He also said the Prime Minister Modi's rule at the Centre played a crucial role. In Mathura, BJP's Mukesh Kumar scored 1.03 lakh votes to defeat Congress's Mohan Singh (80,938). The BSP, unlike the BJP, had had kept its campaign a low-key affair.
The Adityanath government, soon after assuming office in March, had constituted two municipal corporations of Ayodhya and Vrindavan-Mathura. In 2012, the BJP had won 10 out of the 12 Mayoral seats while this time we won 14 of the 16 seats.
The BJP's Chandrama Devi won the Amethi Nagar Panchayat by 1035 votes.
The BSP, which was written-off by the political pundits, made a strong comeback in the civic polls. The party had been routed in the state Assembly polls. Adityanath who undertook a whirl-wind tour of the state to ensure the victory of his party's candidates, described the outcome as a "historic win".
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted his congratulations to CM Adityanath and party workers on the BJP's emphatic victory. Adityanath said the BJP will now look forward to achieving the goal of one hundred per cent success in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Adityanath also pointed out that the Congress has been wiped out in its pocket-borough of Amethi.
Independent candidate Nadira Khatoon won the civic polls from Gorakhpur's ward number 68. The Congress lost in Jais and Gauriganj where nagar palika polls were held. In Amethi and Musafirkhana, where nagar panchayat polls were held, the party had not fielded candidates.
Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said people have shown full faith in the BJP and its ideology and discarded the SP, the BSP and the Congress. Party sources attributed the win to efforts being put by BSP supremo Mayawati, who ever since she quit Rajya Sabha in July this year, began her visit to district headquarters every 18 of the month. He dismissed charges of electronic vote machine (EVM) tampering as baseless. "Across Western UP, we found Muslims voted for SP", said a BJP MP.
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No procession is allowed during the counting and following the announcement of results.
As per initial trends, the Bahujan Samaj Party is leading on over 70 local body seats leaving rival Samajwadi Party behind with 40 seats.
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