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UP Election Results 2017: BJP leads in Ghaziabad, Dadri, all three constituencies in Varanasi

Call it the Narendra Modi wave or 'Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas', the Bharatiya Janata Party engine is chugging ahead in Uttar Pradesh and there is no stopping it. With a secure lead on 308 seats out of the 403-seat Assembly, the saffron party has left behind its opponents with a margin that's not easy to touch. Come to talk of the victory, perhaps Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-day visit to Varanasi did propel the BJP's chances in the state, whatever the Opposition and some of his own allies may have called it.

Earlier, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan had called Modi a Nukkad neta while a Bharatiya Janata Party ally and a Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha  said the roadshow was uncalled for and did not suit the prime minister's position.

What this did was it propelled Varanasi at the  centerstage of the UP battle and made it one of the most watched districts and the BJP and its allies are poised to sweep all the five assembly segments in the district.

As per trends available till noon, the Bharatiya Janata Party is leading by a comfortable margin in all the three urban seats it had won in 2012 — Varanasi Cantt, Varanasi South and Varanasi North. The party is also heading towards victory in the predominantly rural Rohaniya, a seat where the party had polled less than 10 per cent votes five years ago. The party candidate here has established a comfortable lead of over 10,000 votes. In Pindra, which falls under Machhlishahr Lok Sabha seat, the party has established a lead of more than 15,000 votes. The Bharatiya Janata Party's allies Apna Dal (Soney Lal) and Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party too have respectively established handsome leads in Sevapuri, which falls under Varanasi, and Ajagara, which comes under Chandauli.

Apart from Amethi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Rahul Gandhi and a perceived Gandhi bastion,  Etawa, a traditional Yadav bastion, Ghaziabad etc. Here is a list of key constituencies in the most closely watched districts and how the candidates are performing there.

Constituency Candidate Party Status
Agra Cantt Giriraj Singh Dharmesh BJP Leading
Aligarh Zafar Alam SP Leading
Allahabad North Harshvardhan Bajpai BJP Leading
Allahabad South Parvez Ahmed SP Leading
Allahabad South Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi BJP Trailing
Allahabad West Sidharth Nath Singh BJP Leading
Amethi Garima Singh Congress Trailing
Amethi Gayatri Prajapati SP Trailing
Amethi Amita Singh BJP Leading
Ayodhya Ved Prakash Gupta BJP Leading
Dadri Tejpal Singh Nagar BJP Leading
Etawah Sarita Bhadauria BJP Leading
Etawah Kuldeep Gupta SP Trailing
Ghaziabad Atul Garg BJP Leading
Ghosi Fagu Chauhan BJP Leading
Ghosi Abbas Ansari SP Trailing
Jaswantnagar Shivpal Yadav SP Leading
Kanpur, Arya Nagar Amitabh Bajpai SP Leading
Kanpur, Arya nagar Salil Vishnoi BJP Trailing
Lucknow Cantt Reeta Bahuguna Joshi BJP Leading
Lucknow Cantt Aparna Yadav SP Trailing
Mathura Shrikant Sharama BJP Leading
Mau Mukhtar Ansari BSP Leading
Meerut Dr Laxmikant Bajpai BJP Leading
Padrauna Swami Prasad Maurya BJP Leading
Rampur Azam Khan SP Leading
Rohaniya Surendra Narayan Singh BJP Leading
Varanasi Neelkanth Tiwari BJP Leading
Varanasi Cantt Saurabh Srivastava BJP Leading
Varanasi North Ravindra Jaiswal BJP Leading


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Updated Date: Mar 11, 2017 14:27:23 IST