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UP election exit poll results: Akhilesh Yadav’s claim of complete majority proved false, says BJP

Earlier today, Akhilesh expressed confidence in the alliance's victory, even as most exit polls predicted a clear win for the Bharatya Janata Party in the state.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 9, 2017 8:51 pm
BJP exit polls, UP elections 2017, UP exit polls, UP exit poll results, UP elections exit polls, Samajwadi Party, Congress, BSP, Mayawati UP election exit poll results: BJP leader Siddharth Nath told news agency ANI that it shows the CM’s weakness and his claim of getting complete majority proved to be false. (Source: ANI)

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday rubbished Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s statement to the BBC that if SP-Congress alliance doesn’t get majority its ready to ally with the BSP. The chief minister had also said that its better to join hands with Mayawati than to see the state under President Rule. Slamming Yadav for his statement, BJP leader Siddharth Nath told news agency ANI that it shows the CM’s weakness and his claim of getting complete majority proved to be false. Meanwhile, SP leader Naresh Agrawal defended the CM’s statement saying, “He said won’t let BJP run UP with remote and will use full force to stop them. Now any meaning can be derived out of it.” He further told news agency ANI that Akhilesh didn’t mention BSP or Behenji’s name, aim is to keep communal forces out of the state.

Earlier today, Akhilesh expressed confidence in the alliance’s victory, even as most exit polls predicted a clear win for the Bharatya Janata Party in the state. While some of the surveys predicted BJP emerging as the single largest party in UP, others gave them a clear majority.

Uttar Pradesh exit poll LIVE results

According to a CNN IBN exit poll results released on Thursday, BJP has secured a clear lead in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017 with 185 seats, but falling short of majority needed to form the government in the state. According to the poll, the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance has secured 120, while the Bahujan Samaj Party has got around 90 seats. Other parties have secured 9 seats. The election results will not only decide who will rule the state, but it will also be a precursor for the 2019 general elections

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    Yash
    Mar 9, 2017 at 6:24 pm
    Happy to see that in some parts of UP Muslims also voted for BJP especially womens think Modi's pro poor schems
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      Birendra
      Mar 9, 2017 at 9:58 pm
      it would be diwali for UP if BJP comes to power,at last UP is awakening and showing the door to party like SP and BSP these 2 parties have ruined UP
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        Raghu
        Mar 9, 2017 at 9:12 pm
        Hai...wait!!! Who us communal here? Congies and SP are the most communal of all. BJP is a nationalist party not communal at all. Bloody IE how dare you say that?
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          raj
          Mar 9, 2017 at 4:03 pm
          These are all feel good factors created by pliant media houses to arouse confidence in the Bhakts. The ground reality is totally different. Therefore, there is a cautionary note beneath the exit polls that Exit Polls may be injurious to your health. That say it all.
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            Needhi
            Mar 10, 2017 at 5:05 am
            To maintain democracy there should not be one party dominance. Already some BJP leaders show arrogant atude and that is not good for country. You should be humble if you r big.
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