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Bookies give 230 seats in UP to BJP in early trends; 130 to Samajwadi Party

Agency Report | Hapur | 19 January, 2022 | 11:00 PM

Ahead of the first phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh the Hapur market has predicted the return of BJP to power -- the first time since the last 21 years as no government could return to power. The satta bazaar which operates very secretively is betting on the BJP. The prediction is that after early losses, the BJP will emerge as the winner with an absolute majority.

The bookies who run the satta bazaar are giving 230 seats to the BJP in the UP Assembly elections in their early trends. They are also taking the help of various professionals to run the satta bazaar and to keep themselves safe from the clutches of the police.

They are buying paid service, betting only with trusted customers and relying on professionals to run their racket. They claim as of now they are looking at the BJP as the strong player in the elections, the Samajwadi Party is their second choice to which they are giving 130 seats. The Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party were not given any seats as of now in the first phase of the elections. They said that after the first phase of election the trend might change but it would not be a major change. As per their trend the BJP is getting fewer seats than in the previous elections but also becoming a major party.

“We are offering 1000 for 1000 as of now for BJP. After the first phase of elections, this might change into 1000 to 5000 or 10,000 depending on the current trends,” said the bookie.

He said in the second and third phase they will open the price for the Congress and the AAP. In the first phase they have not given any option for these two parties.

“After each phase the situation will change. We will be able to comment on the Congress after the third phase. This phase will give us an idea about how many seats the Congress is going to bag. The seats of the BSP will also be decided in the third phase. The fourth phase will make it clear to us whether the AAP is going to affect the elections or not. The rest of the phases of the elections will only swing the betting price,” said the bookie.

The satta bazaar is saying that the BJP will suffer a loss of 60 to 70 seats but as of now the saffron party was a strong candidate. That the Samajwadi Party will be able to bag more than 130 seats or not will be clear in the fourth phase of the elections.
“Though a lot of things have gone against the BJP they are going to nail it. The BJP rolled back the agricultural bills. Lakhimpur Kheri incident was also against the saffron party. But we have found that they are going to make it again. They are winning around 230 seats as per our trend. The Samajwadi Party is winning 130 seats. In the coming phase of elections, this tally might change, but this would be a mild change what we expect,” said bookie ‘Kapil’ (name changed on request).

Another bookie, who refused to be named, said that as of now, they were betting on the number of seats which the BJP and the SP were going to win. He said that rest of the things will be cleared in the next phase of the election.

The bookies said that as they were not betting on the name of Chief Minister. They said that name can change as per the party’s choice, and they were only betting in the name of the party, and the total seats the parties are going to win.

“Who will be the CM is not on our list. We are betting on the party and the total seats which they are going to win. After each phase of elections, the rates will change,” said the bookie. (IANS)