UP Election 2022 Result Highlights: BJP clinches 250+ seats, set for 2nd term

UP election results 2022 Highlights: The Bharatiya Janata Party won 253 seats and was leading on one, while the Samajwadi Party finished second with 108 seats and was leading on five
Yogi Adityanath gestures to his supporters after the Bharatiya Janata Party's  win in the state assembly elections at the party office in Lucknow
Yogi Adityanath gestures to his supporters after the Bharatiya Janata Party's  win in the state assembly elections at the party office in Lucknow(AFP)
Updated on Mar 11, 2022 12:47 AM IST
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UP Election Results 2022 LIVE updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the BJP to create history in Uttar Pradesh, chief minister Yogi Adityanath said on Thursday evening with the party set to return to power in the largest state with a huge majority. Despite a shrill poll campaign by the opposition, a wave of defections, and criticism over various issues - including the handling of Covid, safety of women, farmers issues - the BJP remained unaffected largely. The party won more than 250 of 403 assembly seats. Akhilesh Yadav - who had been taking on the BJP on a gamut of issues - was the Samajwadi Party’s chief ministerial candidate. He significantly improved on the Samajwadi Party's 2017 tally (54 seats). This time, the party is set to win over 120 seats. With caste dynamics playing a critical role as always in UP, Yadav's allies were leaders of the Jat community and those representing the backward castes. The Congress and Mayawati's BSP were also among the challengers. But both of them hadly registered their presence as votes were counted.

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Exit polls indicated that the BJP will be able to cross the 200-mark in the 403-member assembly in UP and claim a majority. Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party was projected as the first runner-up. The trends show that exit polls were right. Ahead of counting of votes, however, Akhilesh Yadav alleged manipulation of EVMs. Some poll officials have been removed.

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  • Mar 11, 2022 12:11 AM IST

    BJP’s focus on Mathura pays dividend as party grabs all seats

    Home to Sri Krishna Janmbhoomi — the birthplace of Lord Krishna — Mathura once again reposed its trust in BJP, which performed even better than the 2017 assembly elections. In this election, BJP managed to win all the five assembly seats of Mathura including Mathura, Chhata, Baldev, Mant and Goverdhan. Full report

  • Mar 10, 2022 11:58 PM IST

    Watch: Yogi scripts history in U.P; Becomes first BJP CM to win second term

     

    Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath is the first BJP CM to have retained office in the state for the second consecutive time. Yogi is also the first CM in 37 years who has won for the consecutive time and retained his office. In all, the Yogi Adityanath has set five new records today as BJP paints U.P saffron once again under his leadership. Watch the full video for all details.

  • Mar 10, 2022 11:51 PM IST

    Watch: How BJP won Uttar Pradesh despite Akhilesh Yadav's challenge

    BJP has scripted history in Uttar Pradesh as it retained power for the second term in India's most populous state. While Yogi Adityanath was the CM face of the party, but the campaign was largely led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself. The BJP scored victory in Uttar Pradesh despite Akhilesh Yadav's challenge, farm protests and caste dynamics. Hindustan Times National Political Editor, Sunetra Choudhury explains the key takeaways from U.P poll outcome. Watch video here

  • Mar 10, 2022 11:43 PM IST

    BJP candidate Rajmani wins Koraon seat

    BJP candidate Rajmani wins Koraon seat defeating Ramdev Nidar of SP by 24721 votes.

  • Mar 10, 2022 11:20 PM IST

    Vijma Yadav of SP wins the Pratappur seat

    Vijma Yadav of SP wins the Pratappur seat defeating Rakesh Dhar Tripathi of Apna Dal (S) by 3322 votes

  • Mar 10, 2022 11:09 PM IST

    Apna Dal (S) candidate Vachaspati defeats SP’s Ajay in Bara assembly sea

    Apna Dal (S) candidate Vachaspati defeats SP’s Ajay in Bara assembly seat

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:58 PM IST

    BJP candidate Rajmani wins Koraon seat

    BJP candidate Rajmani wins Koraon seat defeating Ramdev Nidar of SP by 24721 votes

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:54 PM IST

    SP workers create ruckus in Firozabad, allege delay in handing over winners' certificate to party candidate

    Ruckus created by Samajwadi Party workers at Firozabad. SP workers alleged delay in handing over of winner certificate to SP candidate Sachin Yadav. Roadways buses on highway damaged. Police disperses mob . Winner Certificate handed over to SP candidate.

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:43 PM IST

    RLD wins one seat and BJP wins two seats in Hathras

    RLD wins one seat and BJP win two seats in Hathras

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:29 PM IST

    Ex-minister Ramveer Upadhyay loses in Sadabad

    Former UP minister Ramveer Upadhaya (BJP) loses in Sadabad constituency of Hathras

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:21 PM IST

    Check full list of winners from Varanasi & Prayagraj districts

    Varanasi voted in the seventh and final phase of the election on March 7 and voting for Prayagraj took place in the fifth phase on February 27. Check full list of winners here

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:14 PM IST

    SP and BJP win two seats each in Samajwadi Party bastion Mainpuri

    SP and BJP win 2 seats each in Samajwadi bastion Mainpuri

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:13 PM IST

    BJP wins all nine assembly seats in Agra

    BJP wins all nine assembly seats in Agra

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:06 PM IST

    Sitting BJP MLA Sangeet Som loses in Sardhana

    SP's Atul Pradhan defeated BJP's sitting MLA Sangeet Som in Sardhana constituency

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:02 PM IST

    Accept the mandate in Sirathu, tweets Keshav Maurya after loss in Sirathu

    "I accept the mandate in Sirathu," tweets BJP's Keshav Prasad Maurya after losing to SP's Pallavi Patel by a margin of 7337 votes. Full report

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:58 PM IST

    BJP's Harshvardhan Bajpai wins Allahabad (North)

    BJP’s Harshvardhan Bajpai win Allahabad (North), defeats Samajwadi Party’s Sandeep Yadav by over 30,000 votes

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:48 PM IST

    UP deputy CM Keshav Maurya loses from Sirathu

    UP deputy CM Keshav Maurya loses to SP candidate Pallavi Patel by margin of over 7,000 votes in Sirathu

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:29 PM IST

    UP minister Nand Gopal Gupta ‘Nandi’ wins Allahabad South

    UP minister Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi wins the Allahabad (South) against SP’s Raish Chandra Shukla by over 24000 votes

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:26 PM IST

    UP minister Sidharth Nath Singh wins Allahabad West for the 2nd time

    UP minister Sidharth Nath Singh wins the Allahabad (west) seat for the second time, defeating SP’s Richa Singh by over 28000 votes.

