In the recently-held polls, the BJP retained power in Uttar Pradesh by winning 255 of the 403 assembly seats, while the SP won 111 seats.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath played holi with full enthusiasm with colour and flower petals amidst slogans of 'Yogi Yogi' and 'Jai Shri Ram'.
Three held for allegedly pelting stones on BJP supporters during poll victory celebration in Uttar Pradesh
Bulldozer had become a part of the BJP's election campaign with Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath mentioning it frequently in his speeches.
The BJP saw a marginal increase in its support among the Muslim voters as compared to the 2017 Assembly elections.
The narrowest victory margin was registered in Dhampur, where BJP's Ashok Kumar Rana defeated SP's Naeem-ul-Hasan by 203 votes.
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After Congress' dismal showing in the polls, Zeeshan Haider had blamed people close to Priyanka Gandhi for the poor performance.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership and guidance.
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The BJP and its alliance partners bagged 273 of 403 Assembly seats in the elections, the results of which were announced on Thursday.
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Khan, a former Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister, registered victory from Rampur seat and Nahid Hasan logged his third assembly poll win from Kairana.
These include Dhananjay Singh (Malhani), Vijay Mishra (Gyanpur), Yash Bhadra Singh Monu (Isauli) and Amarmani Tripathi (Nautanwa), son of Purvanchal strongman Yatra Amanmani Tripathi.
Mayawati said it was the media's aggressive propaganda showing the BSP as the 'B team of the BJP' that drove away Muslims and anti-BJP voters from it.
Noida, Dadri and Jewar assembly seats in Gautam Buddh Nagar were won by BJP's Pankaj Singh, Tejpal Nagar and Dhirendra Singh, respectively, in 2017 state polls as well as in 2022.
The Hyderabad MP felt that such an atmosphere would continue for many more years in the country's democracy.
A myth was nurtured for nearly three decades that any Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh who visited Noida in Gautam Buddh Nagar district was doomed to go out of power.
The thumping victory of the BJP in UP puts aside the narratives of double anti-incumbency against the double engine government.
BJP with its allies was winning or leading in 274 seats out of 403, becoming the first party in over three decades to form a government for a second consecutive time in Uttar Pradesh.
Congress relegated to margins in UP: Its seat tally down to 2 from 7, vote share to 2.35% from 6.25%
While Congress' seats tally came down to two from seven in 2017, its vote share declined to 2.35 per cent from 6.25 per cent.
Akhilesh Yadav remained in the party office till Thursday evening monitoring the poll results in which his party-led alliance lost to the BJP-headed coalition.
Outside the BJP office in Lucknow, some excited supporters were spotted riding on a bulldozer with saffron flags to celebrate the party's victory in the elections.
AIFB, IUML and LJP could not manage to get any votes, and their vote share stood at 0.00 per cent, according to the ECI website.