Uttar Pradesh Civic Polls Result 2017 updates: BJP sweeps elections with 14 mayoral seats, BSP gets 2; Congress, SP fail to open account

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Uttar Pradesh Civic Polls Result 2017 updates: BJP sweeps elections with 14 mayoral seats, BSP gets 2; Congress, SP fail to open account
  • 20:43 (IST)

    Uttar Pradesh elects new mayors: Highest qualified mayoral-elect holds PhD, lowest qualification 10th pass

    According to the state election commission website, Bareily's Umesh Gautam is the highest qualified among the newly elected mayors, with a PhD degree, while on the other hand Gorakhpur's Sitaram Jaiswal has just passed matriculation.  Both candidates belong to the BJP. 

  • 20:21 (IST)

    Election Commission officially announced mayor poll results: Tally settles at (14-2) between BJP and BSP; SP, Congress fail to open account

  • 20:20 (IST)

    BJP sweeps elections but Mayawati's BSP is the silent winner

    BJP's cleansweep in Uttar Pradesh civic polls did not exactly come as a surprise. Given the scale of BJP's election campaign and the fact that the party has traditionally performed well in civic body elections in the state, BJP was expected to make it to the top. But not many would have predicted a second place finish for Mayawati’s BSP, considering its low-key campaign and the fact that it was routed in the previous state and Lok Sabha election. 

    The BSP has managed to unseat BJP in Aligarh and Meerut mayoral polls and it lost to the saffron party in Jhansi with a sleek margin. 

    Traditionally, Aligarh has been a BJP bastion, which has never lost this seat ever since the system of direct voting was introduced for the mayoral post in 1995.

    Not only the party's traditional Dalit vote bank, but Muslims too seem to be returning to the BSP. The party is doing well in areas with its traditional Dalit voter bases - Budelkhand and Western Uttar Pradesh - and looks set to win in a 100 of the 652 local bodies that went to the polls, according to Zeenews.

  • 19:30 (IST)

    Lucknow elects a woman mayor in 100 years, Ayodhya gets its first mayor

    BJP leader Sanyukta Bhatia created history today as she was elected the first mayor of Lucknow defeating nearest rival, Samajwadi Party's Meera Vardhan, by a huge margin of 1,31,356 votes. A woman had never been the mayor of state capital Lucknow but this time the seat was reserved for women.

    Meanwhile in Ayodhya, BJP's Rishikesh Upadhayay got elected as the first mayor of the temple town situated around 120 km from the state capital Lucknow.

  • 19:08 (IST)

    Cartoon by Manjul 

  • 19:05 (IST)

    Garbage and traffic issues are my priority, says newly-elected Lucknow mayor Sanyukta Bhatiya

    Speaking to The Times of India, Sanyukta Bhatia said that she would prioritise civic issues such as city's increasing problem with garbage and traffic snarls.  

  • 18:51 (IST)

    UP civic poll results show people have embraced economic reforms: Amit Shah

    Hailing his party's big win in the Uttar Pradesh civic polls, BJP chief Amit Shah today said the results had made it clear that the people had embraced the economic reforms and rejected the politics of casteism, appeasement and dynasty.

    "This unprecedented win in the Uttar Pradesh civic polls is another example of the people's unshakable faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision and the BJP's politics of performance," Shah said.

  • 18:47 (IST)

    Update on Nagar Nigam Parshad

    According to Election Commission Website, BJP has won 577 wards, Samajwadi Party has got 187 wards, Bahujan Samaj Party got 146 seats, Congress is at fourth position with 102 seats. 

  • 18:31 (IST)

    Here's the ward-wise list of Lucknow Nagar Nigam Parshad

  • 18:24 (IST)

    In Pictures: BJP workers celebrating the party's victory

  • Ruckus in Meerut: 2 policemen, several others injured in clashes outside counting room

    BSP supporters clashed with local police force in Meerut. Several people, including two policemen were injured in the resulting violence. Protests and clashes continue outside counting venue. 

  • 18:00 (IST)

    AIMIM wins 12 Councilor seats, 1 Nagar Panchayat Chairman

    Asaduddin Owaisi's All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen bagged 12 councilor seats, 1 Nagar Panchayat Chairman seat and 3 Nagar Panchayat Member seats in Uttar Pradesh Civic Polls

  • 17:40 (IST)

    Amethi, Raebareli's people chanting 'Congress jave chhe Congress jave chhe': Amit Shah

  • 17:37 (IST)

    "BJP win shows people have faith in ruling government," Yogi Adityanath

  • 17:34 (IST)

    President Ram Nath Kovind's daughter-in-law defeated by BJP candidate in Jhinjhak Nagar Palika Parishad seat

    Deepa Kovind, daughter-in-law of President Ram Nath Kovind faced a huge defeat in Kanpur Dehat's Jhinjhak Nagar Palika Parishad seat. She had filed nominations as an independant candidate after the BJP denied her a ticket. Deepa could secure only  338 votes, according to The Times of India

  • 17:20 (IST)

    Umesh Gautam defeats SP's IS Tomar by 12,757 votes

    Umesh Gautam of BJP won by 12757 votes in mayoral elections in Bareilly . He defeated Dr IS Tomar of Samajwadi Party. Gautam got 13,9006 and Tomar got 126249 votes. The Congress is at the third and the BSP is at number four.

