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Election Results 2022 Live: BJP Retains U.P. And Three Other States, AAP Surprises In Punjab

Catch all the live coverage of the state election result numbers here, as the data pours in through the day.

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A BJP flag flies from a traffic barrier in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, on, Oct. 13, 2021. (Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg)
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BJP Bags Goa And Leads In Three Other States 

BJP is likely to form a government in Goa, where it has won 20 of 40 seats. Congress finished second in the Assembly election race in the state

Election Results 2022 Live: BJP Retains U.P. And Three Other States, AAP Surprises In Punjab

Aam Aadmi Party won maximum number of seats in Punjab and is all set to form the government. Comedian turned politician Bhagwant Mann is going be Punjab's next chief minister.

Election Results 2022 Live: BJP Retains U.P. And Three Other States, AAP Surprises In Punjab
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BJP Continues To Lead In U.P., Uttarakhand, Manipur And Goa; AAP Sweeps Punjab

BJP is set to return to power in Uttar Pradesh. The party continues to lead in 268 seats as of 4.15 pm, leaving the Samajwadi Party at less than half its tally.

Election Results 2022 Live: BJP Retains U.P. And Three Other States, AAP Surprises In Punjab

In Uttarakhand too, the BJP is in lead as of 4.15 pm, leaving the Congress Party at less than half its tally. A party needs to enjoy the strength of at least 36 MLAs to form the government in the state.

Election Results 2022 Live: BJP Retains U.P. And Three Other States, AAP Surprises In Punjab

The Aam Aadmi Party is in lead in 92 of the 117 seats in Punjab as of 4.15 pm and is set to form the government. Comedian turned politician Bhagwant Mann will be Punjab's next chief minister, party convener Arvind Kejriwal said.

Election Results 2022 Live: BJP Retains U.P. And Three Other States, AAP Surprises In Punjab

In Goa, the BJP has taken lead in 20 seats as of 4.15 pm. The Congress-GFP combine is at 12, and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party is leading in two seats.

Election Results 2022 Live: BJP Retains U.P. And Three Other States, AAP Surprises In Punjab

In Manipur, the BJP has reached a simple majority in the 60-member assembly.

Election Results 2022 Live: BJP Retains U.P. And Three Other States, AAP Surprises In Punjab

Editor's Take: How The Markets Are Reading The Election Results

- Niraj Shah, Markets Editor, BloombergQuint

Leads clearly show the BJP with a comfortable majority, which the markets may not rejoice to because of the other global factors. That said, the political continuity helps take one adversity of domestic political uncertainty out for equities.

The run-up in the equity markets on Thursday is entirely thanks to the global picture, and crude prices coming off. The political outcome does not have much to do with this rally.

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AAP Sweeps Into Punjab With Landslide Win

After four hours of counting in Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party is set to form its first government in a full state, after being in power in the National Capital of Delhi for the last 7 years.

The AAP has clocked a 75% strike rate, leaving the incumbent Congress at 18 seats, and former allies Akali Dal and BJP at four and two seats respectively.

“AAP has crossed over 90 seats in Punjab, results are still coming," the party's national convener Arvind Kejriwal said. "People have put a lot of faith in us, we won't break it. We will change this country's politics,” he added.

Election Results 2022 Live: BJP Retains U.P. And Three Other States, AAP Surprises In Punjab

BJP Solidifies Majority In U.P. And Uttarakhand, Nears Halfway In Goa

The Bharatiya Janata Party's leads are well past the majority mark in the Uttar Pradesh assembly as of 2 pm, leaving the Samajwadi Party at less than half its tally.

Election Results 2022 Live: BJP Retains U.P. And Three Other States, AAP Surprises In Punjab

In Uttarakhand too, the BJP appears to be comfortably in the majority with the seats it is currently leading in 46 seats. A party needs to enjoy the strength of at least 36 MLAs to form the government in the state.

Election Results 2022 Live: BJP Retains U.P. And Three Other States, AAP Surprises In Punjab

In Goa, the BJP is emerging as the single-largest party, one short of the halfway mark. The Congress-GFP combine is at 12, and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party is leading in three seats, while its ally and new entrant the Trinamool Congress is drawing a blank. Both the GFP and the MGP were part of the BJP-led government formed by Manohar Parrikar after the 2017 elections.

Election Results 2022 Live: BJP Retains U.P. And Three Other States, AAP Surprises In Punjab

While the BJP is one short as of 2 pm, the independent candidate leading in Goa's Bicholim constituency has declared his support to the BJP.

In Manipur, the BJP is the single largest party, and is currently clocking leads in around half the seats where data for counting has come in.

Election Results 2022 Live: BJP Retains U.P. And Three Other States, AAP Surprises In Punjab
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