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UP Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 Highlights: Modi retains Varanasi, Sonia Gandhi re-elected to Rae Bareli

Uttar Pradesh, UP Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 Highlights: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi conceded defeat in his home turf Amethi. In his address, Rahul congratulated BJP's Smriti Irani, asking her to "take care of people of Amethi." Irani defeated Rahul by a margin of 55,120 votes.

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Uttar Pradesh Election Results 2019 Highlights: In Varanasi, BJP’s Narendra Modi defeated Samajwadi Party’s Shalini Yadav by a wide margin of is racing ahead with a wide margin of 47,95,05 votes.

Uttar Pradesh, UP Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 Highlights: The SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh did manage to secure votes in the state, but not enough to stop the momentum of Bharatiya Janata Party. The BJP won 62 seats, while the SP-BSP alliance won six seats with lead on 1 seat. The Congress, meanwhile, could manage just a single seat – Sonia Gandhi’s Rae Bareli. While Apna Dal (Soneylal) won two seats.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi conceded defeat in his home turf Amethi. In his address, Rahul congratulated BJP’s Smriti Irani, asking her to “take care of people of Amethi.” Irani defeated Rahul by a margin of 55,120 votes.

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In Varanasi, BJP’s Narendra Modi defeated Samajwadi Party’s Shalini Yadav by a wide margin of is racing ahead with a wide margin of 47,95,05 votes. In Rampur, Samajwadi Party candidate Azam Khan defeated BJP’s Jaya Prada by 10,99,97 votes. BJP’s star candidate Hema Malini won from Mathura by 29,34,71 votes. Mother-son duo BJP’s Maneka Gandhi and Varun Gandhi won from Sultanpur and Pilibhit respectively.

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Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 Highlights: With Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav in the fray, all eyes are on the 80-seat Uttar Pradesh.

Amethi Congress committee chief resigns

Yogendra Mishra, President of District Congress Committee- Amethi, resigns from the post taking responsibility for the defeat.

Raj Babbar resigns as UP congress chief

In the wake of the Congress' dismal performance in the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, state party president Raj Babbar has sent his resignation to Rahul Gandhi. Babbar has sent his resignation to Congress president Rahul Gandhi , a spokesman of the party's state unit Rajiv Bakshi told PTI here. He has sent his resignation taking responsibility for the party's showing in the just-concluded polls, Bakshi said. Babbar tweeted in Hindi on Friday," The results are depressing for the Uttar Pradesh Congress. I find myself guilty of not discharging my responsibility in a proper manner." "I will meet the leadership and apprise it of my views. Congratulations to the winners for winning the confidence of the people," he said.

UP, Bihar Lok Sabha election results: BJP’s heartland surge flattens identity politics

Turning caste calculations on its head, and upending the formidable arithmetic of the Mandal formula’s main protagonists in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the BJP-led NDA has virtually flattened the politics of identity by winning 103 of the 120 Lok Sabha seats in the two states. Read Ravish Tiwari's explainer on BJP’s surge in the Hindi heartland.

PM Modi, Amit Shah meet Advani, MM Joshi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah have met BJP veteran leader Murli Manohar Joshi to seek his blessings, a day after the BJP won a massive victory in the Lok Sabha elections 2019. The leaders had also met L K Advani this morning.

How Rahul Gandhi lost his home turf Amethi

Congressmen blame the “goodwill” gesture by the Bahujan Samaj Party-Samajwadi Party alliance by not contesting the seat coupled with the message that Rahul Gandhi might leave Amethi after winning both Wayanad and Amethi, as a twin force behind his defeat. People in Amethi said that the BSP vote bank shifted to the BJP this time, causing loss to the Congress. Read more

Uttar Pradesh: In alliance dark cloud, BSP gets silver lining

While the alliance between the BSP and the SP managed to make some dent in the mandate that the BJP got in Uttar Pradesh in 2014 — 71 seats — the BSP emerged to be the major gainer. The BJP lost numbers compared to 2014 but gained in terms of vote-share. The SP got around the same number of seats but lost in terms of vote-share. The BSP, which led on 10 seats, maintained its vote-share.

