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Reality Check of UP Civic polls: Did BJP really sweeped it?

Reality Check of UP Civic polls: Did BJP really sweeped it?
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Uttar Pradesh: It seems that Lotus has once again bloomed in UP civic polls but is it similar to assembly elections held in March 2017 when BJP had clear mandate where they won over 70 percent seats?
A look at the numbers will give the clear picture.

Party BJP SP BSP Congress AAP AIMIM Independent
Municiapal Corporations (Total-16) 14 00 02 00 00 00 00
Municipalities (Total-198) 58 38 22 07 00 00
Nagar Panchayats (Total-438) 94 79 41

 

Total No. of Councillor posts-1300

Party BJP SP BSP Congress AAP AIMIM
Seats 573 185 146 101 03 12

 

 

The VIP seats include – Gorakhpur, Amethi, Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Kaushambi and Allahabad.VIP seats- Important seats where there was entire concentration of the parties

BJP SP BSP Congress
Gorakhpur

(Total-70)

 

28 19 04 02
 Varanasi

(Total-90)

36 13 22
 Amethi

 

WON
Allahabad

 

22 24 03 11
Kaushambi

 

While BJP’s Sitaram Jaiswal has been elected mayor from Gorakhpur, the overall performance by the party in their traditional bastion has been weak.Gorakhpur

The Gorakhpur municipal corporation has 70 councillors, of which only 28 are BJP members. This translates to a mere 40 percent.

 

Yogi Adityanath’s Ward 68 saw Independent candidate Nadira Khatoon emerge victorious.

 Varanasi

The BJP has secured the mayor’s seat in PM Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency.

 

Independent candidates-11

 Amethi

The Congress fared poorly in its home turf of Amethi.

The post of Amethi Nagar Panchayat Adhyaksh has been won by the BJP.

Amethi’s Jais municipal seat is also with the BJP.

The SP won the Gauriganj Municipality seat.

What is surprising is that the Congress did not even field candidates in Amethi and Musafirkhana, where Nagar Panchayat polls were held.

Allahabad

The BJP retained the title of mayor in Allahabad with the party’s Abhilasha Gupta Nandy winning the post.

 

while Shiv Sena and AIMIM took home one seat each.

Kaushambi

The BJP lost in all six municipal panchayat seats in Kaushambi. Kaushambi is the home district of Deputy Chief Minister and former BJP President Keshav Prasad Maurya.