics that has been the signature of the Congress and Samajwadi Party and so I think this is a very defining moment for the Indian democracy," he added.
Mar 10, 2022 01:06 PM IST
Nothing can come in front of bulldozer: Hema Malini on BJP's win in UP elections
Reacting to the BJP's victory in Uttar Pradesh, Lok Sabha member Hema Malini said that “nothing can come in front of a bulldozer, as it can finish everything within a minute, be it cycle or anything else.”
“We already knew our govt will form; we have worked for every developmental aspect, which is why the public trust us,” ANI quoted Hema Malini as saying.
Mar 10, 2022 01:03 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh: BSP leading in just 3 seats in UP
Despite the tall claims by Mayawati of a surprise win in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, the Bahujan Samaj Party is leading in only three of the 403 seats in the state, as per the latest trends. The BSP was trailing even in strong holds like Agra and Ambedkarnagar.
Mar 10, 2022 12:49 PM IST
BJP leaders to meet Goa governor today
Bharatiya Janata Party leaders will meet Goa Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai today to stake a claim for government formation in the state, reported ANI. BJP is currently leading in 18 assembly segments, improving its tally by five from the last state elections. Goa CM Pramod Sawant said that the BJP will "take MGP and independent candidates with us".
Mar 10, 2022 12:39 PM IST
'Voice of people is voice of God': Sidhu congratulates AAP on Punjab results
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu has extended congratulations to AAP on the victory in state assembly elections. “The voice of the people is the voice of God …. Humbly accept the mandate of the people of Punjab …. Congratulations to Aap !!!” he wrote on Twitter.
Mar 10, 2022 12:35 PM IST
Celebrations start at AAP CM candidate Bhagwant Mann's residence
Celebrations have started at the residence of AAP's chief ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mann in Sangrur as his party is set to sweep Punjab assembly elections. Sangrur deputy commissioner Ramvir along with senior superintendent of police Swapan Sharma reached Mann's Sangrur residence on Thursday.
Mar 10, 2022 12:22 PM IST
EC allows victory processions in five states as votes are counted
Election Commission has allowed victory processions in five states as votes are counted. In revised guidelines, EC said it “has withdrawn the blanket ban on victory processions.”
"However, this relaxation will be subject to existing instructions of SDMA and preventive measures, imposed by concerned district authorities," the EC said in a release.
Mar 10, 2022 12:09 PM IST
Kejriwal congratulates people of Punjab for ‘revolution’ after AAP sweep
AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal congratulated the people of Punjab after the party's sweep in the state assembly elections, which he described as 'Inquilab', or revolution. AAP is leading on 90 seats in the 117-member assembly.
Mar 10, 2022 12:03 PM IST
Channi continues to trail behind AAP candidate from Chamkaur Sahib
After eight rounds of counting, Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi continues to trail behind the AAP candidate from Chamkaur Sahib.
- AAP - 32,860
- INC - 30,880
- SAD-BSP - 1,604
- BJP - 974
Mar 10, 2022 11:53 AM IST
KP Maurya concedes lead to Apna Dal (Kameravadi) leader Pallavi Patel
Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya is trailing by 3,380 votes after five rounds of counting. Maurya has secured 13,979 votes while Apna Dal (Kameravadi) leader Pallavi Patel, who is contesting on SP symbol, has bagged 17,359 votes.
Mar 10, 2022 11:45 AM IST
Manohar Parrikar's son leaves counting centre after rival takes unassailable lead
"As an Independent candidate it was a good fight, I thank the people. Satisfied with the fight but result is little disappointing," ANI quoted Utpal Parrikar, son of late CM Manohar Parrikar, as saying.
Parrikar left the counting centre after trailing by 713 votes in Panaji.