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:59 PM IST

    SP alleges Sirathu candidate not given winners' certificate

    Samajwadi Party claimed that Pallavi Patel had won Sirathu Assembly seat but was not provided winners' certificate. UP deputy CM Keshav Maurya contested this seat

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:42 PM IST

    BJP's Pankaj Singh thanks Noida voters

    "I thank the people of Noida for believing in me again. People have accepted our development work which we have done in last 5 years. I assure the people of Noida that I will work to develop Noida," Pankaj Singh, BJP candidate from Noida seat, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:31 PM IST

    PM Modi slams opposition 

    India's citizen is working for the country in every way possible, coupled with responsibility. However, there are some people who are lowering the standards of politics in our country- PM Modi slams opposition. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:20 PM IST

    PM Modi on Ukraine war after poll results

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:17 PM IST

    UP election result live - PM says ‘2022 results have decided outcome for 2024’ 

    The results for 2022 have decided the mood for the 2024 polls, PM Modi said on Thursday. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:15 PM IST

    UP elections live - PM Modi's message on caste dynamics in UP 

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:05 PM IST

    UP election live: BJP voteshare increased in UP, Manipur, Goa, says PM Modi 

    BJP's voteshare has increased in Manipur, Uttar Pradesh and Goa, even after being incumbent. All exit polls were proven incorrect in Goa, and the people of Goa have given us the chance to serve them for the third consecutive time - PM Modi 

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:02 PM IST

    UP election live: ‘This is the 1st time that…’

    PM Modi on Thursday addressed the BJP workers after a win in four states, including Uttar Pradesh. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:51 PM IST

    UP election result: PM Modi thanks workers for big win 

    “I am glad that first time voters participated enthusiastically for the BJP's win,” PM Modi says. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:43 PM IST

    Akhilesh Yadav wins 1st state election from Karhal 

    Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav seen addressing a poll rally in Azamgarh. (PTI PHOTO) (HT_PRINT)
    Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav seen addressing a poll rally in Azamgarh. (PTI PHOTO) (HT_PRINT)

    Akhilesh Yadav won his first state election from family tuf Mainpuri's Karhal by over 67,000 votes. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:40 PM IST

    BJP wins all 8 seats in Varanasi 

    BJP has won all eight seats in Varanasi

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:32 PM IST

    PM Modi to address party workers shortly 

    PM Modi is expected to address party workers shortly 

     

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:28 PM IST

    UP elections live: Owaisi's reaction to poll results

    “The people of UP have decided to give power to BJP; I respect the decision of public. I thank AIMIM's state pres, workers, members, and the public who voted for us. Our efforts were quite a lot, but the results didn't come as per our expectations. We'll work hard again,” AIMIM chief A Owaisi was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:10 PM IST

    Soon after Shashi Tharoor tweeted: 

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:09 PM IST

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on UP polls

    “Our hardwork did not translate into votes, but we will continue to work for people,” Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Thursday evening

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:38 PM IST

    UP elections live - BJP chief JP Nadda at headquarters. Watch

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:37 PM IST

    UP elections live: Celebrations at BJP headquarters 

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:35 PM IST

    PM Modi to adress party workers

    PM Modi to adress party workers at 7 pm in Delhi, reports ANI, citing sources

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:20 PM IST

    UP election results live: Yogi Adityanath slams opposition in poll speech 

    "Amid fervour, we have to stay focused...When we were fighting COVID, they (Opposition) were conspiring against us...By making us win people have once again voted for nationalism, good governance. It's our responsibility to continue working on these issues..," Yogi Adityanath said in his poll victory speech. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:16 PM IST

    In victory speech, Yogi says ‘mandate has to be respected’ 

    Everyone had their eyes on UP, given the vastness of the state. I am thankful to the people for making us win with majority...Under PM Modi's leadership we will be forming govts in UP, Goa, Manipur, and Uttarakhand," chief minister Yogi Adityanath after winning Uttar Pradesh. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:05 PM IST

    UP election result live: Samajwadi Party's ‘sit-in’ over poll result 

    SP candidate from Chibramau seat, Arvind Yadav, sat on a dharna, seeking a recount. He lost by 2,700 votes and claims the result was manipulated.

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:02 PM IST

    UP elections result live: What Akhilesh Yadav's sister-in-law said on BJP win 

    Akhilesh Yadav's sister-in-law, Aparna Yadav, on Thursday responded to her party's return to power in the state. “Hindu-Muslim-Sikh-Isai Sabke Sab Hein Bhaajpayee. This is an answer to all those who divided (the state) on the basis of appeasement politics, caste. We are forming government with 'Jai Shree Ram' on March 10...can't get a better government than this,” she was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. She had joined the BJP just weeks before the state election. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 05:55 PM IST

    Video: Yogi Adityanath plays holi with as BJP retains UP 

  • Mar 10, 2022 05:47 PM IST

    Deputy CM Maurya's son complains, counting stops at Sirathu seat

    Counting for Sirathu seat of Kaushambi district stopped after deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya’s son Yogesh lodges an objection with poll officials. In 29th round of counting, Maurya was trailing by 6,397 votes Apna Dal (Kameravadi) leader contesting on SP symbol Pallavi Patel. Pallavi Patel has got 98,763 votes while Keshav Prasad Maurya has bagged 92,366 votes till now.

