Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav on Saturday said the party would accept people's mandate after the counting of votes in Uttar Pradesh concludes.
"All are waiting for the results. We know that we are going to win the results though the people's mandate will be acceptable," Yadav told ANI.
The counting across the five states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur began at 8 am this morning.
The Election Commission has issued guidelines on security arrangements for counting of votes, and has also set up facilities for disseminating trends and results of elections of five assemblies.
In Uttar Pradesh, the counting will take place in 78 centers across 75 districts.
Chief Electoral Officer T. Venkatesh reviewed preparations for the counting of votes through video conferencing.