Mar 10, 2022 11:34 AM IST
BJP leads in 6 seats in Lucknow, SP leading in 3
Here's the latest trends in Lucknow's nine assembly constituencies:
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Mar 10, 2022 11:23 AM IST
Sisodia says AAP's focus was on Punjab, other states will start to believe in party gradually
AAP leader Manish Sisodia said Punjab has given a chance to Arvind Kejriwal's model of governance, which has been established at the national level. He admitted that the party had fielded candidates in Goa, Uttarakhand and UP but “somewhere the focus was on Punjab”, reported ANI.
“Gradually people in these states will also start to believe in our party,” he added.
Mar 10, 2022 11:12 AM IST
UP Deputy CM takes lead in Sirathu after trailing in initial rounds
UP Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya has now taken a lead in the Sirathu assembly constituency seat by over 800 votes, according to poll trends. He was earlier trailing is trailing by 455 votes after the second round of counting.
Mar 10, 2022 10:50 AM IST
Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut asks to wait till 2pm as BJP leads in 4 states
"These are initial trends so we will have to wait till 2 pm for the entire picture to be clear. Aam Aadmi Party is leading in Punjab, there is a good contest going on in Uttarakhand, the situation in Goa is still unclear, BJP is leading in UP. I am confident that Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party is giving a tough fight to BJP in UP," said Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on the initial trends of counting in five states.
Mar 10, 2022 10:42 AM IST
Punjab elections: Key leaders leading/trailing
Bhagwant Mann is leading from Dhuri with 18,544 votes, while Congress candidate Dalvir Singh Goldy is behind with 6,101 votes
AAP candidate Jeevanjyot Kaur is leading over her nearest rival Bikram Majithia by a margin of 590 votes.
Jagdeep Goldi Kamboj is leading with 3,546 votes over SAD(B) Chief Sukhbir S Badal.
Mar 10, 2022 10:29 AM IST
Punjab elections: Key leaders leading/trailing
Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi trailing in both Chamakur Sahib, Bhadaur seats.
Former CMs Parkash Singh Badal, Amarinder Singh and Rajinder Kaur Bhattal trailing from their respective seats
SAD president Sukhbir Singh is behind in his Jalalabad seat
Mar 10, 2022 10:19 AM IST
Akhilesh Yadav leads by 12,356 votes in Karhal
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav is leading in Karhal by 12,356 votes.
Mar 10, 2022 10:13 AM IST
Assembly election results latest trend
Uttar Pradesh: BJP - 227, SP - 98, BSP - 6, Congress- 5
Punjab: AAP - 76, Congress - 15, SAD+ - 8, BJP - 4
Uttarakhand: BJP - 36, Congress - 23, AAP - 0
Manipur: BJP - 14, Congress - 6, NPP - 3, NPF - 2
Goa: BJP - 18, Congress - 15, AAP - 1, TMC+ - 2
Mar 10, 2022 10:00 AM IST
Uttarakhand election results: CM Pushkar Singh Dhami trailing in Khatima
Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami trailing by 945 votes in Khatima assembly constituency.
Mar 10, 2022 09:50 AM IST
UP election results: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav races ahead in Karhal
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, contesting his first assembly election, has taken a massive early lead in Karhal by 7000 votes against BJP candidate.
Mar 10, 2022 09:36 AM IST
Punjab elections: CM Charanjit Singh Channi trailing in both seats
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi is trailing from Chamkaur Sahib and Bhadaur, the two assembly seats from which he was contesting the assembly elections. Chamkaur Sahib is considered a known turf for Channi who has represented the constituency in the assembly for three terms since 2007. The Bhadaur seat in Aam Aadmi Party’s stronghold Malwa was a bit of uncharted territory for him.
Mar 10, 2022 09:26 AM IST
UP elections: BJP takes big lead in early trends
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has built on its early gains and seems to be taking a massive lead over its main rival Samajwadi Party. According to the latest trend, BJP is leading on over 150 seats while Samajwadi is leading on 48. Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress are leading on four seats each.