Despite losing about 15 seats to the alliance, the BJP’s vote share increased in the state from 42.63 per cent in 2014 to approximately 49.5 per cent this time. The BSP maintained the same vote-share (around 19.27), while the SP’s share dipped from 22 per cent in 2014 to about 18 per cent. The Congress’s vote-share came down from 7.53 per cent to about 6.3 per cent. The party got a major shock in Amethi, where AICC president Rahul Gandhi lost to Union minister Smriti Irani of BJP by about 55,000 votes. Irani maintained her lead against Rahul through all the rounds of counting. Read more

Modi wave takes wind out of 'mahagathbandhan' sail

Riding on the crest of the Modi wave, BJP and its ally in Uttar Pradesh Thursday dished out a grand performance in Uttar Pradesh, halting the efforts of the fledgling 'mahagathbandhan' to challenge the saffron brigade in the crucial Hindi heartland state. As counting progressed past midnight, the BJP and the Apna Dal (S) consolidated their position, winning 54 seats together out of the 80 seats at stake. The BJP was leading on another 10. The BSP won eight and was leading on two seats, while its alliance partner SP won four and was leading on one. Congress won the lone Raebareli seat of Sonia Gandhi. In 2014 polls, BJP had won 71 seats and its ally Apna Dal (S) two, while Samajwadi Party bagged five seats and Congress two. In three bypolls, the opposition had wrested Gorakhpur, Phulpur and Kairana from the BJP. This time, the Modi wave not only smashed the SP-BSP alliance, but also uprooted Congress president Rahul Gandhi from the party bastion of Amethi, where Union minister Smriti Irani was leading comfortably to avenge her defeat in 2014. (PTI)

BJP's Bholanath records lowest victory margin; wins Machhlishahr seat by 181 votes

BJP's Bholanath won the Machhlishahr seat in Uttar Pradesh by just 181 votes, the lowest margin recorded in the Lok Sabha elections, defeating Tribhuvan Ram of the BSP. This is the lowest margin of victory among the results declared for more than 375 seats by the Election Commission of India (ECI) so far. Going by the latest available data, the victory margin of Bholanath -- who polled 4,88,397 votes -- is likely to be the lowest. In the 2014 general elections, Machhlishahr seat was won by BJP's Ram Charitra Nishad by more than 1.72 lakh votes.

Akhilesh wins Azamgarh seat

Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav has won from the Azamgarh seat, defeating Bhojpuri star and BJP candidate Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirahua by over 2.59 lakh votes. Yadav has won by a margin of 2,59,874 votes by nearest rival Nirahua.

Incumbent Sanjeev Kumar Balyan wins Muzaffarnagar seat

Sanjeev Kumar Balyan retained his ground in Muzaffarnagar and won by a margin of just over 6000 votes. He faced a strong challenge from RLD's Ajit Singh. 

Dimple Yadav loses to BJP's Subrat Pathak in Kannauj

Dimple Yadav, wife of Akhilesh Yadav lost the Kannauj seat to BJP's Subrat Pathak. She faced the defeat by a margin of over 10,000 votes. 

Azam Khan of SP wins from Rampur seat

Samajwadi Party leader Mohammad Azam Khan wins from Rampur seat, defeats BJP's Jaya Prada by over one lakh votes.

BJP wins Aligarh seat

BJP has won the Aligarh seat with Satish Kumar Gautam defeating his closest rival BSP's Ajeet Baliyan by 2.29 lakh votes.

Noida traders distribute 350 kg laddoos to celebrate BJP's win

Scores of BJP supporters came out on the roads in Noida amid slight rains Thursday evening, with traders distributing sweets to celebrate Mahesh Sharma's victory from Gautam Buddh Nagar seat in the Lok Sabha polls. City's popular Sector 18 market remained the hub of celebrations where 350 kg laddoos were ordered by local market associations, their office-bearers said. The traders' community, considered a traditional supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), hoped that Sharma would continue to work for the market and remove obstacles that the businessmen face. (PTI)

VK Singh headed towards recieving highest margin in UP

Former Army chief General VK Singh is headed towards another term and is leading from Ghaziabad with over 5 lakh votes. 

BJP wins UP's Machhlishahr seat by just 181 votes

BJP wins from Ballia in UP

BJP candidate Virendra Singh won from the Ballia seat in Uttar Pradesh, he defeated his nearest rival by a margin of 15519 votes. 

