Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa Assembly Election Results 2022 Highlights: As AAP wrested power from Congress in Punjab, the Chief Minister designate, Bhagwant Mann, is all set to take oath of office along with other cabinet ministers on March 16 at Khatkar Kalan, the native village of Bhagat Singh near Nawanshahar.
Meanwhile, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who after BJP’s momentous victory is set to become the first Chief Minister to return to power in the state after completing a five-year term, on Friday submitted his resignation to Governor of the state Anandiben Patel on completion of his first tenure.
Following a high-octane electoral battle, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged victorious in four of the five states. In Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) recorded a historic victory, with the largest mandate in recent years in the state. In Uttar Pradesh, Adityanath, too, has scripted history, returning to power. The BJP became the first party to retain power in the state since 1985. The party is also returning to power in Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. While CM Pushkar Singh Dhami, in line with tradition, lost his seat, the party managed to beat anti-incumbency. In Goa, BJP crossed the majority mark with the help of three Independent candidates and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, which extended its support to the saffron party despite a pre-poll alliance with TMC. Congress leader P Chidambaram noted, “The overwhelming majority voted against the BJP, but their votes were split among many parties, which gave the BJP the opportunity to win 20 seats.”