  • Mar 10, 2022 05:44 PM IST

    Yogi Adityanath headed to Lucknow party office

    After a resounding win, Yogi Adityanath has left for the Lucknow party office, news agency ANI reported. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 05:41 PM IST

    BJP's Tejasvi Surya's comeback to Congress' Karti Chidambaram tweet 

    BJP leader Tejasvi Surya on Thursday took a digt at Congress leader Karti Chidamaram over the UP election result. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 05:19 PM IST

    UP election live: BJP leader's ‘castles  in the air’ jibe at opposition 

    “The BJP will form a government in Uttar Pradesh with a thumping majority. The people of the state have rejected the opposition that was building a castle in the air,” party spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 05:17 PM IST

    Why UP is crucial 

    Uttar Pradesh is home to one fifth of India's population. It also sends the maximum number of lawmakers to parliament. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 05:10 PM IST

    Congress introspects after poll results 

    “Disappointed by the results, expected a better situation. We'll continue to be a responsible Opposition and take up issues aggressively. The opposition has an important role, in and outside state assembly,” Dinesh Gundu Rao of the Congress was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 04:36 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi on election results 

    Rahul Gandhi on Thursday tweeted after Congress faced yet another series of poll debacles in all five states that held Assembly elections over the past two months. Read the full story here

     

  • Mar 10, 2022 04:09 PM IST

    Congress on poll election results - ‘We will return..’

    The Congress on Thursday said it will introspect over the election results. Sonia Gandhi will call a meeting soon over the debacle, party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 03:59 PM IST

    BJP workers celebrate in UP 

  • Mar 10, 2022 03:59 PM IST

    ‘Win for Modi-Yogi’ double engine, says BJP leader 

    “Public mood is set for development, this is the win of 'Modi-Yogi' double engine government. People have voted on the issues of security and infrastructure. After 30 years, the same party is forming govt for second time,” BJP MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi was quoted as saying by news agency ANI in Prayagraj

  • Mar 10, 2022 03:33 PM IST

    BJP's Brajesh Pathak on win from Lucknow Cantt. 

    "I thank the people of Lucknow Cantt as due to their support we are winning the seat. This is victory of PM Modi's social welfare schemes and victory of law and order in the state," UP minister and BJP candidate from Lucknow Cantonment seat Brijesh Pathak was quoted as saying by ANI. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 03:26 PM IST

    Akhilesh Yadav not at fault - Sharad Pawar on UP results

    “SP chief Akhilesh Yadav is not at fault, he contested on his own. He shouldn't think about the polling results as he has higher stature in this country. He has fought better than before,” former union minister Sharad Pawar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 03:22 PM IST

    Union minister Anurag Thakur on election results- ‘Victory wouldn’t have been possible…'

    "The victory in these states wouldn't have been possible without the hardwork of our party workers. Bulldozer has become a symbol of uprooting mafias and criminals. We'll further implement PM Modi's welfare policies in UP," Union minister Anurag Thakur was quoted as saying by news agency ANI on the assembly election results

  • Mar 10, 2022 03:12 PM IST

    Samajwadi Party leader ahead in Prayagraj's Meja

    On Prayagraj’s Meja seat, Sandeep Singh of the Samajwadi Party is leading with 58,432 votes while the BJP's Neelam Karwariya, the current MLA, is at the second spot with 56,465 votes after 20 rounds of counting. BSP’s Sarvesh Chandra Tiwari is at the third place with 18,263 votes.

  • Mar 10, 2022 03:03 PM IST

    UP deputy CM now leading in Sirathu 

    Sirathu seat: After trailing constantly for many rounds, deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya - in the 14th round - is now leading by 1,010 votes. Maurya has got 46,872 votes while Apna Dal (Kameravadi) leader contesting on SP symbol Pallavi Patel has bagged 45,862 votes

  • Mar 10, 2022 02:55 PM IST

    UP elections live: Issues that haven't affected BJP's vote

    Several issues, opposition had said, would affect the BJP in elections. But they haven't. Some of these were: Handling of the 2nd wave of pandemic , farmers' killing in Lakhimpur, Hathras rape case. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 02:46 PM IST

    UP elections live: Yogi Adityanath leading with huge margin 

    Yogi Adutyanath is leading with a huge margin of over 40,000 votes, news agency ANI reports 

  • Mar 10, 2022 02:20 PM IST

    BJP's Brajesh Pathak wins Lucknow Cantt. by 40,000 votes

    BJP's Brijesh Pathak wins Lucknow Cantt. by nearly 40,000 votes

  • Mar 10, 2022 02:00 PM IST

    UP elections: A Congress debacle 

    Congress is facing one of the worst poll debacles in the state wiht projections showing it's leading in only one of 403 seats. Despite hectic campaigning by Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the party has not been able to turn the election around in its favour 

  • Mar 10, 2022 01:56 PM IST

    Celebrations on by BJP workers. See video. pics

  • Mar 10, 2022 01:39 PM IST

    Samajwadi Party has more seats compared to last time 

    Akhilesh Yadav's photo on campaign items displayed for sale outside the party's office in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. (Bloomberg)
    Akhilesh Yadav's photo on campaign items displayed for sale outside the party's office in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. (Bloomberg)

    Akhilesh Yadav's patry may not come back to power, projections show, but it is set to get a higher number of seats as compared to 2017 when it won 54 seats. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 01:31 PM IST

