The BJP lost both the Gorakhpur seat vacated by chief minister Yogi Adityanath and Phulpur Lok Sabha seat vacated by deputy CM Keshav Maurya.
Counting is underway for all seven parliamentary constituencies in Delhi to decide the fate of 164 candidates, who contested the Lok Sabha elections on May 12.
For the first time in general elections, the Election Commission of India has made a decision to tally the vote count on Electronic Voting Machines with voter verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) slips at five polling stations in each Assembly segment of a Lok Sabha constituency. In the Autonomous District Lok Sabha seat, Congress leader Biren Singh Engti won during the 2014 general elections and he is the sitting MP now.
If early trends are anything to go by, Congress president Rahul Gandhi appears to be losing out to BJP's Smriti Irani in the Congress bastion Amethi.
Shashi Tharoor, a Congress Party lawmaker for Thiruvananthapuram constituency in the southern state of Kerala referred to the recent exit poll-defying results of the Australian elections. However, the actual verdict, the people's verdict, will come only today when the votes polled across the country for 542 of the 543 seats will be counted, bringing down the curtains on one of the most bitterly-fought contests in the world's largest democracy.
Among the keenly watched constituencies will be Varanasi from where Prime Minister Modi is seeking re-election and Amethi represented by Congress president Rahul Gandhi since 2004.
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Results are expected to be somewhat delayed this time because of the manual counting of voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) slips from more booths.
The exit poll results for Assam showed a win for the Bharatiya Janata Party. Three-tier security arrangement has been put in place at the counting centres, with the deployment of 39 companies of paramilitary forces. Sources told PTI that the EC has already banned victory processions and warned that no laxity in compliance of orders would be tolerated.
This exercise will take an additional four to five hours, according to EC officials.
As the row over the EVM, Opposition workers at several places kept a tight vigil at strongrooms storing them.
Around 90 crore voters were eligible to vote in this Lok Sabha polls which were held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19.
In 2014, the BJP had won 282 seats while the Congress had to content with an all-time low of 44 seats as against the 206 it won in 2009.