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Election results: Mulayam set to replace Maya, Badals retain Punjab

Election results: Mulayam set to replace Maya, Badals retain Punjab

Counting is on in the five states - Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Goa - where polls were conducted during the last two months.

Counting is on in the five states - Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Goa - where polls were conducted during the last two months. Congress leaders admitted they were stunned as results from five state elections showed the party faced defeats in Punjab and Goa and a poor showing in Uttar Pradesh.

The Congress was on top in Uttarakhand but short of an outright majority. The only good news came from Manipur, where the Congress was set to sweep and retain power.

UTTAR PRADESH
  • BJP not satisfied with UP results, says party chief Nitin Gadkari
  • Trends - BSP 85, SP 215, Congress 48, BJP 48 and others 17
  • Wife of Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Louise Khurshid loses to Independent Vijay Singh in Farrukhabad
  • The Bharatiya Janata Party said the Uttar Pradesh election results would cast a shadow on the Congress-led central government as the Samajwadi Party had emerged strongly in the state.
  • Senior party leader Sushma Swaraj said the results were a mixed bag for the BJP
  • The Congress suffered a disastrous defeat losing all five seats in Rae Bareli constituency
  • Four of the seats were bagged by the Samajwadi Party while the fifth went to the Peace Party
  • Mayawati to resign as UP chief minister
  • Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav the party's strategy for government formation will be decided by the parliamentary board
  • With the SP emerging a winner in the state, social scientist Dipankar Gupta gave the credit for its victory to Akhilesh Singh Yadav.
  • The BJP regretted Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's absence from the state during the campaigning, which, they said, would have given an edge to the party. Senior BJP leader Balbir Punj admitted that the party would have certainly gained had Modi campaigned in the state.
  • Senior leader Shaqeel Ahmed to Headlines Today, "We have improved our tally. Because of Rahul Gandhi we have done better in the state."
  • Congress and BJP target each other on their weaknesses as their leaders appeared on Headlines Today while the counting was on in five states. Defending the role of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Rajya Sabha member Mani Shankar Aiyar said, "He deliberately chose to go to most difficult areas. He went to the most difficult state and most difficult areas. That is what Rajiv Gandhi used to do."

PUNJAB
  • Akali Dal-BJP get majority in Punjab assembly
  • Former finance minister and People's Party of Punjab (PPP) president Manpreet Singh Badal lost both from Maur and Gidderbaha constituencies
  • SAD+ leading in 63 seats. Cong drops to 51 seats. Other parties leading in 3 states.
  • Trends for al 117 seats out. SAD+ leading/declared in 62 seats, Cong in 52. Majority mark is 59.
  • Amarinder Singh's son Raninder Singh loses from Samana.
  • Akali Dal president and Dy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal wins from Jalalabad.
  • Akali Dal's Upinderjit Kaur loses from Sultanpur Lodhi.
  • Parkash Singh Badal's estranged nephew and PPP chief Manpreet Singh Badal loses from Gidderbaha. The state's former finance minister also lost from Gaur seat.
  • Akali Dal's Upinderjit Kaur trails from Sultanpur Lodhi.
  • Akali Dal's Adesh Partap Kairon trails in Patti. Akali Dal lead drops to 61.
MANIPUR
  • Manipur's has won 16 seats in the assembly elections till 12.30 pm
  • Results were declared for 23 seats of the 60 assembly constituencies in Manipur till 12.30 pm
  • Trinamool Congress has won three seats, followed by the Naga Peoples' Front (NFP) which won two seats.
  • The Manipur State Congress party (MSCP) and Lok Janshakti Party followed the tally by securing one seat each.
  • Congress candidate and Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh's wife O Landhoni wins the Khangabok seat defeating Manipur People's Party nominee L Jatra by over 200 votes. 
  • Trends showing Congress leading in 32 seats, BJP far behind with lead in 2 seats and others leading in 13 seats Manipur Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh defeats his nearest rival O Indira of BJP in Thoubal assembly constituency by over 10,000 votes
  • Congress reaches the half way mark with leads in 30 seats with BJP leading in 2 seats and others lead in 11 seats
  • Forest Minister and Congress candidate, Th Debendra Singh wins the Jiribam seat defeating A Biren of Trinamool Congress by over 2000 votes
  • Lok Jana Sakti Party candidate Karam Shyam defeats veteran Manipur People Party leader O Joy in the prestigious Langthabal assembly seat by over 700 votes
  • Congress leads in 26 seats, BJP leads in 2 seats and others lead in 10 seats
  • State Congress chief Gaikhangam wins the pretigious Nungba seat defeating Manipur State Congress Party candidate Admi Panmei by over 3,000 votes
  • Congress leading in 25 seats, BJP leading in 2 seats and others leading in 10 seats
UTTARAKHAND
  • The Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were running neck-and-neck as results poured in for the 70-member Uttarakhand assembly
  • Trends at 12.30 pm, the ruling BJP and the Congress were leading in 31 seats each and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in two.
  • Kranti Dal-Panwar led by Trivendra Singh Panwar was leading in one seat and others in five.
  • Chief Minister B.C. Khanduri was leading over S.S. Negi of the Congress from Kotdwar seat by a little less than 500 votes
  • State BJP president Bishan Singh Chufal was leading over his closest rival, Congress' Rewati Joshi, by some 4,000 votes from Didihaat constituency
GOA
  • The ruling Congress was trailing in Goa
  • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won seven seats.
  • The Congress is leading in one other seat, while the BJP is leading in six.
  • Goa Vikas Party (GVP), a regional party, has won two seats, while one independent has emerged victorious
  • Goa voted March 3 for a 40-member assembly
  • Early trends: Congress races ahead with lead in 19 seats
  • Total 60 assembly constituencies