New Delhi, March 11: The Election Commission is set to announce the results for the Assembly Elections 2017 in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa – today. The counting of votes will begin at 8:00 am and it is likely that the trends for all five states will be clear by afternoon. You can also watch the results on LIVE streaming. Stakes are high for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in UP, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa as the exit polls have predicted massive gains for the party here. Meanwhile, in Punjab, exit polls have predicted a neck and neck contest between the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party, even as they say that the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party combine may be decimated.Also Read - Lucknow DM Issues Protocols For Passengers Arriving at Lucknow Airport. Check Details Here

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Uttar Pradesh saw a power-packed contest this year with Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing as many as 24 rallies in the state to ensure his party’s victory. On the other hand Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced an alliance between the Samajwadi Party and the Congress and addressed joint rallies with Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. This election also saw the feud between Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh come to the fore as the dynamics changed within the party with the UP Chief Minister taking over as the SP chief. Meanwhile, Mayawati has remained optimistic that the Bahujan Samaj Party will win the battle for UP. The elections in the state for 404 seats were held in seven phases between February 4 and March 8 and a voter turnout of over 60 per cent was recorded. CATCH – Uttar Pradesh Election Results 2017 LIVE Updates Also Read - UPTET Paper Leak: 29 Arrested So Far; CM Yogi Adityanath Says Will Invoke NSA Against Culprits

Punjab Assembly Elections 2017

In Punjab, it has been an interesting fight this year with the entry of the Aam Aadmi Party. The state of Punjab, which has traditionally voted to choose between the Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party combine, a third party emerged and made headlines. The AAP has made the battle of Punjab a three-cornered fight and stakes are high for the Arvind Kejriwal-led party. Voting took place for the 117-seat Punjab Assembly elections 2017 on February 4 and a turnout of 78 per cent was recorded, which is similar to the elections of 2012.

Uttarakhand Assembly Elections 2017

For the Congress, the Uttarakhand election this year was an opportunity to come clean after the party lost the confidence of its MLAs. Fighting corruption allegations, even as Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat proved majority, he came under fire with his own MLAs quitting the party and the BJP even asking for President’s rule in the state. The state saw rebels emerge from both parties this election. According to reports, there were at least 1000 candidates who switched loyalties in the state. What’s more interesting is that these rebels chose to contest against the party that they had quit or had been expelled from on the same seat.

Manipur Assembly Elections 2017

Manipur has been reeling under economic blockade and the Congress government has not been able to do much about it. The BJP has promised to remove it within 24 hours of coming to power.

Goa Assembly Elections 2017

In Goa, there still seems to be no one contesting the popularity of former chief minister Manohar Parrikar even as he is now the Defence Minister at the Centre. While Aam Aadmi Party has entered the fray here too, but according to the exit polls, it isn’t gaining more than 2-4 seats in the state. The Congress too may be able to get something close to 15-20 seats here.

Live Updates

  • 6:54 PM IST

    The LIVE coverage of election results is now over. Thank you for staying with us. You can get the full coverage of Assembly elections in all five states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa – on our election site here

  • 6:42 PM IST

    Uttar Pradesh results: Out of 403 – The BJP+ has won over 320 seats, SP-Congress 54, BSP 19

    Uttarakhand results: Out of 70 – The BJP gets 57, Congress 11
    Manipur results: Out of 60 – BJP gets 21, Congress 26
    Goa results: Out of 40 – BJP gets 13, Congress 17
    Punjab results: Out of 117 – Congress gets 77, SAD-BJP 18, AAP 20
  • 5:22 PM IST

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi tweets: I congratulate Shri. Narendra Modi and the BJP on their victory in Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand. I thank everyone in Punjab for their immense faith and support. This is a mandate for a brighter future for Punjab and it’s youth. My heartiest congratulations to Capt Amarinder Singhji & all our party workers who worked tirelessly Captain Amarinder Singh. To all Congress workers across India: We stand resolute & committed to our values & our belief in an India united in strength & purpose. Our fight continues and will not end till we win the hearts & minds of people.

  • 5:06 PM IST

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav addresses the media: I accept the mandate of the people of Uttar Pradesh. I hope that the new government in UP works even better than SP. I thank and congratulate the people of UP. We’ll try to find out whether Mayawati’s EVM claims are true.

  • 4:20 PM IST

    PM Modi tweets: Am overjoyed that BJP has received unprecedented support from all sections of society. Huge support from the youth is gladdening. I salute the hardwork of BJP Karyakartas. They have tirelessly worked hard at the grassroots level & won the confidence of the people. Congratulations to Amit Shah, party office bearers & state units for their exemplary work in taking the party to new heights. Every moment of our time, everything we do is for welfare & well-being of the people of India. We believe in the power of 125 crore Indians.

  • 4:18 PM IST

    PM Narendra Modi tweets: Gratitude to the people of India for the continued faith, support and affection for the BJP. This is very humbling & overwhelming. I thank the people of Uttar Pradesh from the bottom of my heart. This historic win for BJP is the victory of development and good governance. I thank the people of Kashi for having faith in me. The Uttarakhand victory is special. I assure the people that e will take Uttarakhand on the path of development. I thank people of Punjab for giving SAD-BJP the opportunity to serve for 10 years & for the support we got in these polls.

  • 3:57 PM IST

    Amit Shah addresses media: With these elections, it has become clear that the people of the country have supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the demonetisation move.

  • 3:41 PM IST

    Amit Shah addresses media: Our leader Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to be favoured among the people of India and other parties must accept this mandate. This is the beginning of an era.

  • 3:37 PM IST

    Amit Shah addresses media: BJP President Amit Shah addresses the media with a big smile on his face. He begins with wishing the country on Holi. “The results for the Assembly elections are very encouraging for the BJP. We are forming the government in UP, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. In Punjab, though we have lost, our vote share with our ally SAD is above 30 per cent,” says Amit Shah

  • 2:53 PM IST

    Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah is at the party headquarters in New Delhi. He will address the media at 3:30 pm. The party has witnessed a landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh as well as Uttarakhand.