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Assembly Election 2022 Updates: Exit polls want to create perception that BJP is winning, says Akhilesh

Elections in five states -- Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur have concluded. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: March 09, 2022 0:54 IST
Assembly Election 2022 LIVE Updates
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Assembly Election 2022 LIVE Updates

Assembly elections in 5 states - Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur have concluded. The counting of votes will take place on March 10. Assembly elections in Goa, Uttarakhand were held in single-phase on February 14, Punjab on February 20. Manipur polls were held in two phases on February 28 and March 5 while the Uttar Pradesh election was held in 7 phases between February 10 to March 7. Ahead of the result day, exit poll results indicate the Bharatiya Janata Party seems ready to retain power in Uttar Pradesh. According to the India TV-CNX Exit Poll results, BJP would be just ahead of the majority in Uttar Pradesh but likely to lose power to Congress in Goa and Uttarakhand. In Punjab, Congress will emerge as the single largest party and barely manage the state, shows Ground Zero Research while AAP may emerge as the number 2 party. 

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  • 10:55 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    No counting will take place until DM is removed, we'll hold protest: SBSP chief OP Rajbhar

    Submited our complaint against transportation of EVMs. As per EC's guidelines, no movement is allowed without informing representatives of parties. No counting will take place until DM is removed. We'll hold a protest after taking stock of today's situation, said SBSP chief OP Rajbhar.

  • 9:06 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    SP workers protest outside EVM strong room in Varanasi's Pahariya Mandi area

    Samajwadi Party workers staged a protest outside an EVM strong room in Varanasi's Pahariya Mandi area. 

     

  • 9:04 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Akhilesh didn't even wait for March 10: Union Minister Anurag Thakur on SP chief's EVM claim

    Akhilesh Ji understood during polls that people aren't serious about SP; jail-bail people were more on their 1st list...'10 March ko Akhilesh Ji kahenge EVM bewafa hai', he didn't even wait, he said it on March 8 only, Union Min Anurag Thakur, on Akhilesh Yadav's EVM claim

  • 8:42 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    UP law Minister Brajesh Pathak on Akhilesh Yadav's EVMs being compromised statement

    "I don't want to comment on Samajwadi Party, such reaction comes from them often, it doesn't matter. BJP will come to power on March 10, crossing 300 seats. Samajwadi Party will never accept it, UP public has seen & refuted their hooliganism," UP Law Minister Brajesh Pathak said.

  • 8:36 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Congress party always has fear in their mind, says CM Pramod Sawant

    I think the Congress party always has fear in their mind. They fear that the candidates whom they chose this time will run away. That is why they have started resort politics, said Goa CM Pramod Sawant.

  • 8:06 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Dinesh G Rao, AICC Goa in-charge, hosts dinner for all candidates

    Digambar Kamat is hosting a dinner on his birthday so all candidates are with him. In the meeting, we'll also strategize for 10th March. This time there will be no lapses, we know how BJP plays. In politics, everybody is in touch with everybody, said Dinesh G Rao, AICC Goa in-charge.

  • 7:46 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Samajwadi Party is winning Ayodhya, claims Akhilesh

    Samajwadi Party is winning Ayodhya that is why BJP is scared. Election Commission officials tampering with EVMs, claims Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav.

  • 7:46 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Varanasi DM transporting EVMs without informing to local candidates, says Akhilesh Yadav

    Samajwadi Chief Akhilesh Yadav alleged, "Varanasi DM is transporting EVMs without giving any information to local candidates. EC should look into it."

    "We need to be alert if EVMs are being transported this way. This is theft. We need to save our votes. We may go to court against it but before that, I want to appeal to people to save the democracy," Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said.

  • 7:16 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Exit polls want to create perception that BJP is winning, alleges Akhilesh Yadav

    Exit polls want to create a perception that BJP is winning. This is the last fight for democracy. EVM is being transported without being informed to candidates, Samajwadi Chief Akhilesh Yadav alleged.

     

  • 7:14 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Akhilesh Yadav calls for protection of EVMs ahead of March 10 result day

    Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav a day after exit polls and two days ahead of result day March 10 claimed that EVMs are being caught in Varanasi is giving a message to every assembly of UP to be alert.

    All the candidates and supporters of SP-alliance should be ready with their cameras to thwart the attempt of rigging in the counting of votes. To protect youth democracy and future.

  • 2:13 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    We are confident Congress will get an absolute majority: Congress Goa in-charge

    Many times exit polls don't predict correct numbers. We have done our own assessment through groundwork and our own sources. We are confident Congress will get an absolute majority, & be able to form govt in alliance with Goa Forward (Party): Dinesh G Rao, Congress Goa in-charge

  • 1:58 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Cong sends 3 observers to Manipur to oversee post-poll scenario

    Amid speculation of a hung Assembly in Manipur, the Congress has dispatched three observers to the state to oversee the post-poll scenario.

