UP Civic polls: Police lathi charged in Muzaffarnagar

Michele Moreno
December 3, 2017

Many had called UP Civic Poll a referendum to the eight-month rule of Yogi Adityanath.

"The results show the UP people have accepted our party's ideology and corruption-free governance", he said adding, 'The results are an eye-opener for those making tall claims against BJP govt in Gujarat and elsewhere".

Out of the 438 seats of chairpersons of nagar panchayats, Independents have won 182 seats (41.55 per cent) while BJP has won 100 (22.83 per cent).

BJP's mayor candidates have won in Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Agra, Bareilly, Ayodhya, Firozabad, Lucknow, Mathura, Kanpur, Saharanpur, Jhansi, Bareilly, and Moradabad.

On seeing the performance of the state government it is clear that the Bharatiya Janata Party will be closely examined because of the civic poll results, while Adityanath campaigned for his government.

Independent Rajendra Kumar Singh won the Sirathu Nagar Pacnhayat seat while SP's Urmila Devi emerged victorious in Karari Nagar.

In the prestigious Ayodhya-Faizabad seat, The BJP candidate defeated Samajwadi Party's Bindu by around 4600 votes. In Majhanpur, BSP's Mehtab Alam won. Interestingly, it is for the first time that the BSP has contested the urban body polls on the party symbol.

He also targeted Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi saying he could not save his seat in Amethi. They worked for a particular caste and people have discarded them.

In a veiled attack on Patidar quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel, OBC leader Alpesh Thakor and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani, Patra said these "outsourced" leaders won't help the Congress win the elections in Gujarat.

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said the BJP had won handsomely only in places where EVMs were used, he said.

The final results were expected by late evening. Officials said no procession would be allowed during the counting process and following the announcement of the results.

Other reports by Insurance News

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