Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2017: How political colours have changed in UP over 5 years

In the legislative assembly elections held in Uttar Pradesh in 2012, Samajwadi Party swept the state. The picture in 2017 is a striking contrast.

In the legislative assembly elections held in Uttar Pradesh in 2012, Samajwadi Party swept the state.

The picture in 2017, however, is a striking contrast.

Back in 2012, Bharatiya Janata Party stood at the third spot with 47 seats, while Mulayam Singh Yadav's Samajwadi Party gained an absolute majority.

Five years later, however, saffron prevails in UP and absolute majority lies on BJP's plate.

Swipe over the map below to see just how badly the Samajwadi Party-Congress experiment failed, and Amit Shah's plan for Uttar Pradesh turned out to be the winning game.