#ElectionBulletin; Lakhimpur Kheri witnesses a BJP comeback

  • Early trends suggest that BJP will come back to power in Uttar Pradesh with an overwhelming majority while the AAP is set to sweep Punjab. The saffron party is leading in over 260 seats in UP while AAP has taken a lead in over 80 constituencies in Punjab. In Uttarakhand, BJP has taken a lead in over 40 seats as Harish Rawat, the CM face of Congress in the state is trailing. Early leads also suggest a neck-and-neck contest in Goa with the BJP pulling slightly ahead of Congress. In the northeastern state of Manipur, BJP has taken a lead in over 20 seats, with incumbent CM N Biren Singh ahead in Heingang

  • In a major development, BJP is witnessing a comeback in Western Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri region.

  • Lakhimpur Kheri was the epicentre of the farm agitation in the month of October when Union Home Minister of State Ajay Mishra's son Ashish Mishra went was jailed for ramming his SUV into the protesting farmers

  • SP led alliance is trailing across the state. While it was predicted by many that Unemployment and Migration issues being taken up by Akhilesh Yadav will triumph over BJP's agenda of Law and order, however, the scenario seems to be reversed

  • In the region, BJP is leading on seven seats of the eight in the district. The Samajwadi Party is ahead on the remaining one. Nighasan, which falls in Tikunia where the incident involving the farmers happened, BJP’s Shashank Verma is leading with 39,975 votes, SP’s R S Kushwaha is in second place with 24,527 votes. In neighbouring Palia, Harvinder Kumar Sahni, aka, Romi Sahni of the BJP is leading with 35,805 votes, while SP’s Pritinder Singh Kakku was in second place with 34,830 votes.


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