    In 2017, the party even after being the single-largest party, had failed to form the government in Manipur.

    The party has assigned T.S. Singhdeo, senior minister in the Chhattisgarh government, Vincent Pala and Mukul Wasnik.

    The Congress has asked all its observers and party in-charges to keep tab on all its newly elected MLAs and inform the central leadership about the same on the counting day on March 10. This is being done to keep its flock together, said sources.

  • 1:56 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Nobody can predict what will happen in Goa: Luizinho Faleiro

    Nobody can predict what will happen in Goa... let's wait for the election results. Within 3 months, the party has taken a vertical jump in the Goan political scenario. We will soon fight the Panchayat elections: Luizinho Faleiro, National Vice President, TMC

  • 1:54 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Congress will lead in Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa: DK Shivakumar

    Congress will lead in Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa. Our party will come to power with majority in Goa. I will be in Goa to help my party leaders there: Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar on Goa elections

  • 1:53 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    BJP will be winning more than 20/40 seats: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

    BJP will be winning more than 20/40 seats. Most exit polls show BJP winning. We will form govt with the support of independent and regional parties. Central leadership will be in talks with them over their demands, will seek MGP's support, if needed: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

     

  • 1:52 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Ganesh Godiyal exudes confidence in Uttarakhand win

    We will get 43-45 seats and form the government. After the results, discussions will be held with the party leaders and high command on who will be the CM: Ganesh Godiyal, Uttarakhand Congress President 

  • 1:51 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    People have voted for Congress: Harish Rawat

    Exit poll is an exit poll. We know about people's emotions, and they have voted for Congress and change... The decision will be in favour of Congress: Congress leader and former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat

  • 1:51 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    SP will form the govt in UP: Om Prakash Rajbhar

    SP will form the govt, he (Yogi Adityanath) will return to temple & Akhilesh Yadav will come. For 13 months farmers were at Gazipur border, neither PM nor BJP saw it. Exit polls gave 2/3rd seats to BJP in Bengal but they lost it badly: SBSP chief OP Rajbhar on UP polls

  • 12:23 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    BSP will emerge as big force on March 10 in UP, says Sudhindra Bhadoria

    Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) national spokesperson Sudhindra Bhadoria on Tuesday rejected the exit polls which predicted the victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, saying that the Mayawati led party will emerge victorious with a big force.

    "People of Uttar Pradesh have given their verdict and votes are locked in the EVMs. The way crowd gathered in the rallies of the BSP chief Mayawati we believe that the party will emerge as a big force," Bhadoria told ANI.

    Exit polls conducted by various organisations have unanimously predicted that the BJP will again form the government in the state while the Samajwadi Party will come second.

  • 12:20 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Justice Ahanthem Bimol Singh appointed Judge of Manipur High Court

    Justice Ahanthem Bimol Singh, Additional Judge of the Manipur High Court, appointed as a Judge of Manipur High Court: Ministry of Law & Justice

  • 12:20 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Licensed premises for liquor sale will remain closed on March 10 in Goa

    In view of the counting of votes at Government Polytechnic College, Altinho in Panaji, all licensed premises for the sale of liquor will remain closed on March 10: District Magistrate, North Goa

  • 12:19 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Jayant Chaudhary on exit polls results

    Results will be different than exit polls, alliance govt will be formed. There is an atmosphere of fear in UP, which can affect a voter's answer when asked on their preferences. Even if someone has voted for us (SP-RLD), they can end saying BJP out of fear: Jayant Chaudhary, RLD

  • 10:59 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Will seek MGP's support if needed: Goa CM

    With just two days to go for the Goa Assembly polls counting, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said the central BJP leadership is already in talks with the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) to seek its support, if the saffron outfit falls short of a few numbers to form government.

    Elections to the 40-member Goa Assembly were held on February 14 and the results will be declared on March 10.

    Talking to PTI, Sawant said the BJP is optimistic that it will get more than 22 seats (as against the majority mark of 21), but if it falls short of the numbers, "the party has also kept open the option of seeking the support of independents and the MGP".
    The central BJP leadership is in talks with the MGP for a post-poll alliance, the CM said.

  • 10:59 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    We will wait and see the results: Priyanka Gandhi on exit poll results

    We fought as hard as we could. We will wait and see the results: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on exit polls for Uttar Pradesh, at Lucknow

  • 10:54 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    BJP will come back with full majority in Goa, says CM Sawant

    Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday expressed confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will come back with a full majority in the state.

