Demolishing the challenge posed by the SP-BSP alliance, the BJP and its ally Apna Dal(S) have won 62 of Uttar Pradesh's 80 Lok Sabha seats. The counting of votes is still underway in the state.
Uttar Pradesh sends the highest number of MPs in Lok Sabha. The Election Commission (EC) has declared results of 77 seats as of 6:20 am Friday. The SP-BSP alliance has managed 14 seats between them.
The saffron party has won 60 seats. Apna Dal (S) has won two seats. The BJP was also leading on two seats.
The party's most remarkable victory came in Amethi. Union minister Smriti Irani defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi from his party's bastion.
In Lok Sabha election 2014, the NDA won 73 seats.
The opposition SP-BSP alliance bagged 14 seats, with nine going to Mayawati's BSP. The Congress just won one seat in UP--Rae Bareli, the stronghold of UPA chairperson and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi.