BJP won the 2017 Assembly Elections of Uttar Pradesh State

Election Commission of India on 11 March 2017 announced the results of the 2017 Assembly elections of Uttar Pradesh State. The elections were held in 7 phases between 7 February and 8 March 2017 for 403 assembly seats.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which fought the state election without declaring its Chief Ministerial candidate, is all set for a three-fourth majority in Uttar Pradesh. To win the state, the party was successful by winning 322 seats, which also makes it the largest party in the state.

On the other hand, the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was voted out of the power in the state. The party that fought the elections in alliance with India’s oldest Party, Indian National Congress (INC), after seeing a month long family feud was decimated to 55 seats.

Besides, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) led by Mayawati that ruled the state under her for five times was able to win 21 seats. Mayawati ruled the states from 3 June 1995 to 18 October 1995 (for five months), 21 March 1997 to 21 September 1997 (for 6 months), 3 May 2002 to 29 August 2003 and 13 May 2007 to 7 March 2012.

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