  • 17:12 (IST)

    Heavy security was seen at Muzaffarnagar after Congress claimed victory

  • 17:06 (IST)

    Congress supporters celebrate party's win in Muzaffarnagar

  • 17:02 (IST)

    Celebrations at BJP's state headquarters

  • BJP wins Varanasi mayoral seat

    The Bharatiya Janata Party's candidate Mridula Jaiswal won the mayoral polls in Varanasi. Jaiswal defeated Congress' Shalini Yadav with a margin of 78843 votes.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a Lok Sabha MP from the city. 

  • 16:26 (IST)

    Yogi Adityanath thanks BJP workers for massive win

  • 16:23 (IST)

    Nadira Khatoon, who defeated BJP candidate in Gorakhdham ward, says she won polls on development agenda

  • 16:20 (IST)

    BJP's Mukesh Aarya Bandhu wins Mathura mayor's seat

  • 16:14 (IST)

    Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi congratulates Uttar Pradesh BJP on win 

  • 16:10 (IST)

    CMs of BJP ruled states tweet out congratulatory messages 

  • 15:52 (IST)

    BJP loses all six Nagar Panchayats in Dy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya's home town

    BJP loses in all six nagar panchayat seats in Kaushambi, the home town of deputy CM Keshav Prasad. The party also lost the Gorakhnath ward in Gorakhpur, which is seen as Yogi Adityanath's bastion. 

  • 15:49 (IST)

    Celebrations begin outside state BJP offices

  • 15:48 (IST)

    BJP candidate from Pilibhit's Puranpur, Pradeep Jaiswal, wins.

  • 15:42 (IST)

    UP civic polls result reaffirm people's support for note ban, GST: Arun Jaitley

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the results of Uttar Pradesh civic polls reaffirmed people's support for the GST which has made doing business "easier" for traders.

    The Congress has used GST glitches and note ban to attack the BJP in Gujarat election. "GST has made doing business and trade very easy. The market size for every trader has grown. Now the whole country is his market," Jaitley said.

  • 15:39 (IST)

    In Jaunpur, 3 Independent candidates cinch victory 

    In Jaunpur independent candidates Pramod Jayaswal, Rukshana and Vijay Sahu won the nagar panchayat seats in Jafrabad, Madiyahun & Kerakat respectively. 

  • 15:32 (IST)

    Meanwhile... BSP's Mohammad Furkan wins Mayor seat in Aligarh : ANI

  • 15:31 (IST)

    Poll results should make us all more accountable, responsible: Yogi Adityanath on civic poll win

  • 15:26 (IST)

    Yogi Adityanath thanks, voters, cadres and administration for BJP's historic win

    Addressing a press conference after the BJP secured lead at a majority of wards, Yogi Adityanath sought to thank the voters for reposing faith in the BJP. He also thanked the state election commission and security forces for conducting a largely peaceful and fair election.

  • 15:04 (IST)

    BJP holds press conference after maintaining steady lead in civic polls

    "In 2012 we just won 36 agar panchayats, today we are winning across 100 of them. The party is winning almost 4000 wards in an election of 7,000 wards," BJP spoesperson said. 

  • 14:57 (IST)

    BJP leading in 14 of 16 mayoral seats

  • 14:56 (IST)

    BJP's Maya Tripathi loses from Yogi Adityanath's home ward

    In a surprise, the BJP which has maintained a lead across all posts in the ongoing municipal elections, lost from Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's home ward, Ward 61. The Gorakhnath Temple is also situtated in the same ward. She was defeated by independent candidate Nadira. 

  • 14:52 (IST)

    BJP leads with 324 wrads, Samajwadi Party a distant second at 114: State Election Commission Website 

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has so far won in 324 wards, with the Samajwadi Party at a distant second position with party's 114 municipal corporators getting elected across state. Bahujan Samaj Party got 80 seats, while Congress could manage just 50 seats in all. 

  • 14:42 (IST)

    Congress candidate wins from Nanpara

    Congress Candidate Abdul Moid won from the Nanpara municipal board in Bahraich district. He defeated Abdul Wahid of Samajwadi Party with a margin of 1131 votes. 

  • 14:31 (IST)

    Congress wins Muzaffarnagar

    Congress candidate Anju Agarwal has won the mayor's position in Muzaffarnagar. 

  • 14:26 (IST)

    BJP leading in 14 out of 16 mayoral elections

    While the BJP has won four and is leading in 10 other places, the BSP is leading in two of them, India Today reported. 

  • 14:22 (IST)

    BJP wins Agra mayor polls

    According to India Today, BJP's Naveen Jain has won the mayoral election in Agra by 15,000 votes. 

  • 14:15 (IST)

    Video: Muzaffarnagar commissioner and DIG come to counting centre

  • 14:10 (IST)

    BJP wins Amethi Nagar Panchayat

  • 14:04 (IST)

    To close to call in Firozabad 

    ABP News is reporting that BJP is the leading party in 21 wards, while BSP is a close second as it is leading in 20 wards. Firozabad Nagar Nigam has a total of 70 wards. 

