Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Yogi credits Modi for BJP's resounding performance in UP civic polls

Uttar Pradesh civic polls 2017 counting live: BJP heading towards huge victory BJP sweeps Uttar Pradesh civic body polls, wins 14 out of 16 mayoral seats
Lisa Bryan | 03 December, 2017, 02:09

At Chail, Sarai Akil and Ajuha, independent candidate Shivmani Kesarwani, Congress's Rohit Aazad and Independent Anil Kumar bagged the top posts, respectively. There are 79,113 candidates in the fray for the corporator seats.

The parties which will be getting the majority in UP civic body polls, those parties can elect one candidate for mayor post who must belong to their party.

Holding a press conference soon after results were declared, the Chief Minister said that it was a historic win for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh after nine months of its rule in the state. Rashi Garg of the Samajwadi Party stood 4th after receiving 23,220 votes.

This was the first electoral attempt by 70-year-old Nadira Khatun, and she did not approach any political party for the ticker, said his son Shamim Ansari, who lost the last municipal elections to BJP with a margin of 64 votes only. The UP Municipal Act came into being in 1916.

Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said people have shown full faith in the BJP and its ideology and discarded the SP, the BSP and the Congress.

Lucknow voted November 26 to elect its new mayor. "Across Western UP, we found Muslims voted for SP", said a BJP MP.

The Congress's bad run in the state continues and its candidates are faring poorly in most places.


The BJP's Chandrama Devi won the Amethi Nagar Panchayat by 1035 votes.

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) left no stone unturned to ensure victory in all 652 urban local bodies across the state.

The Ayodhya seat was won by the BJP's Rishikesh Upadhyaya.

In Firozabad, the BJP's Nutan Rathore was cruising ahead to the finishing line with a 52,000-vote lead over her nearest BSP rival.

Counting was in progress in six others where the saffron party was leading.

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), which was reduced to nearly zero in the Assembly Elections, has stunned its critics by winning two mayoral seats - Aligarh and Meerut.

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