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

BSP chief Mayawati alleged that in civic body polls the government machinery was ‘misused

The polls also made history with BJP's Sanyukta Bhatia set to be Lucknow's first woman mayor in 100 years since the Uttar Pradesh Municipalities Act was enacted in 1916. Definitive results for each major party - one way or the other - shows a clear pattern of either complete domination, surprise resurgence or absolute decimation.

Counting of votes for the Uttar Pradesh municipal elections or Nagar Nikay Chunav 2017 began at 8 am today amid tight security. "Behenji's visit to the districts has helped.We were almost winning the third mayoral seat in Agra, but last minute it slipped out of our hands", said BSP leader Ambeth Rajan.

BJP: 14 mayors, 571 municipal corporators, 58 nagar palika chairpersons, 754 nagar palika board members; 94 nagar panchayat chairpersons and 623 panchayat members. In the polls for the 438 Nagara Panchayat chairman, the ruling BJP won 81 seats.

Yogi Adityanath, revelling in the results of his hard campaign, said that the BJP would now aim for hundred per cent success in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Adityanath said that the Congress had been wiped out in its bastion Amethi.

Many felt that the confusion prevalent in the country over the Goods and Service Tax would have an impact on the outcome of the civic polls.




While the party had not fielded any candidate from Amethi town, its candidates from Jais was at a poor fourth after several rounds of counting. "(SP chief) Akhilesh Yadav and (Congress vice president) Rahul Gandhi, who were together during assembly polls as "UP ke ladke" have become like the "punctured" tyre and tube of a cycle", Sharma said, taking a jibe at the Samajwadi's election symbol.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted his congratulations to CM Adityanath and party workers on the BJP's emphatic victory. The assembly elections in March too witnessed a split in Muslim votes between SP and BSP.

BJP candidates were leading in seats including Lucknow, Allahabad, Aligarh, Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Faizabad and Moradabad municipal corporations while the BSP was ahead in Jhansi and Agra municipal corporations. UP civic polls result are declaring BJP as the victor of the election. And no silver lining seems to be in sight. "But instead of replying, you will ask questions on why is there so much unemployment in Gujarat", he said.

The party itself though is choosing to blame Electronic Voting Machines.

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