The SBSP had fought the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly polls with the BJP, but severed ties with the saffron party as Rajbhar quit the Yogi Adityanath cabinet before the 2019 general elections.
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.
Living up to the party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's promise to give 40 per cent of the tickets to women candidates, the Congress fielded 148 of them, of which only one secured a win.
The narrowest victory margin was registered in Dhampur, where BJP's Ashok Kumar Rana defeated SP's Naeem-ul-Hasan by 203 votes.
Heads roll in Uttar Pradesh Congress after poor results, electronic media coordinator Zeeshan Haider expelled
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.
Some of the BJP MLAs expressed confidence that the saffron wave will also sweep Jharkhand in the next assembly polls.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath chairs last meeting of outgoing Cabinet, thanks people for support in polls
The BJP and its alliance partners bagged 273 of 403 Assembly seats in the elections, the results of which were announced on Thursday.
Uttar Pradesh polls: Fighting from jail, Samajwadi Party's Azam Khan and Nahid Hasan win their seats
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.
Bhupesh Chaubey from Robertsganj constituency in Sonbhadra district secured 84,496 of the total votes counted, defeating his nearest rival, Avinash Kushwaha of the Samajwadi Party.
The Hyderabad MP felt that such an atmosphere would continue for many more years in the country's democracy.
Maurya lost the assembly poll contest in Sirathu to Samajwadi Party leader and Union Minister Anupriya Patel's sister Pallavi by 7,337 votes.
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.