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New Delhi: The BJP on March 10, Thursday appeared set to retain power in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur. AAP swept Punjab with three-fourths majority that will give a boost to its national role and to the opposition camp ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
The Congress, now in power only in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, an all-time low, lost Punjab and could bag only two seats in UP. AAP will also be in power in two states.
Counting of votes cast for assembly elections to the five states began at 8 am on Thursday.
The exit polls predicted a possible change of guard in Uttarakhand, with the Congress appearing ahead of the BJP, and in Punjab, with the Aam Aadmi Party likely to dislodge the ruling Congress. Goa is the only state where exit polls predict a hung assembly.
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