UP Assembly Election 2022: BJP to return to power with 'overwhelming majority', says Yogi Adityanath after EC announces poll dates

The Election Commission has announced seven-phase voting in Uttar Pradesh starting 10 February. Counting of votes will take place in March, along with four other poll-bound states

Press Trust of India January 08, 2022 18:13:29 IST
UP Assembly Election 2022: BJP to return to power with 'overwhelming majority', says Yogi Adityanath after EC announces poll dates

Yogi Adityanath (left) and Akhilesh Yadav. Image courtesy: News18

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday welcomed the announcement of poll dates in the state and said the BJP will return to power with an "overwhelming majority".

The Election Commission has announced seven-phase voting in Uttar Pradesh starting 10 February. Counting of votes will take place in March, along with four other poll-bound states.

"We welcome the festival of democracy. With the blessings of the people and on the basis of the double engine government's achievements, the BJP will form its government with an overwhelming majority," Adityanath tweeted in Hindi.

The state will go to polls on 10 February, 14 February, 20 February, 23 February, 27 February, 3 and 7 March.

Counting of votes in Uttar Pradesh, along with Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, will take place on 10 March.

The BJP has already announced Adityanath as its chief ministerial face in the politically crucial state.

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