    CM Sawant said, "BJP is coming back with a full majority. BJP will get 18-22 seats in Goa and will form the government. I strongly believe people will once again choose the double engine government."

    He added that the Goa BJP government's priority is to complete the infrastructure projects of the double engine government. "We will fulfil the 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa' under this mission", said Sawant.

    Goa went for assembly polls on February 14. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.

  • 10:52 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    AAP will get 80 plus seats in Punjab, says Bhagwant Mann

    Aam Aadmi Party's chief ministerial candidate for Punjab, Bhagwant Mann on Monday exuded confidence that AAP will bag 80 plus seats in the Punjab Assembly elections.

    His remarks came after paying an inspection visit to a strong room where the EVM machines are stored.

    Mann said, "People's mandate is locked in those EVM machines. It will decide Punjab's future for the next 5 years. Results will come on 10 March, we will accept the people's mandate."

    He thanked the workers of the Aam Aadmi Party who have guarded the EVMs day and night since the election.

  • 10:52 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    'Wait till March 10': Channi on exit poll predictions

    With exit polls predicting a clear win for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab, State Chief Minister and Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi urged people to wait till March 10, the day when Assembly election results will be declared. Channi arrived in the national capital today to hold discussions on various issues with Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

    Addressing the reporters after the meeting, Channi said, "Only boxes (EVMs) will tell what has to happen. All of you, please wait till March 10."

    Exit polls on Monday predicted a clear victory for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab with the scale of the party's victory varying across various surveys. Several surveys predicted Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP, which is in power in Delhi, getting a landslide victory.

  • 10:51 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Uttarakhand CM on exit poll results

    Most exit polls have shown BJP govt in Uttarakhand, even those numbers are less, our numbers will be more and we will form a majority govt... People have given certificates for the work done by BJP in the state: Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami

  • 8:26 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Priyanka to lead all-women march in Lucknow

    The Congress will take out an all-woman march in Lucknow on the occasion of International Women's Day on Tuesday.

    Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) president Ajay Kumar Lallu said, "Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will lead the march in which all-women office bearers of the party and others will take part."

    He said, "The march will start from 1090 crossing and end at Uda Devi statue near National Botanical Garden."

    The party has claimed that around one lakh women from all the districts will be seen on the roads of Lucknow.

  • 7:11 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    AAP going to be national, natural replacement of Congress: Raghav Chadha

    Following exit polls predicting Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) clear majority in Punjab Assembly polls, party leader Raghav Chadha said the party is going to be the national and natural replacement of Congress.

    "Exit poll results tell us that the people of Punjab have overwhelmingly voted for change. People rejected traditional political parties. AAP is now a national and fastest-growing political party. AAP is going to be national and natural replacement of Congress," AAP leader Raghav Chadha told ANI.

  • 7:11 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Not surprised with exit polls, NDA will return to power in UP: Anupriya Patel

    With most of the exit polls predicting the return of the Bharatiya Janata Party to power in Uttar Pradesh, Union Minister and Apna Dal (Sonelal) chief Anupriya Patel on Monday said that the National Democratic Alliance government would come back to power with a "thumping majority" in the state.

    Speaking to ANI, Patel said she was not surprised by the predictions.

    "I am not surprised. We have been saying this since day one that the NDA alliance will return to power once again. The exit polls are predicting in the same direction," she said.

  • 7:10 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Congress to send observers to all five states

    The Congress party on Monday said that it will send observers to all states where assembly elections were held. The observers are expected to reach their respective destinations on Tuesday.

    Senior leader P Chidambaram and Karnataka Congress unit chief DK Shivakumar will go to Goa while Ajay Maken and Punjab in-charge Harish Chaudhary will go Punjab.

    According to Exit Polls, the Congress party is losing power in Punjab and giving a tough fight in Goa and Uttarakhand. Whereas, the BJP will have a landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh and Manipur.

  • 6:52 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    BJP will win more seats in final results than predicted in exit polls, says Uttarakhand CM

    Soon after the exit polls predicted an edge to the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state Assembly elections, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Monday exuded confidence in forming the government once again and said the party would win more seats in the final results than predicted in the exit polls.

    Speaking to ANI, Dhami said, "All exit polls are showing that BJP will form govt with the majority. Some are showing 45 seats, some 47 seats but I believe there will be more seats when the final result is out."

    The Chief Minister further laid his faith in the people of the state and said that his party will form the government once again.
    "People of Uttarakhand have shown faith in us and will form the government," he said.

  • 6:51 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Exit polls predict BJP's return to power in UP

    Exit polls on Monday predicted a clear victory for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

    In the 403-member Uttar Pradesh assembly, the majority mark is 202 and the exit polls predicted BJP getting a comfortable majority with its allies.

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