Smriti Irani offers prayers after winning in Amethi

Adityanath hails PM Modi for BJP's massive victory

Maneka Gandhi wins from Sultanpur

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi won from the Sultanpur Lok Sabha seat defeating her nearest rival BSP candidate Chandra Bhadra Singh Sonu by over 14,000 votes.

BJP's Mahesh Sharma leading in Noida

Union minister and BJP leader Mahesh Sharma is leading by a margin of over two lakh votes from the Gautam Budhh Nagar seat after 28 rounds of counting for the Lok Sabha polls, the district election office said. By 8.30 pm, Sharma had 6.45 lakh votes across the five assembly segments of Noida, Jewar, Dadri, Sikandrabad and Khurja that constitute the Gautam Buddh Nagar parliamentary seat, it said.

Akhilesh Yadav leading from Azamgarh

Samajwadi Party chief and former CM Akhilesh Yadav is leading from the Azamgarh seat is leading by 2.5 lakh votes against BJP's Dinesh lal Yadav. 

Varun Gandhi wins from Pilibhit seat

BJP's Varun Gandhi has won from the Pilibhit seat. He has won with a margin of 255627 votes. 

Rajnath Singh emerges as winner in Lucknow

BJP's Rajnath Singh retained Lucknow with a margin of 3.47 lakh votes. He was pitted against Samajwadi Party's Poonam Sinha

Sonia Gandhi retains Rae Bareli

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi reelected from Rae Bareli. She defeated Congress turncoat Dinesh Yadav by a margin of over 1.5 lakh votes

Narendra Modi retains Varanasi

Surpassing his record win of 3.37 lakh votes in 2014 general elections, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was reelected in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi by a margin of nearly 4.80 lakh votes. Shalini Yadav, the SP-BSP Mahagathbandhan candidate is second, while Congress’ Ajay Rai is trailing at third position.

Interestingly, the BJP was seemingly so confident of a win in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi that the Prime Minister did not address even a single public campaign rally here. He only came to file his nomination and held a massive roadshow prior to that.

Lok Sabha results against expectations and sentiments of people: Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati called the results "against the expectations and sentiments of people." "Anyway, when all the institutions of the country start bending their knees before the government, the public has to take a stand," she said, reported news agency ANI. 

UP results: BJP wins Banda

Banda goes to BJP. RK Singh Patel won by a margin of over 50,000 votes

Election result against expectations, sentiments of people: Mayawati on BJP's win

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati said the election result went against the expectations and sentiments of people. "Today's result is against the expectations and sentiments of people. Anyway, when all the institutions of the country start bending their knees before the government, the public has to take a stand," Mayawati said on BJP's clean sweep. 

Nothing is impossible: Smriti Irani.

Nothing is impossible: Smriti Irani. Irani is leading by a wide margin in Amethi

Gorakhpur: Ravi Kishan wins

Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan won by a three-lakh margin in Gorakhpur, a seat won by Adityanath in 2014. "This is a victory of the truth."

Rahul Gandhi concedes defeat in Amethi

In his first address to the nation after the Lok Sabha election results, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi conceded defeat in his home turf Amethi and congratulated BJP’s, Smriti Irani. Amethi, a traditional Congress bastion, had been with the party since 1980. Irani is leading by a margin of 35,000 votes in the seat.

First seat declared, Bahraich goes to BJP

In Uttar Pradesh, the first seat is declared. Bahraich has been won by BJP.

'Opposition, Congress silenced': Hema Malini on BJP's performance

BJP Mathura candidate Hema Malini congratulates Modi and Shah for NDA's performance in Lok Sabha polls

Gandhis in Amethi: From Sanjay to Rahul, the story of a pocket borough

Amethi’s first tryst with the Nehru-Gandhi family happened in 1980 when Sanjay Gandhi won the seat. In the next three decades, the constituency changed hands across three other members of the family. As Rahul Gandhi faces a scare in his home turf, a look at all the Gandhi's that won from Amethi. Read more

Rahul vs Smriti: Margin increases to 19,000 votes

Vote gap in Amethi widens! Smriti Irani now leading by a margin of 19,204 votes

BSP's Danish Ali leads in Amroha

Danish Ali, who made a switch from JD(S) to BSP is leading in Amroha. BJP's Kanwar Singh Tanwar is trailing behind by a margin of 70,000 votes. Ali was general secretary of the JD(S) and was instrumental in talks for forging an alliance between the JD(S) and Congress after the Karnataka Assembly polls last year.