    Yogi Adityanath leading with big margin

    Yogi Adityanath is leading in his constituency with over 29,000 votes 

  • Mar 10, 2022 01:24 PM IST

    What Hema Malini said on UP results 

    BJP MP Hema Malini is seen at Parliament in this file photo,  (ANI)
    BJP MP Hema Malini is seen at Parliament in this file photo,  (ANI)

    “We already knew our party will form the government. We have worked for every developmental aspect, which is why the public trust us... nothing can come in front of a bulldozer, as it can finish everything within a minute, be it cycle or anything else,” BJP MP Hema Malini said, taking a jibe at the Samajwadi Party, news agency ANI reported. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 01:19 PM IST

    UP elections: A UP minister and Allahabad south seat

    After 15th rounds of counting of Allahabad South seat UP minister and BJP candidate Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi is now consolidating his lead and is not leading by over 4000 votes

  • Mar 10, 2022 01:02 PM IST

    The BJP likely to win with a fewer seats 

    The BJP is likely to win with fewer seats than last time (300+). 

  • Mar 10, 2022 01:01 PM IST

    BJP's Ram Kishan on UP results

    UP results: BJP's Ram Kishan distributes sweets. 
    UP results: BJP's Ram Kishan distributes sweets. 

    “Modi Ji's teaching that party workers, ministers should always work on the ground has brought us this win. This is the beginning of Ram Rajya,” Gorakhpur MP Ravi Kishan told news agency ANI. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 12:43 PM IST

    A roundup of state elections 

    BJP is ahead in Manipur, Goa, Uttarakhand, apart from UP. Here's a round-up of the state elections

  • Mar 10, 2022 12:34 PM IST

    UP elections live: BJP leading in all 8 seats of Varanasi 

    BJP is leading in all 8 seats of Varanasi 

  • Mar 10, 2022 12:26 PM IST

    Elections live:  What the state election results tell us 

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union home minister Amit Shah. (ANI Photo)
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union home minister Amit Shah. (ANI Photo)

    As votes are being counted in the state, the Modi-Shah partnership has again come to the fore with the BJP retaining at least 3 of 5 states, according to initial projections. Read more here

  • Mar 10, 2022 12:22 PM IST

    Elections live: Victory processions now allowed 

    The Election Commission has allowed victory processions in five states, including UP, where votes are being counted. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 12:12 PM IST

    UP elections live: 2 UP ministers trailing 

    Deputy CM Keshav Maurya trailing by 2,144 votes on Sirathu seat of Kaushambi district. Cabinet minister Rajendra Pratap Singh behind on Pratapgarh's Patti seat. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 12:06 PM IST

    UP elections live: In video, BJP workers celebrate 

  • Mar 10, 2022 12:03 PM IST

    UP BJP chief on 250+ seats in projections 

    “People have rejected dynastic politics, and voted for development. We never thought that BSP will do so poorly. Samajwadi Party had also fought cleverly. I just want to say that political parties will have to work on the ground for the public,” UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 12:01 PM IST

    UP election live: Samajwadi Party's Azam Khan leading from bastion

    Azam Khan leading from Rampur 

  • Mar 10, 2022 12:00 PM IST

    UP election live: BJP leading on all 8 seats in Hardoi 

    BJP leading on all the eight seats in Hardoi. It had won seven in 2017.

  • Mar 10, 2022 11:52 AM IST

    UP election live : Akhilesh Yadav ally Omprakash Rajbhar leads with 14,700 votes from UP’s Zahoorabad

    Ahead of UP elections, Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party leader OP Rajbhar had called BJP an enemy of OBCs. (HT_PRINT)
    Ahead of UP elections, Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party leader OP Rajbhar had called BJP an enemy of OBCs. (HT_PRINT)

    Omprakash Rajbhar of the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) - an ally of Akhilesh Yadav- is building on an early lead over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Kalicharan Rajbhar from Ghazipur’s Zahoorabad seat. At the end of the fourth round, Omprakash Rajbhar - who won the seat in 2017 in alliance with the BJP - is ahead with 14,764 votes. The BJP’s Kalicharan Rajbhar has secured 8.384 votes and the BSP’s Shadab Fatima, a former minister, 7,147 votes.

  • Mar 10, 2022 11:42 AM IST

    Celebrations have started for the BJP workers 

    Celebrations by the BJP workers in UP. 
    Celebrations by the BJP workers in UP. 

    Celebrations have started early for the BJP workers in Uttar Pradesh. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 11:38 AM IST

    Luknow poll updates 

    In Luknow, the BJP is leading in six assembly seats while Akhilesh Yadav's party is leading in three seats 

  • Mar 10, 2022 11:37 AM IST

    UP minister leafing in Allahabad South 

    On Allahabad South seat of Prayagraj, UP cabinet minister Nand Gopal Gupta 'Nandi' of the BJP leading with 22,730 votes while Raish Chandra Shukla of SP is at the second place with 21,086 votes.

  • Mar 10, 2022 11:20 AM IST

    UP election live: BJP leading in Lakhimpur Kheri district 

    In all eight state assembly constituencies of Lakhimpur Kheri, the BJP is leading on six seats and Akhilesh Yadav's SP is leading on 2 seats.

    Lakhimpur seat- BJP's Yogesh Verma leads in Lakhimpur seat by securing 4,350 votes. SP's Utkarsh Verma Madhur so far has secured 3,011 votes.

    Gola seat- BJP's Arvind Giri leads on Gola seat by securing 17460 votes. SP's Vinay Tiwari so far has secured 9488 votes.

    Nighasan seat- BJP's Shashank Verma leads by securing 16522 votes. SP's RS Kushwaha secured 9659 votes so far.

    Palia seat- SP's Pritinder Singh Kakku leads on Palia seat by securing 21333 votes. BJP's Harvinder Kumar Sahni has secured 16135 votes so far.

    Dhaurahra seat- BJP's Vinod Shankar leads by securing 18730 votes. SP's Varun Singh has secured 13953 votes so far.

