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New Delhi: Mayawati’s eventful tenure in Uttar Pradesh seems to
be heading for a change in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections after
Mulayam Singh and his Samajwadi Party seem to have succeeded in wooing the
state’s voters this time around.
According to a STAR News-Nielsen
Exit poll, the BSP, which had bagged 206 seats in the 2007 Assembly
Elections seems to have been left high and dry this time. The exit poll
also predicts a revival of sorts for the Congress, however it is the
Bhartiya Janta Party which is finishing third.
Zone wise break-up of seats:
Bundelkhand: The exit poll shows SP leading with 8 seats, BSP
bagging 5 seats, Congress 3, Others 3 and, surprisingly, none for the BJP
of the 19 seats contributed by the region.
Awadh: The STAR News-Nielsen Exit poll for central UP predicts SP
will lead with 27 seats out of the 63 seats contributed by the region,
Congress bags 20 seats, BJP-9 seats,BSP secures 6 seats, Independents
secure 1 seat and other parties will muster only 2 seats.
Western UP: In the western region of the state, STAR News-Nielsen
predicts, Samajwadi Party will bag 47 seats, BJP will has a strong hold
with 46 seats, BSP to compete with 31 seats, RLD with 12, Congress to
manage only 8 seats. Independents manage only one while other small
parties again do not manage to inspire their presence. The region contributes 145 seats to the
Eastern UP: In the Eastern region of Uttar Pradesh, STAR
News-Nielsen predicts, Samajwadi Party will lead with 78 seats, BSP
manages to win 44 seats, Congress will bag 27 seats, BJP will secure 25
seats. Other small parties can manage only 2, while RLD and Independents
do not manage to win any seats here. The region contributes 176 seats- the
largest share in the house.
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