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Congress-SP alliance, BJP both are confidence of forming next government in Uttar Pradesh

Thursday March 9, 2017 6:08 PM, & Agencies

New Delhi/Lucknow: As voting in final rounds of Uttar Pradesh came to an end Thursdady, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress-Samajwadi Party (SP) alliance both are upbeat about forming the next government in the state.

AICC General Secretary and in-charge of Congress Party affairs in Uttar Pradesh, Ghulam Nabi Azad, said the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance will achieve two-third majority.

"The way alliance has worked; other parties do not even stand a chance to win. Never has any alliance been as successful as this alliance has been. Rahul-Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav have worked very hard," he told ANI.

The senior Congressman also taunted the BJP, saying the saffron party stands no chances and is fighting for the second or third position.

On the other hand, Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya also said the Samajwadi Party and Congress will be shocked after seeing the result on March 11.

"The Bharatiya Janata Party will cross the number of 300. On the basis of the feedback which I have collected from different areas, I can say UP will see the BJP government after 14 years," said Maurya.

"The people here want development to take place, hooliganism to end and good governance to prevail. That is why the people have supported us," he added.

Polling in the final phase of 7-phase Uttar Pradesh ended Wednesday. The Election Commission however had to postpone elections in few assembly constituencies for today due to the death of contesting candidates.

Along with Uttar Pradesh, elections were also held in Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur. The month-long election process started with polling in Punjab and Goa on February 04.

All five states witnessed high turnout with polling in Goa touching 81% on February 4. The same day Punjab saw a turnout of 77.37%.

Of the seven phases in Uttar Pradesh election, the maximum polling was in the second phase when 65.16% voters exercised their franchise. The two-phased polling in Manipur saw a turnout of 85.5% and 86%, respectively. The turnout in Uttarakhand was 65.64%.

Okram Ibobi Singh, Akhilesh Yadav, Parkash Singh Badal, Harish Rawat and Laxmikant Parsekar are hoping to retain power in Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa, respectively

All five went states that went to the polls — Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Manipur — witnessed bitterly fought campaigns over the last one-and-a-half months.

Counting of votes will be done on Saturday Mrach 11, 2017. According to the election commission, counting of votes in all five states will start at 07:00 am.

Meanwhile, all eyes are on the Exit Polls, normally live telecast after polling is over. All leading TV channels have announced that they will start live broadcast of Exit Polls today at 06:00 pm.



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