    Mohammadi seat- SP's Daud Ahmed leads by securing 8832 votes. BJP's Lokendra Pratap Singh is giving a tough competition and has secured 8218 votes so far.

    Sri Nagar seat- BJP's Manju Tyagi leads by securing 7606 votes. SP's Ram Sharan has secured 5655 votes so far.

    Kasta seat- BJP's Saurabh Singh is leading by securing 8075 votes. SP's Suneel Kumar Lala has secured 7594 votes so far.

     

  • Mar 10, 2022 11:03 AM IST

    UP elections live: Deputy CM Maurya trailing 

    In Prayagraj region, Deputy Chief Minister of UP Keshav Prasad Maurya is trailing by 455 votes in the second round of counting of votes on the Sirathu assembly seat of Kaushambi district

  • Mar 10, 2022 11:01 AM IST

    Narrow seats in UP's Manjhanpur

    On the Manjhanpur seat of Kaushambi district, BJP's Lal Bahadur leading by a margin of 1,008 votes

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:53 AM IST

    Elections live: Yogi Adityanath leads in stronghold Gorakhpur

    Yogi Adityanath is leading in stronghold Gorakhpur

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:51 AM IST

    RLD candidate ahead in Siwalkhas

    Gulam Mohd of the RLD leading on Siwalkhas seat in Meerut. RLD chief Jayant Chaudhury had faced opposition for fielding Muslim candidate from the seat. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:46 AM IST

    UP election live: Exit polls were right? 

    Mayawati's BSP and the Congress have not moved past single digits in early leads - the exit polls were right in that regard. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:42 AM IST

    No dent from AAP in UP 

    AAP, which has delivered a fabulous performance in Punjab, has not made a dent in UP.  This was the first assembly election in the state that the party fought. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:35 AM IST

    UP election result: Deputy speaker of Assembly leading in Hardoi 

    Deputy speaker of UP assembly, Nitin Agarwal, leading from the Hardoi seat by 8,000 votes

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:32 AM IST

    UP election result: UP minister Nand Gopal Gupta leadeing in Allahabad South Seat

    Allahabad South Seat: After the third round, UP minister and sitting MLA Nand Gopal Gupta “Nandi” is leading with 12,703 votes while the SP’s Raish Chandra Shukla is at the second place with 6,614 votes.

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:31 AM IST

    UP election result live- Update from Lucknow

    Lucknow Cantt - BJP: 3,790; SP- 2,447

    Lucknow Central - BJP: 4,555; SP - 2,497

    Bakshi Ka Talab BJP: 7, 581; SP - 6,137

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:26 AM IST

    Soraon assembly seat update

    Jamuna Prasad Saroj of Apna Dal (S) is leading with 2,230 votes while Geeta Shastri of the Samajwadi Party is at the second spot with 2,811 votes. Anand Bhartiya of the BSP has got 816 votes while Manoj Kumar Pasi of Congress has received 44 votes so far. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:25 AM IST

    BJP gain in other states too 

    BJP is leading in Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa too. Early projections suggest the party is set to retain these states. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:23 AM IST

    UP elections live: Akhilesh Yadav's uncle, Shivpal, trailing  in stronghold 

    Akhilesh Yadav's uncle, Shivpal Yadav, is trailing in his stronghold of Jaswant Nagar, news agency ANI reported. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:10 AM IST

    UP election results live: UP minister Sidharth Nath Singh leading 

    BJP candidate from Allahabad West seat and UP Cabinet minister Sidharth Nath Singh now leading by a margin of 1,147 votes after the second round of counting. Sidharth Nath Singh has got 7879 votes so far while Richa Singh of SP has got 6,432 votes. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 10:00 AM IST

    UP elections live: Where BJP is maintaining lead

     BJP leads Rath assembly seat in Hamirpur by 2,811 votes

    In Lalitpur, after 4th round the BJP is leading by 10,000 votes.

    In Mahoba, BJP leads by 8,060 votes

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:56 AM IST

    UP election results:  Where BSP is leading

    BSP leads Madhaugarh seat in Jalaun by 400 votes.

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:55 AM IST

    BJP ahead in Mirzapur 

    BJP leading by 200 votes in Mirzapur Nagar Vidhan Sabha

    Ratnakar Mishra of BJP - 2,800 votes

    Kailash Chaurasia of SP - 2,600 votes

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:48 AM IST

    UP election results live: Akhilesh Yadav leads in family stronghold

    Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav with Om Prakash Rajbhar (unseen) addresses a joint press conference over the EVM security issue at the party office, in Lucknow on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (HT_PRINT)
    Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav with Om Prakash Rajbhar (unseen) addresses a joint press conference over the EVM security issue at the party office, in Lucknow on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (HT_PRINT)

    Akhilesh Yadav, who is contesting his first assembly election, is ahead in Mainpuri's Karhal with over 7,000 votes. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:44 AM IST

    Mayawati's muted poll campaign and early trends 

    Former chief minister Mayawati had a muted campaign this election season yet she said she was confident of her party's win. The early trends show her party is stuck in single digits. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:40 AM IST

    UP election results:   Covid clouded the campaign 

    The election campaign was clouded due to the third wave of coronavirus - driven by Omicron. The Election Commission had put restrictions in the state. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:37 AM IST

    UP elections live: BJP edges closer to half-way mark 

    Nearly two hours into the counting of votes, the BJP is already edging closer to the half-way mark in UP. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:18 AM IST

    UP election results live: BJP's Alka Singh leading… 

    BJP's Alka Singh leading in Sandila Assembly constituency, news agency ANI reports 

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:08 AM IST

    An edge for SP in this constituency 

    Kishan Dixit of the Samajwadi Party is ahead of the BJP's Neelkanth Tiwari at Varanasi South assembly cosntituency that the BJP has been winning since 1989. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:05 AM IST

