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Once blue, Lucknow turns green and red in celebration

Last updated on: March 6, 2012 22:17 IST

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Mulayam Singh Yadav's Samajwadi Party on Tuesday swept to power in Uttar Pradesh with a spectacular win.

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SP workers were seen celebrating near the party's headquarters in Lucknow.

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The SP dethroned Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati by getting an absolute majority. It secured 226 seats in the 403-member House.

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Mayawati was relegated to the second position, ending up with only 80 seats.

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The city of Lucknow turned green and red -- the colours of the Samajwadi Party's poll symbol -- in celebration.

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The man of the moment, Akhilesh Yadav, held a press conference.

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Earlier, during official functions under the Mayawati regime, BSP workers used to decorate the entire city by using the colour of its poll symbol -- blue.

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Akhilesh Yadav's expert campaigning has been widely credited for the SP's impressive performance this time.

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The BSP headquarter in Lucknow, predictably, wore a forlorn look.


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