  • 13:54 (IST)

    BJP wins in Kanpur too 

    Media reports suggest that the BJP has also won 56 wards in the 110-ward Kanpur Municipal Corporation, thereby winning an outright majority in Uttar Pradesh's commercial hub. 

  • 13:51 (IST)

    BJP wins Lucknow

    BJP is set to retain Lucknow, according to reports. As a result, Sanyukta Bhatia is set to become the first woman mayor of Uttar Pradesh's capital. 

  • 13:42 (IST)

    Muzaffarnagar updates

    BJP wins Budana Nagar Panchayat election. Bala Tyagi wins the election by a margin of 1,750 votes over hee nearest Congress candidate. SP is a distant fifth even though actor Nawazuddin campaigned for Saba Siddiqui. Siddiqui could garner only 791 votes. 

  • 13:36 (IST)

    BJP leading in Aligarh

    According to ABP News, BJP is leading in at least 26 wards in Aligarh, while BSP is leading in 22 wards. Aligarh has 90 wards in its Municipal Council. 

  • 13:32 (IST)

    Muzaffarnagar update

    BJP has won the chairman's post in the Shahpur Nagar Panchayat. Party candidate Pramod Saini has been declared the winner. 

The results of the Uttar Pradesh civic polls are expected to be declared on Friday. The three-phase Uttar Pradesh municipal polls were marred by complaints of names missing from the voters lists and EVM malfunctioning.

According to News 18, this was the first time when web-casting of 10 percent booths of every district was done in an attempt to monitor booth-level activity. In all, 12,007 wards of local bodies, including 16 municipal corporations, 199 municipal councils and 429 nagar panchayats went to the polls. Drones were also used at some sensitive and hyper-sensitive polling booths.

The BJP will fancy its chances in the civic polls, as not long ago, it won the Assembly election in the state with an overwhelming margin.

The civic polls will be seen as a popularity test for mahant-turned-politician Yogi Adityanath. The BJP's victory in these polls would be seen as a stamp of approval for the Adityanath government.

In 2012, the BJP swept these polls, winning 10 of the 12 mayoral posts.

A week back, Yogi Adityanath had appealed to voters in Varanasi to ensure that the BJP wins the upcoming civic polls so that all-round development in their respective areas takes place without any hindrance.

Right from the first phase, on 22 November, technical glitches, EVM malfunction, missing names have been predominant issues. In the first phase, the districts of Shamli, Meerut, Hapur, Bijnore, Badaun, Hathras, Kasganj, Agra, Kanpur, Jalaun, Hamirpur, Chitrakoot, Kaushambi, Pratapgarh, Unnao, Hardoi, Amethi, Faizabad, Gonda, Basti, Gorakhpur, Azamgarh, Ghazipur and Sonebhadra had gone to the polls.

There was a ruckus at ward number 89 in Meerut after voters alleged that EVMs were casting votes only for BJP, irrespective of which button was pressed. However, additional State Election Commissioner Ved Prakash Verma told Firstpost the allegations were false.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

On 22 November, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj was left fuming after he found his name missing from voters list for the local body elections. The MP, who had to return from Gadankheda polling booth this morning without casting his vote, alleged that it was a conspiracy and demanded stern action against erring officials after which the district administration ordered an inquiry.

In the second phase of local body polls in Uttar Pradesh that ended on 26 November with 48.65 percent of the electorate exercising their right to vote. However, reports of malfunctioning EVMs, names missing from electoral rolls, and bogus voting continued to mar the polling process.

Polling took place in 25 districts on Sunday: Varanasi, Muzaffarnagar, Ghaziabad, Gautam Budhnagar, Amroha, Rampur, Pilibhit, Shahjahanpur, Aligarh, Mathura, Mainpuri , Farrukhabad, Etawah, Lalitpur, Banda, Allahabad, Lucknow, Sultanpur, Ambedkarnagar, Bahraich, Shrawasti, Sant Kabirnagar, Deoria, Ballia and Bhadohi.

On 26 November, BSP's deputy leader in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, Uma Shankar Singh, was booked by the police for violating the model code of conduct, which is in force for the civic polls, an official said.

The last round of polling in the three-phase civic body polls in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday saw the highest turnout as more than 58.72 percent votes were registered, officials said. According to the State Election Commission officials, the voting percentage this time in these 26 districts, was seven percent more than the urban body polls in 2012.

The highest turnout was recorded in Kanpur rural, where 73.46 percent votes were cast. The second highest polling was witnessed in Maharajganj where 72.92 percent votes were cast.

Barring a few incidents of violence, protests and baton charges by police, the polling passed off peacefully and repolling was not ordered at any place, IANS reported. The 84 kilometre-long Indo-Nepal border was sealed ahead of the third phase.

Meanwhile, taking cognisance of reports of anomalies in the voters' list in the Uttar Pradesh civic polls, the Bareilly district administration on Wednesday suspended five booth-level officers (BLOs), while cases were lodged against 48 of them.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Dec 01, 2017 22:16 PM

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