BJP clean sweeps UP civic polls, wins 14 out of 16 seats

Aaron Brown
December 2, 2017

BJP on Friday swept the Uttar Pradesh civic polls after it won 14 out of 16 mayoral seats with BSP winning on the remaining two.

In the postal ballot round, the BJP did predictably well.

Mayawati's BSP registered its presence in urban areas after a poor show in the assembly polls by wresting the mayoral seats in Aligarh and Meerut from the BJP.

In Agra, Dhakre had polled 11,416 votes while BJP's Jain was trailing behind with 4,320 votes.

"I would like to give credit of this win to all BJP workers who worked for the party to communicate its agenda of development to all. We were almost winning the third mayoral seat in Agra, but last minute it changed", said BSP leader Ambeth Rajan.

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In Gorakhpur, the hometown of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the BJP candidate was leading and in Moradabad and Kanpur too, the ruling party candidates were in the lead.

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"Now the BJP will look forward to achieving the goal of hundred per cent success in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls", he added. Winner Candidates: -On the Uttar Pradesh civic poll result which is all set to announce seems like the early gains for BJP aka Bharatiya Janata Party government. Congress won 7 nagar palika and 17 nagar panchayat chairperson seats. In Amethi and Musafirkhana, the party had not fielded candidates. In Mathura, BJP's Mukesh Kumar scored 1.03 lakh votes to defeat Congress's Mohan Singh (80,938).

Opposition SP, BSP and Congress campaigns were on comparatively low key.

As per initial trends, the Bahujan Samaj Party is leading on over 70 local body seats leaving rival Samajwadi Party behind with 40 seats.

The state election commission previously said that counting of votes will be held at 334 centers at district headquarters.

"The SP, the BSP and the Congress contested the polls as each other's relatives". He dismissed charges of electronic vote machine (EVM) tampering as baseless. "They continued to support SP leader Azam Khan", said a BJP MP.

Polling was held for 16 nagar nigams, 198 nagar palika parishads and 438 nagar panchayats with an average turnout of all the three phases estimated at 52.5% of the 3.32 crore voters. The SP is closely analysing the results, he said.

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