The BJP has swept Municipal Corporation elections as the party candidates have either won or they are leading in 14 out of 16 corporations.
The same trend is being seen in results for nagar palika parishad (Municipal Council) and nagar panchayat bodies.
Terming BJP's win "historic", UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the credit for the ruling party's spectacular performance goes to the strategic prowess of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah.
Taking a jibe at Rahul Gandhi, the chief minister said that those who were talking big in Gujarat could not open their account in these polls and were decimated even in Amethi.
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# People of Uttar Pradesh have reposed faith in the state and central governments, says Yogi
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# Yogi takes a jibe at Rahul Gandhi over Congress performance saying," civic poll results should be an eye-opener for every body including those who were talking big in Gujarat but could not open account in these polls and were decimated even in Amethi.
# Yogi thanks BJP workers, office bearers, UP cabinet ministers, people of Uttar Pradesh for ensuring BJP's spectacular victory.
# BJP's historic win in municipal elections is the result of the strategic prowess of PM Modi and BJP President Amit Shah: Yogi
Out of 641 seats for which trends are avialable, the ruling BJP has either won or is leading in 334 seats. The BSP has emerged as the second big force in these local body elections as the party has won 115 seats. The Samajwadi Party is at third position with 80 seats while the Congress is at the fourth position with 19 seats.
Interestingly, independents and others have won 93 seats.
The voting for 16 nagar nigam (Municipal Corporation), 118 nagar palika parishad (Municipal Council) and 438 nagar panchayat bodies had taken place in three phases on November 22, November 26 and November 29.
52.59 per cent voting was recorded during the first phase of polling on November 22 while 49.3 per cent polling was recorded during the second phase of voting on November 26. 53 per cent polling was recorded during the third and final phase of polling on November 29.
The average polling percentage for all three phases stood at 52.5 percent.