The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to retain power in Uttar Pradesh with a comfortable margin, exit polls results predicted on Monday, 7 March.
As per the Times Now-Veto exit polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party is slated to win 225 seats and retain power in UP, despite garnering 100 less seats than what it won in 2017. The ABP-CVoter has projected 228-244 seats for the BJP, while ZeeNews-DesignBoxed has predicted 223-248 seats for the saffron party.
Meanwhile, India Today-Axis My India, as well as News24-Today's Chanakya have predicted a sweep by the incumbent BJP and their allies in Uttar Pradesh.
The polling for the seventh and last phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections ended on Monday, bringing the month-long exercise to a close. The counting of votes will be held on 10 March.
The Samajwadi Party-Rashtriya Lok Dal alliance and the Congress have been dubbed as key players in the state, besides the incumbent BJP.
Uttar Pradesh polled in seven phases
Polling began in the state on 10 February
A voter turnout of 53.31 percent was recorded in the sixth phase of polling in the state
'We Will Form Govt With Majority': Nishad Party Founder
Nishad Party founder, Sanjay Nishad, a BJP ally, hailed the exit poll predictions.
ANI quoted him as saying:
"All exit polls are showing lead for the BJP. This election was based on PM Modi and CM Yogi's development and welfare schemes. People have realised it and voted for BJP. We will going to form government with majority."
'Record of 30 Years Will Be Broken': Siddharth Nath Singh
UP minister Siddharth Nath Singh also celebrated the exit poll predictions and said that if they were to come true “the record of 30 years will be broken," according to ANI.
'It Would Be Phenomenal': Amit Malviya Reacts to Exit Poll Results
Claiming that it would be the first time since independence that a Chief Minister would complete a full term and then get re-elected in Uttar Pradesh, Amit Malviya, in-charge of BJP’s National Information and Technology Department, said “it would be phenomenal” if the exit poll predictions were to come true.
ABP-CVoter Projects a Win For the BJP
ABP-CVoter has also predicted a win for the BJP, but with fewer seats than what India Today and News24 exit polls have projected.
As per the ABP-CVoter projections, BJP and its allies are projected to garner 228-244 seats. Here’s how other parties have fared in the ABP-CVoter exit polls:
BSP: 13-21 seats
Congress: 4-8 seats
Others: 2-6 seats