    UP election results live: Backward caste leader OP Rajbhar trailing in his constituency 

    Akhilesh Yadav ally OP Rajbhar trailing in his Zahoorabad constituency

  • Mar 10, 2022 09:02 AM IST

    UP election results:  BJP candidate from Allahabad West seat 

    UP cabinet minister Sidharth Nath Singh is the BJP's candiate from the Allahabad West seat 

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:59 AM IST

    Opposition blaming EVMs for defeat, says UP minister 

    “Administration has taken stringent action against suspicious movements of EVMs but opposition parties are creating ruckus, they've already started blaming EVMs for their defeat in assembly elections,” UP minister Sidharth Nath Singh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:57 AM IST

    UP election results 2022: 'Lucky constituencies' to be in focus

    Alapur assembly segment of Ambedkarnagar for instance - has been electing lawmakers from ruling side since 2007

    Kasganj assembly - that once elected former CM Kalyan Singh - has been bellwether of sorts

    Hastinapur

    Read the full story on these interesting constituencies here.

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:48 AM IST

    UP election results live:  Congress's Ajay Kumal Lallu trailing, say reports 

    Some reports said that UP Congress chief Ajay Kumal Lallu is trailing in his constituency of Tamukhi Raj. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:44 AM IST

    UP elections: A look at 2017 figures 

    In the 2017 polls, the BJP (plus allies) got 325 seats, while the Samajwadi Party won 54 seats. Mayawati's BSP got just 19 seats. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:40 AM IST

    Narrowing margin between BJP , SP 

    Some reports said that the margin is narrowing between the BJP and the Samajwadi Party. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:38 AM IST

    UP election results live:  ‘Strictly monitoring counting process,’ Gautam Budh Nagar official 

    “Counting has started with postal ballots while EVMs will be opened shortly, security forces are strictly monitoring the counting process along with local police and three tier security system,”  Gautam Budh Nagar DM Suhah LY was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:36 AM IST

    UP election results 2022: What Samajwadi Party workers did ahead of counting day

    They sang and danced and kept a vigil on EVMs. “UP mein cycle hein aayegi (Cycle - the party symbol of SP - will come in Uttar Pradesh)," the song rent the air. Visuals of how Samajwadi Party workers began the countdown were shared by news agency ANI. Read the full story here.

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:27 AM IST

    UP Election Results 2022- Here are the key candidates in the state:

    > OBC leader Omprakash Rajbhar is contesting from Ghazipur's Zahoorabad

    > Seasoned politician Raghuraj Pratap Singh contesting from Pratapgarh's Kunda

    > UP Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu contesting from Tamukhi Raj

    > Azam Khan, the current Rampur MP, of Samajwadi Party again contesting from the same constituency

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:26 AM IST

    UP Election Results 2022- Here are the key candidates in the state

    Yogi Adityanath is contesting from Gorakhpur Urban, his stronghold

    Akhilesh Yadav is contesting from Mainpuri's Karhal

    Swami Prasad Maurya, backward caste leader, is SP candiate from Fazilnagar

    Krishna Patel is another backward caste leader, and SP candidate from Apna-Dal-K

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:23 AM IST

    UP election results live: BJP-SP see-saw battle

    The Bharatiya Janata Party gained an early lead in Uttar Pradesh as officials started the counting of votes with postal ballots. According to reports, the BJP-led alliance and the Samajwadi Party-led coalition are in a tight race. The BJP-led alliance was leading on 20 seats and Samajwadi Party-led coalition on 18 seats

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:17 AM IST

    UP election results: Will BJP repeat its 2017 record? 

    BJP won over 300 seats in 2017. This time exit polls suggest it will get less than 300. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:14 AM IST

    UP election results live: BJP ahead in early leads 

    BJP gains edge in early leads 

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:06 AM IST

    UP election result 2022: A look at Prayagraj poll battle

    In Prayagraj, 169 candidates are contesting from 12 assembly seats of the district.

    For every assembly poll counting 14 tables have been put together, but this time seven tables on either side would be placed facing each other with a curtain in the middle, informed deputy district election officer Harsh Dev Pandey. (Full story here)

  • Mar 10, 2022 08:01 AM IST

    UP election results live: Counting begins 

    Counting of votes begins across 403 seats. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:46 AM IST

    UP election results live:  What Varanasi top official said on counting 

    "Counting agents of various parties are arriving at the counting centres. Postal ballots will be opened at 8am, followed by counting of votes recorded in EVMs. Counting process is expected to be complete by the evening. Sec 144 has been imposed in Varanasi Commissionerate area," Varanasi DM was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:36 AM IST

    UP election results 2022 live - ‘We will form government with full majority’: UP minister Brajesh Pathak 

    “The Bharatiya Janata Party will form the government with majority. The people of UP have rejected Samajwadi Party,” UP minister Brajesh Pathak was quoted as saying by news agency ANI on Wednesday ahead of counting of votes. 

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:32 AM IST

    UP election results 2022 live: Countdown for counting 

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:25 AM IST

    UP election results 2022: Eye on UP,  Election Commission's special steps for counting day

    As the counting of votes begins at 8am at centres, a special focus will be given to Covid protocols.

    With UP being a critical state, also sensitive, the Election Commission of India has implemented a “three-layered security” to combat any form of “rumour mongering, disinformation and breach of protocol” during counting of votes, officials said.

    “Elaborate and foolproof arrangements have been made across the counting centres. All strong rooms, where polled EVMs are kept, are under three-layered security with inner cordon manned by central armed forces. Concerned candidates have been watching the strong room arrangements through CCTV coverage of 24x7,” EC secretary general Umesh Sinha said.