'Historic win', tweets UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath congratulates PM Modi, Amit Shah on NDA's win

India wins yet again: Narendra Modi on BJP's performance in Lok Sabha polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's congratulatory message

In Unnao, Sakshi Maharaj leads with nearly 4 lakh votes

In Unnao, Sakshi Maharaj is leading by a margin of nearly 4 lakh votes. Samajwadi Party's Arun Shanker Shukla is trailing. In 2014, Sakshi Maharaj won by a margin of 3.10 lakh votes

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If ground reports are anything to go by, it seems difficult for the BJP to replicate its 2014 victory.

UP Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 LIVE Updates: As the results for Lok Sabha elections trickle in, one question that every Indian voter will look forward to is if the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh has paid off or are the scales titling towards the saffron party. Considering the number of MPs that UP is home to and the political lineup in the state, the electoral interest here is anything but natural.

In the 2014 elections, BJP emerged as the largest party with 71 seats and a vote share of 42.6 per cent to their credit - a dramatic rise from their win of 10 seats in 2012 elections. Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party was reduced to just 5 seats with a vote share of 22.3 per cent, while Rahul Gandhi's Congress scraped through with two seats and a vote share of 7.5 per cent. Apna Dal also managed seats and a vote share of 1 per cent. Mayawati's BSP, however, failed to open its account in the state despite a vote share of 19.8 per cent.

Read | UP-turn: The Arithmetic and Chemistry of SP-BSP alliance

Forgetting the animosity of 23 years, the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party have stitched an alliance to counter the BJP while the latter hopes to repeat its 2014 performance when it bagged 73 seats.  The Congress, meanwhile, is not part of the alliance. According to the deal, BSP got 10 of the 17 seats reserved for Scheduled Castes — its core vote base — and also contested most of the seats in western Uttar Pradesh. The Samajwadi Party, on the other hand, fielded candidates on seats such as Etah, Mainpuri, Kannauj and Etawah – considered to be Yadav strongholds. Ajit Singh-led Rashtriya Lok Dal also joined the deal.

The Congress, meanwhile, has thrown in the ring what is often referred to as their trump card - Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Hoping that her charm works in their favour, the party appointed her as the Uttar Pradesh East General Secretary and tasked her with campaigning. Speculation was also rife that she might take on Prime Minister Modi in Varanasi, but the party fielded former MP Ajay Rai. The Congress has allied with Jan Adhikar Party, Mahan Dal and Apna Dal (Krishna Patel) in a bid to reach out to OBC voters in the state.

The BJP, on the other hand, has allied with Apna Dal (Sonelal) and Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) in the state. However, cracks appeared between the BJP and SBSP as the saffron party did not give any seat to the SBSP in the Lok Sabha elections.The BJP also formed coalition with Nishad Party, whose candidate Praveen Nishad had surprised the BJP by winning from the Gorakhpur bye-polls last year on an SP ticket.

Read | It’s BJP vs alliance, candidates count for little in Uttar Pradesh

Caste arithmetic in Uttar Pradesh

With the two heavyweights of SP and BSP coming together and with added support of predominantly Jat-based RLD in western UP, one might assume that the gathbanhan is as at an obvious advantage. However, the battle is still a close one. With the alliance, the Dalit-Yadav vote, which earlier used to be divided, is now expected to be polarised against the BJP. However, ground reports of people being unhappy about the two parties coming together might prove to be a bootlegger of votes. The Samajwadi Party also enjoys a healthy stake over the Muslim voters, who form about 20 per cent population in the state. But again, not aligning with the Congress may result in the division of Muslim votes.

The BJP, meanwhile, is banking primarily on the upper caste Hindus plus Nishad and Kurmi votes (thanks to its alliance partners). Even though the BJP’s alliance with SBSP is in shackles, it is to be seen how much it will affect their overall tally as SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar’s exclusion from the UP cabinet happened only after the polling process was done within the state.

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