BJP's votes soar since 2012; slight drop since 2014

The BJP has more than doubled its vote share in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh to nearly 40 per cent since the last assembly elections though there is a slight drop since the Lok Sabha polls of 2014.

The BJP did even better in the neighbouring Uttarakhand with 46.5 per cent vote share, though down from nearly 56 per cent in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

In Punjab, where the Congress was headed for a victory, the BJP saw its vote share decline to just about 5.4 per cent, down from nearly 9 per cent in the 2014 elections.

The party also saw its vote share drop in Goa to nearly 32.5 per cent from over 54 per cent though it saw a big jump in Manipur to close to 36.2 per cent from 12 per cent.
The BJP's rival parties – the SP, the BSP and the Congress– have all seen their vote shares decline sharply since the 2012 assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh though there is surprisingly not much change since their share in the Lok Sabha elections of 2014.
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