Assembly election results live: Exit polls show BJP winning Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa; Congress returning to power in Punjab, retaining Manipur

Exit polls have predicted that the lotus is all set to bloom in Uttar Pradesh with the BJP expected to register a landslide victory winning 251-279 seats. The Samajwadi Party-Congress combine, it seems, has failed to stop the BJP's surge, managing to together win somewhere between 88-112 seats. The third major contender BSP looks set to be decimated with just 28-42 seats. BJP also looks likely to wrest power from the Congress in Uttarakhand, winning 46-53 seats. The party looks set to reclaim Goa too, bagging 18-22 seats in the 40-member assembly. In Punjab, Congress is likely to win 62-71 seats, where the ruling SAD-BJP combine is set to be ousted from power, slumping to a single-digit mark. Congress also looks set to win Manipur, bagging 30-36 seats. For full coverage of results in each of the five assembly elections, click Uttar Pradesh | Punjab | Uttarakhand | Manipur | Goa

UTTAR PRADESH

Uttar Pradesh assembly election results LIVE: Exit polls predict landslide BJP win

India Today-Axis exit poll has predicted that the Modi magic has worked wonders for the Bharatiya Janata Party which is expected to win a whopping 251-279 seats, while the Samajwadi Party-Congress combine has failed to stop the BJP juggernaut managing only 88-112 seats and Mayawati's BSP beign decimated with 28-42 seats.

PUNJAB

Punjab assembly election results LIVE: Ruling SAD-BJP coalition to be voted out; Congress frontrunner, AAP a close second

India Today-Axis exit poll has predicted 62-71 seats for the Congress in the 117-member Punjab assembly, and 42-51 to Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP. The Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combine is projected to be voted out as the alliance's tally may be reduced to single digits.


UTTARAKHAND

Uttarakhand assembly election results LIVE: BJP likely to return to power with full majority

The BJP is set to return to power in Uttarakhand by winning 46-53 seats in the 70-member state Assembly, reducing the incumbent Congress to an embarrassing 12-21 seats, the India Today-Axis My India exit poll has predicted.


MANIPUR

Manipur assembly election results LIVE: Congress set to be re-elected, BJP makes significant inroads

According to India Today-Axis My India exit poll, Congress is expected to get 30-36 seats in the 60-seat Manipur Assembly while BJP is likely to win 16-22 Assembly seats. Even though BJP's tally has improved since the last Assembly election, it's not coming to power can be attributed to Centre's so-perceived non-cooperation to Manipur in lifting the blockade.


GOA

Goa assembly election results LIVE: BJP likely to cross majority mark, AAP a flop on its debut outing in state

The India Today-Axis exit poll has predicted BJP to be the winner with 18-22 seats in its kitty. Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party may just manage to open its account with 0-2 seats. Congress will have to continue to be in Opposition, as it is likely to win between 9-13 seats.