India

State Election Results


Published

A series of state elections have been held over the past month with counting taking place in the past week. The results were published this weekend and were as follows:

Elections for the 117 seats of the north-western state of the Punjab Legislative Assembly took place on 4th February. The centre-left Indian National Congress (INC) won 77 seats (+31 seats) and the centre-left and anti-corruption Aam Aadmi Party won 20 seats (+20). The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Democratic Alliance allied right-wing Shiromani Akali Dal won 15 seats (-41) and the Bharatiya Janata Party won three seats (-9).

In the northern Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly 403 seats were elected in seven phases between 11th February and 9th March. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 312 seats (+265) whilst the centre-left Samajwadi Party won 47 seats (-177 seats). The centre-left Indian National Congress (INC) won seven seats (-21 seats). The centre-left Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) won 19 seats (-61 seats). Four other parties won seats.

In the norther state of Uttarakhand where 69 seats in the Legislative Assembly were contested on 15th February the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 57 seats (+26 seats). The Indian National Congress (INC) won 11 seats (-21 seats).

In the north-eastern state of Manipur where elections were held in two phases on 4th and 8th March for the 60 seats of the legislative assembly the Indian National Congress (INC) won 28 seats (-19) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 21 seats (+21). Five other parties won seats.

The south-western state of Goa held its election on 4th February for the 40 members of the Goa Legislative Assembly. The Indian National Congress (INC) won 17 seats (+8) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 13 seats (-8). Four other parties won seats.

Two more states are scheduled to hold assembly elections this year. The eastern state of Gujarat Legislative Assembly with 182 seats is currently controlled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and is expected to hold its elections in November. The northern state of Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly has 68 seats of which 36 are held by the Indian National Congress (INC) and elections are expected in December.

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