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SP accepts defeat in UP, says will reach greater heights

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 March 2017, 17:51 IST

Accepting its defeat in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party (SP) on Saturday said that it would learn from this loss and reach greater heights in future.

"We want to congratulate the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and believe that they will take UP on a development path. It is a loss of the Samajwadi Party and we will learn from it. Soon we will take our party to greater heights and will start afresh," Samajwadi Party spokesperson Juhi Singh told ANI.

She further said the Samajwadi Party will try to review its performance and will overcome the loss.

"We hope that the BJP will take care of the state's development with responsibility," she added.

"Public cannot be blamed for the results. We put all our efforts while competing in the elections. Why they did not approve us that we will have to discuss with the party leaders?" Singh said.

The early trends in the assembly election show the BJP leading in 324 seats in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress-Samajwadi Party (SP) alliance leading in 57 seats while Mayawati-led Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) ahead in 19 seats.

Uttar Pradesh went to polls in seven phases in the months of February and March.

A total of 4,854 candidates are in fray for 403 assembly constituencies.


First published: 11 March 2017, 17:51 IST