Guwahati: The Yogi Adityanath-led BJP is likely to score a second straight win in Uttar Pradesh, the exit polls signal. An aggregate of four polls give the BJP and its allies 231 of the state’s 403 seats – the majority-mark is at 202 – with Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party limited at around 140-plus.
The seventh and final phase of voting in Uttar Pradesh concluded today and with this the assembly elections in the five states.
The Uttar Pradesh assembly went to the polls in seven phases this year for 403 seats.
At 7 PM, poll of exit polls predict a BJP win in Uttar Pradesh with 232 seats, followed by Samajwadi Party with 150 seats
The master strategist behind the BJP’s successive election wins, Union Home Minister and former party president Amit Shah has been involved every step of the way in the campaign for the five states, particularly UP. Credited with fashioning the BJP’s sweep last time, he took charge amidst indications of some bumps in the first phase. Amit Shah, while speaking to The Indian Express on why he is confident of a repeat win in UP, said: “This time, our strength has improved. Modiji is still there. Along with him, we have what the Yogi government has done for Uttar Pradesh in the last five years. There are many more advantages for the BJP. So, I consider ourselves stronger.”