BJP wins 2017 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election
Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) won the 17th Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election by winning 312 seats of the total 403 seats. BJP’s allies Apna Dal (Sonelal) and Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party won 9 and 4 seats respectively. Samajwadi Party won 47 seats, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) won 19 seats and Congress won 7 seats. The election was held from 11 February to 8 March 2017 in 7 phases. It saw voter turnout of 60-61% voter turnout compared to 59.48% in 2012 elections.