Mar 10, 2022 09:21 AM IST
AAP gains edge over Congress, leading on 18 seats against Congress's 6
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which got off to a slow start in Punjab, has gained an edge over the Congress, which installed Charanjit Singh Channi as the state’s first Dalit chief minister four months before the elections. The AAP is leading on 18 seats in contrast to the Congress, which is ahead on 6 seats. The Shiromani Akali Dal-led alliance and the BJP-led coalition is ahead on 7 and 3 seats, respectively.
Mar 10, 2022 09:15 AM IST
Captain Amarinder Singh trailing against AAP's Ajitpal Kohli
Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh is trailing in the first round of counting. AAP candidate Ajitpal Kohli has secured a lead of 3575 votes in the first round.
Mar 10, 2022 09:09 AM IST
In Manipur, BJP prepares for celebrations at party office as counting begins
In Manipur, where many exit polls predicted a clear win for the Bharatiya Janata Party, the party has begun preparations for celebrations before the first vote was counted. In contrast, the Manipur Congress office wore a deserted look, indicative of the state unit’s expectations.
Mar 10, 2022 09:05 AM IST
UP election results: SBSP-SP candidate Omprakash Rajbhar trailing from Zahoorabad
Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party leader Omprakash Rajbhar, an ally of the Samajwadi Party, is trailing from the Zahoorabad constituency. SP's Kishan Dixit is ahead of BJP's Neelkanth Tiwari from Varanasi South assembly constituency. BJP has been winning from Varanasi South since 1989.
Mar 10, 2022 09:01 AM IST
UP election results: BJP's Alka Singh leading in Sandila
BJP's Alka Singh is leading in Sandila Assembly constituency in Uttar Pradesh, according to the ECI website.
Mar 10, 2022 08:58 AM IST
Congress gains in early trends in Goa, falls behind to AAP in Punjab
Congress has edged ahead of BJP in early trends in Goa assembly elections while lost the initial gains in Punjab against the AAP. Kejriwal's party is leading in six assembly seats in Punjab as against four for Congress.
Mar 10, 2022 08:50 AM IST
Uttarakhand election results: BJP leads in 9 seats, Congress in 7
The BJP is leading in 9 seats in Uttarakhand, while Congress is leading in 7, according to the early trends. Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Dhami Dhami is leading from Khatima assembly constituency.
Mar 10, 2022 08:43 AM IST
Punjab elections: Sarabjit Singh Sabi leads with 201 votes from Hoshiarpur's Mukerian
Shiromani Akali Dal candidate Sarabjit Singh Sabi is leading with 201 votes from the Mukerian seat of Hoshiarpur district against BJP's Jangi Lal Mahajan, according to ECI.
Mar 10, 2022 08:41 AM IST
Uttarakhand election results: Early trends reflect exit poll prediction
The early trends in Uttarakhand reflected the neck-and-neck race predicted by exit polls. The BJP, according to reports, was ahead on 7 seats and the Congress, on 6. To be sure, there has been no word from the election commission on the leads on any of the seats.
Mar 10, 2022 08:35 AM IST
BJP regains lead in early trends for UP, Congress ahead of AAP in Punjab
As election officials started counting postal ballots, the BJP made early gains in initial trends in Uttar Pradesh and is leading on 27 seats as against the Samajwadi Party which is ahead on 18 seats. According to reports, the BJP-led alliance started leading on 33 seats within the first 30 minutes of counting.
In Punjab, the early trends held out hope for the Congress which was leading on 5 seats as compared to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which was ahead on 4 seats. Most exit polls had predicted a clean win for AAP in Punjab.
Mar 10, 2022 08:23 AM IST
Samajwadi Party, BJP locked in see-saw battle in UP, BJP-Congress level in Uttarakhand
BJP and SP both are leading in 17 seats in UP as per the early trends.
Mar 10, 2022 08:22 AM IST
Samajwadi Party, BJP locked in see-saw battle in UP, BJP-Congress level in Uttarakhand
BJP+ is leading on 19 seats in UP while the Samajwadi Party is leading on 18 seats as per the early trends.
