Trends show BJP leading, celebration begins outside BJP party office

The celebration at Bharatiya Janata Party office in Lucknow and Kanpur has begun as early trends indicate the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The stakes are high for almost 5,000 candidates across 403 seats in India's most-populous state. The counting of votes has begun to elect a new assembly in Uttar Pradesh.