Election results: Mulayam dethrones Mayawati in Uttar Pradesh

Mulayam Singh Yadav's Samajwadi Party swept to power jolting Congress party and the BJP in UP assembly polls, the results of which are a setback to Rahul Gandhi, who acknowledged the "defeat".

Uttar Pradesh Result Status
Status Known For 403 out of 403 Constituencies

Party Won Leading Total
Bahujan Samaj Party 79 0 79
Bharatiya Janata Party 47 0 47
Indian National Congress 28 0 28
Nationalist Congress Party 1 0 1
Rashtriya Lok Dal 9 0 9
Samajwadi Party 224 1 225
Others 14 0 14

SP dethroned BSP leader Mayawati by getting an absolute majority by comfortably crossing the required 202-mark in the 403 member House. The SP has won 224 seats. Mayawati was relegated to the second position ending up close to 80 seats. The Congress, which was hoping to do well after Rahul Gandhi's extensive campaigning in 207 constituencies, improved its previous tally of 22 seats by winning 26 seats and was leading in another two. The BJP, which had 51 seats, has won 47.

 

The SP has crossed the half-way mark in the 2012 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections and looks all set to form the next government in the state.

 

Earlier in the day, state unit president Akhilesh Yadav said party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav will be the chief minister.

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