As the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is nearing victory on 14 out of 16 seats of Uttar Pradesh Nagar Nigam, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday attributed the result to the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also said that result is an eye opener for all those linking it to Gujarat elections. BJP is 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.
The elections was conducted in three phases on November 22, 26 and 29 and the voter turnout was around 52.4 per cent. Over 3.36 crore voters exercised their rights at 36,269 polling booths in the state to decide the fate of 79,113 candidates. Many had called UP Civic Poll as a referendum to eight months rule of Yogi Adityanath.
3:32 pm: BJP’s Pradeep Jaiswal from Pilibhit’s Puranpur wins
3:28 pm: In Jaunpur, three independent candidates Pramod Jayaswal, Rukshana and Vijay Sahu win Nagar Panchayat seats in Jafrabad, Madiyahun and Kerakat respectively, ANI reported
3:27 pm: In Aligarh, BSP candidate Mohammad Furkan wins mayor seat
3:26 pm: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the results of Uttar Pradesh civic polls reaffirmed people’s support for the GST which has made doing busines “easier” for traders
3:10 pm: “BJP will work together to get a landslide victory in 2019 Lok Sabha elections,” said Yogi Adityanath
3:05 pm: Yogi Adityanath said, “The credit to UP municipal poll victory goes to PM’s vision.”
2:51 pm: In Gorakhpur’s ward number 68, BJP’s Maya Tripathi lost to Independent candidate Nadira
2:00 pm: In Amethi, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) wins Nagar Panchayat.
12:59 pm: In Varanasi and Firozabad, BJP mayor candidates are leading.
11:48 am: In Amethi, SP leading at Gauriganj, BJP at Jais, according to reports
11:40 am: At least four people were injured after police lathicharged a crowd outside a counting centre in Muzaffarnagar, ANI reported
11:35 am: In Mathura’s ward number 56 BJP candidate Meera Agarwal wins in a lucky draw. Both BJP and Congress got 874 votes
11:25 am: In Varanasi, BJP is leading with 16,196 votes after five rounds of counting.
11:18 am: BSP nominee Sunita Verma leading in Meerut mayor seat while BJP nominee Kanta Kardam at second position. BJP state genera secretary and in charge for Meerut local body polls Vijay Bahadur Pathak said that BJP is still in fight and wait for final result.
11:15 am: In Mathura’s ward number 56, BJP and Congress both get 874 votes. Winner will now be decided with a lucky draw, ANI reported.
11:05 am: BJP Mayor candidate Sanyukta Bhatia leads in Lucknow, SP is in second position, according to reports.
10:58 am: BJP Mayor candidate is leading in Kanpur.Congress is in the second position.
10:55 am: In Saharanpur, BSP nominee for mayor Fazalur Rehman leading by margin of 3000 votes after six rounds of counting. BJP nominee Sanjeev Walia is at second position.
10:50 am: Subramanian Swamy tweeted, “UP local bodies elections BJP rides the Ram Mandir wave. Wait for the typhoon in 2019”
10:45 am: BJP UP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey told ANI, “Congress, other parties were giving internal support to each other, We fought alone & we are now leading with a good number in early trends.”
10:40 am: In Meerut, BSP Mayor candidate is leading and Congress is leading in Mathura, ANI reported.
10:35 am: In newly formed Ayodhya Nagar Nigam, BJP nominee Rishikesh Upadhyay is leading.
10.30 am: In Varanasi, BJP mayor nominee Mridula Jaiswal is leading after three rounds of counting. Samajwadi Party nominee Sadhna Gupta is currently at second position.