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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 2022 results: BJP leaders felicitate PM Modi on party's win in four states.
Election 2022 results: BJP leaders felicitate PM Modi on party's win in four states.

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....Read More

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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 9:47 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 9:28 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 9:11 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 8:30 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 8:27 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 8:24 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 8:12 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 8:03 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 7:57 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 7:52 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 7:45 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 7:29 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 7:18 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 7:16 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 7:02 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 6:56 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 6:51 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 6:21 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 6:08 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 5:52 PM IST

UP CM Yogi Adityanath arrives at BJP office in Lucknow

Mar 10, 2022 5:44 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 5:42 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 5:10 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 4:52 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 4:10 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 4:02 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 3:48 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 3:28 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 3:23 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 3:11 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 2:34 PM IST

Kejriwal offers prayers at Hanuman Temple in Delhi as AAP sweeps Punjab

Mar 10, 2022 2:18 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 2:10 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 2:01 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 1:51 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 1:48 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 1:29 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 1:16 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 1:06 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 1:03 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.

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