The BJP and its ally Apna Dal (S) consolidated their position in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh by bagging 15 seats and leading in 49 others, while the rival SP-BSP alliance has won five seats and is leading in just 10 out of 80 seats.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi won from Varanasi seat defeating his nearest rival SP's Shalini Yadav by a huge margin of 4,79,505 votes, bettering his previous margin.
According to the trends available till 9 pm, the BJP has won 13 seats and its ally Apna Dal (S) two seats.
The BSP was leading in six seats, SP in four and Congress in one seat.
Couting of votes for 80 seats began on Thursday morning.
Read through to know how the counting day in Uttar Pradesh unfolded.
[ALSO READ] Election Results 2019 Live streaming