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:15 AM IST

    Election Results live 2022: A lowdown on counting day preps

    Counting of (postal) ballots will begin first and then counting of EVM votes will start at 8.30 am

    403 observers - one for each constituency - have been deployed

    Smoking is banned at counting centre premises

    Read the full story here

  • Mar 10, 2022 07:09 AM IST

    Election results live 2022: Poll commission's big preps

    Tight security, 84 counting centres and "uninterrupted videography" are some of the measures in the list of Election Commission. “There will be uninterrupted videography right from opening of strong rooms and taking EVMs to counting tables to the counting of votes,” Ajay Kumar Shukla said on Wednesday.

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:53 AM IST

    Bail for Azam Khan ahead of counting day, but he stays in prison

    SP leader Azam Khan (HT File Photo) (HT_PRINT)
    SP leader Azam Khan (HT File Photo) (HT_PRINT)

    Samajwadi Party's stalwart Azam Khan on Tuesday got bail in a case related to defamation and spreading hatred. But he continues to be in jail. “Azam Khan will continue to remain in prison as judgments on bail petitions in two other cases have been reserved,” said Vinod Shahi, additional advocate general, Lucknow high court. He has been in jail since February 2020 in cases filed during Yogi Adityanath tenure. Read full story here.

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:43 AM IST

    Election results 2022: What will be the larger takeaways

    This season of assembly elections is extremely important for the BJP trying to return to power in four states - UP, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. But how should you read the election results? Here is the story - with key parameters explained in charts.

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:34 AM IST

    UP Election 2022: 3 poll officials removed hours before counting

    Hours before counting, three poll officials were removed after Akhilesh Yadav alleged lapse of protocol - the nodal officer for EVMs in Varanasi, a returning officer (RO) in Sonbhadra district and an additional election officer in Bareilly district. Read full story here.

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:27 AM IST

    UP election results 2022: Ahead of counting, Akhilesh Yadav's SP requested this to Election Commission

    Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav addresses a joint press conference over the EVM security issue at the party office, in Lucknow on Tuesday. (ANI)  (HT_PRINT)
    Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav addresses a joint press conference over the EVM security issue at the party office, in Lucknow on Tuesday. (ANI)  (HT_PRINT)

    Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party on Wednesday made a request to the Election Commission for webcasting the counting of votes in UP. This came after the former UP chief minister alleged that the voting machines were being manipulated. Read here.

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:18 AM IST

    UP polls results 2022: For Arvind Kejriwal's AAP, a debut in assembly elections

    Arvind Kejriwal's AAP has gone all-out in UP assembly polls this time. (File) (ANI) (HT_PRINT)
    Arvind Kejriwal's AAP has gone all-out in UP assembly polls this time. (File) (ANI) (HT_PRINT)

    Arvind Kejriwal's AAP - that has gained a stronghold in neighbouring Delhi - made a poll debut in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections this year. While it contested some seats earlier in national polls, this time the party contested all 403 seats in UP.

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:06 AM IST

    Along with  UP, counting of votes in four other states today

    Along with Uttar Pradesh, counting of votes will begin at 8 am today in four other states - Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Goa. Read here

  • Mar 10, 2022 06:01 AM IST

    UP election results 2022: Priyanka Gandhi's message to Congress workers 

    Lucknow, Mar 08 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra takes part in a 'Ladki Hoon Lad Sakti Hoon' march on the occasion of International Women's day, in Lucknow on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (Naeem Ansari)
    Lucknow, Mar 08 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra takes part in a 'Ladki Hoon Lad Sakti Hoon' march on the occasion of International Women's day, in Lucknow on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (Naeem Ansari)

    Hours before the counting of votes, Congress's Priyanka Gandhi - who had been spearheading the election campaign - on Wednesday gave a message to her party colleagues - "Despite the absence of a Congress government in the state for a long time, the way you fought for the people and remained committed to public service which is the real purpose of politics, I am very proud of this," she tweeted. Read the full story here 

  • Mar 10, 2022 05:57 AM IST

    UP Election result 2022: Will BJP get another term? 

    Gorakhpur, Mar 09 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath enjoys a helicopter ride with children, in Gorakhpur. (ANI Photo) (Pawan Kumar)
    Gorakhpur, Mar 09 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath enjoys a helicopter ride with children, in Gorakhpur. (ANI Photo) (Pawan Kumar)

    The BJP is seeking a second straight term after it won over 300 seats last time. While the ruling party has set a target of a 2017 rerun, most exit polls have predicted less than 300 seats for the party in the 403-member assembly. 

     

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2024 Lok Sabha elections shape Yogi Adityanath’s new team as caste matrix, geographical spread play key role

While 20 ministers are OBCs, nine are dalits though care has been taken to ensure adequate representation to upper castes with 21 ministers hailing from this group in the second Yogi Adityanath government
The new ministers of the Yogi Adityanath government 2.0 on stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
The new ministers of the Yogi Adityanath government 2.0 on stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 25, 2022 10:57 PM IST
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Only 21 ministers have been brought in from the old cabinet. The remaining 31 include fresh faces such as former Uttarakhand governor Baby Rani Maurya and ex-Congress leader Jitin Prasada.
All the ministers in Adityanath’s new cabinet took oath after him at a mega ceremony at the Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.(PTI)
All the ministers in Adityanath’s new cabinet took oath after him at a mega ceremony at the Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.(PTI)
Published on Mar 25, 2022 08:31 PM IST
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Yogi Adityanath takes oath as Uttar Pradesh chief minister for second term with 52-member team

Keshav Prasad Maurya, Brajesh Pathak sworn in as deputy CMs. Twenty-one ministers retained, 22 dropped; 31 new faces, five women in Yogi Adityanath government 2.0
Yogi Adityanath at the swearing-in ceremony in Lucknow on Friday. (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Yogi Adityanath at the swearing-in ceremony in Lucknow on Friday. (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Updated on Mar 25, 2022 08:06 PM IST
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PM Modi congratulates Yogi Adityanath taking oath as UP CM

Modi, who attended the swearing-in ceremony in Lucknow, took to Twitter to wish Adityanath and his cabinet for the new innings. “Heartiest congratulations to Yogi Adityanath and his cabinet for taking the oath. The development journey in the last five years has marked several important milestones,” he wrote.
The Prime Minister said under Adityanath's leadership, Uttar Pradesh will write another new chapter of progress by fulfilling the aspirations of people.(AP)
The Prime Minister said under Adityanath's leadership, Uttar Pradesh will write another new chapter of progress by fulfilling the aspirations of people.(AP)
Published on Mar 25, 2022 07:15 PM IST
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UP: Brajesh Pathak sworn in as deputy CM, replaces Dinesh Sharma. Know about him

  • Known as a prominent Brahmin leader, Brajesh Pathak joined the BJP in 2017 after quitting Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party. He won from Lucknow Cantt seat in both 2017 and 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
Brajesh Pathak takes oath as the deputy chief minister in Uttar Pradesh government on Friday, March 25, 2022. (ANI Photo)
Brajesh Pathak takes oath as the deputy chief minister in Uttar Pradesh government on Friday, March 25, 2022. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Mar 25, 2022 06:09 PM IST
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Yogi's new UP cabinet has 50 ministers with 31 fresh faces: Full list here

  • Yogi Adityanath swearing-in: Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brijesh Pathak were sworn in as the UP CM's deputies.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath and governor Anandiben Patel during the swearing-in ceremony in Lucknow.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath and governor Anandiben Patel during the swearing-in ceremony in Lucknow.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 25, 2022 05:41 PM IST
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UP: Many BJP leaders, seers of Sangam city to attend Yogi’s swearing-in

Several prominent people of Sangam city will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Yogi 2
The swearing-in of Yogi 2.0 government will take place at Ekana stadium in Lucknow on Friday (Deepak Gupta/HT)
The swearing-in of Yogi 2.0 government will take place at Ekana stadium in Lucknow on Friday (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Published on Mar 24, 2022 11:57 PM IST
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Amit Shah says next five years will be devoted to making Uttar Pradesh the number one economy in India

Uttar Pradesh faced political instability in the past due to casteist, dynastic parties, says Union home minister Amit Shah
Union home minister Amit Shah and chief minister Yogi Adityanath greeting each other at the Lucknow airport on Thursday. (ANI PHOTO)
Union home minister Amit Shah and chief minister Yogi Adityanath greeting each other at the Lucknow airport on Thursday. (ANI PHOTO)
Published on Mar 24, 2022 11:57 PM IST
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Yogi government 2.0 swearing-in to be grand affair with lots of symbolism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior BJP leaders, including chief ministers from other states, and dignitaries from across different fields will attend the ceremony
An aerial view of the illuminated Atal Bihari Vajpayee stadium in Lucknow where the Yogi government 2.0 will take oath on Friday. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
An aerial view of the illuminated Atal Bihari Vajpayee stadium in Lucknow where the Yogi government 2.0 will take oath on Friday. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 24, 2022 10:28 PM IST
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Yogi elected BJP legislature party leader, stakes claim on eve of swearing-in

Yogi Adityanath praises PM Modi, Amit Shah for their leadership, says his government will have to set newer benchmarks
Yogi Adityanath calls on Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel after he was elected leader of the BJP legislative party. (HT Photo)
Yogi Adityanath calls on Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel after he was elected leader of the BJP legislative party. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 25, 2022 01:56 AM IST
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Yogi Adityanath visits Delhi for quick consultations ahead of swearing-in

There is considerable interest on the names the BJP finalises for the post of deputy chief ministers as well as the speaker of the 18th Vidhan Sabha in Uttar Pradesh
Yogi Adityanath’s Delhi visit came ahead of Thursday’s legislative party meeting at Lok Bhavan, the chief minister’s secretariat, in Lucknow. (FILE PHOTO)
Yogi Adityanath’s Delhi visit came ahead of Thursday’s legislative party meeting at Lok Bhavan, the chief minister’s secretariat, in Lucknow. (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 23, 2022 10:15 PM IST
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BJP’s Ramapati Shastri appointed pro tem speaker of Uttar Pradesh assembly

Ramapati Shastri, the BJP MLA from Mankapur in Gonda district, will administer the oath to newly elected MLAs. He is an outgoing minister and eight- time MLA
Senior BJP leader Ramapati Shastri. (FILE PHOTO)
Senior BJP leader Ramapati Shastri. (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 23, 2022 08:35 PM IST
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Yogi govt 2.0 swearing-in: Prayers, LED screens, saffron hues to garnish occasion

The BJP has sent out invites to its cadres, too. They are expected to attend the swearing-in from all the 27,700 shakti kendras (booth clusters)
The area around the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium in Lucknow being spruced up for the swearing-in ceremony of the Yogi government 2.0 (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
The area around the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium in Lucknow being spruced up for the swearing-in ceremony of the Yogi government 2.0 (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2022 10:02 PM IST
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Akhilesh Yadav alleges irregularities in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls

‘The Kashmir Files’ released to avoid debate on assembly election irregularities, says Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav in Azamgarh where his party won all 10 seats
Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav at a public meeting during the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. (FILE PHOTO)
Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav at a public meeting during the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 21, 2022 08:52 PM IST
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SBSP on wrong track with Samajwadi Party: BJP leader Daya Shankar Singh

Uttar Pradesh BJP vice-president Daya Shankar Singh says only his party can help Rajbhar achieve his goals, SBSP chief rubbishes reports of rift with Samajwadi Party
Uttar Pradesh BJP vice-president Daya Shankar Singh has given an open invitation to SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar to join hands with his party again. (FILE PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh BJP vice-president Daya Shankar Singh has given an open invitation to SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar to join hands with his party again. (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 21, 2022 07:08 PM IST
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