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Lucknow: BJP is all set to sweep Uttar Pradesh Assembly election as per showing trends. The Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance is taking a bashing at the hands of the challenger.
Mayawati’s BSP is a looking at a distant third position. The BJP in the crucial assembly elections, billed as a semi-final before the 2019 national elections, is maintaining a strike rate of over 50 per cent in leads.
Today’s results will also be seen as a referendum for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s notes ban last year.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP and its ally, Apna Dal, swept the polls bagging 73 out of 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state, riding the Modi wave.
In the last two Assembly elections, the voters of the state had given clear mandates. In 2012, the SP won 224 seats followed by the BSP (80) and the BJP (47).
The Uttar Pradesh voter has risen above caste for the first time, says Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh.
People have rejected the SP-Congress alliance in a big way; this is a vote for development said BJP leader Yogi Adityanath.
Notably, Assembly Election 2017 took place in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa, and Manipur – in February and March.