Mar 10, 2022 08:19 AM IST
BJP takes big early lead in UP, edges ahead in Uttarakhand
BJP has taken an early lead in 15 seats in Uttar Pradesh, against 12 for Samajwadi Party.
Mar 10, 2022 08:16 AM IST
Leaders offer prayers ahead of counting
Several candidates offered prayers ahead of the counting of votes as the verdict of voters will be out today.
Mar 10, 2022 08:05 AM IST
Counting of votes begins in five states
Counting of votes has begun for Assembly elections in five states.
Mar 10, 2022 07:50 AM IST
Harish Rawat exudes confidence in winning Uttarakhand
Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat has exuded confidence in Congress winning the assembly elections. “Everything will be clear in the next 2-3 hours. I have faith in the people of the state. I believe Congress will get close to 48 seats,” ANI quoted Rawat as saying.
Mar 10, 2022 07:36 AM IST
Punjab election results: Key candidates to watch out for
Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi, Shiromani Akali Dal's Sukhbir Badal, AAP's CM candidate Bhagwant Mann, Captain Amarinder Singh, Parkash Singh Badal, Navjot Sidhu, Ashwani Sharma, Balbir Singh Rajewal, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, and Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa are some of the key candidates to watch out for in the 2022 Assembly elections.
Mar 10, 2022 07:16 AM IST
UP election results 2022: Key candidates to watch out for
UP CM Yogi Adityanath from Gorakhpur Urban, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav from Mainpuri's Karhal, SP's Swami Prasad Maurya from Fazilnagar, SBSP's Om Prakash Rajbhar from Zahoorabad, Raghunath Pratap Singh aka Raja Bhaiya from Kunda, BJP's Asim Arun from Kannauj Sadar, Shivpal Yadav from Jaswant Nagar, Azam Khan from Rampur, and Congress's Ajay Kumar Lallu from Tamkuhi Raj are some of the key candidates to watch out for in the UP elections.
Mar 10, 2022 07:05 AM IST
Stage set for counting of votes in Uttar Pradesh
Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP) for West Lucknow said that 3-tier security is in place at the counting centre, with CAPF, PAC and civil police deployed.
Mar 10, 2022 06:59 AM IST
Election 2022 results: A look at UP Exit polls
While many pollsters have predicted a clear win for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, India Today-My Axis India Exit Poll results suggest that the win could be even bigger than the 2017 assembly elections. India Today-My Axis India Exit Poll has predicted 288-326 seats for the BJP, 71-101 for the perceived main rival Samajwadi Party, 3-9 for the Bahujan Samaj Party and 1-3 for Congress. According to Republic P-Marq, BJP may get 240 seats, with SP likely to bag 140.
Mar 10, 2022 06:42 AM IST
Uttarakhand assembly election: Chhattisgarh CM met Harish Rawat in Dehradun
Ahead of the counting of votes, Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Bhagel former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat and other Congress leaders in Dehradun yesterday. Exit polls have predicted an edge to the incumbent BJP.
Mar 10, 2022 06:21 AM IST
CEC says no question of tampering EVMs
Chief election commissioner (CEC) Sushil Chandra said there was no question of tampering with the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) amid grave allegations levelled by Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav. Chandra said that the EVM under question in Varanasi was meant for training purposes, adding that ADM Varanasi was suspended because he failed to follow the procedures of informing political parties about the movement.
Mar 10, 2022 06:00 AM IST
Election 2022: BJP, Congress to keep close eye on results in Goa
Pollsters have predicted a neck-to-neck fight between BJP and the Congress-led alliance in Goa, prompting both parties to get into action ahead of the counting of votes. On Wednesday, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram held a meeting with ally Goa Forward Party, who can emerge as the kingmaker, and briefed the candidates at a hotel in Goa's Margao. Congress president DK Shivakumar was also in Goa amid fears of poaching candidates.
"We will get a majority. BJP is very much known for poaching. That is the reason we have asked all our MLAs to stay in a private hotel at Margao," Shivakumar told news agency ANI.