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

Violet Powell
December 3, 2017

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

A BJP leader in UP said the Congress' drubbing in the Gandhi stronghold of Amethi, a week before Rahul Gandhi is expected to become Congress chief, will definitely be used by his party in its campaign for the Gujarat Assembly elections. Akhilesh Yadav-led SP failed to win a single mayoral seat.

The mayoral candidates of the BJP won seats in Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Ghaziabad, Bareilly, Agra, Firozabad, Ayodhya, Mathura, Lucknow, Kanpur, Saharanpur Jhansi and Bareilly, and Moradabad.

State Civic polls was held in three phases on November 22, 26 and 29.

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Among the 5,433 seats of nagar panchayats members, Independents have won 3,875 seats - 71.31 per cent of the total seats. In Majhanpur, BSP's Mehtab Alam won. While SP won 477 wards, BSP emerged victorious in 262 and Congress in 158.

Asked about the performance of Independent candidates, BJP state spokesperson Chandra Mohan said the party had not fielded candidates on several seats.

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. Interestingly, it is for the first time that the BSP has contested the urban body polls on the party symbol.

"Rahul Gandhi is adopting a strategy of negative politics and trying to introduce the "Amethi model of development" in Gujarat. We are working for all, irrespective of caste, creed and religion and that has been accepted by the people". There was massive celebration by the BJP in Gujarat today for its UP win. To check the number of results declared, click on the Result Dashboard tab. Officials said no procession would be allowed during the counting process and following the announcement of the results.

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