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Ahead Of Gujarat polls, a drubbing for Congress in Rahul Gandhi's Amethi

03 December, 2017, 00:44 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Madhur Bhandarkar meets Yogi Adityanath

Many had called UP Civic Poll a referendum to the eight-month rule of Yogi Adityanath.

The BJP leader also termed as "baseless" the Congress vice-president's charge that the BJP-led Gujarat government extended undue favours of Rs 33,000 crore to Tata Motors for vehicle manufacturing facility at Sanand. The BJp has won the Mayoral post in Ayodhya Nagar Nigam.

BJP's mayor candidates have won in Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Agra, Bareilly, Ayodhya, Firozabad, Lucknow, Mathura, Kanpur, Saharanpur, Jhansi, Bareilly, and Moradabad. The party had won all the 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat in 2014.

Underlining the importance of the civic polls in country's largest state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted saying, "Vikas has won once again in the country".

Among the 5,433 seats of nagar panchayats members, Independents have won 3,875 seats - 71.31 per cent of the total seats.

Asked about the performance of Independent candidates, BJP state spokesperson Chandra Mohan said the party had not fielded candidates on several seats.

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

"The SP, the BSP and the Congress contested the polls as each other's relatives". In Lucknow, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took a swipe at Gandhi while pointing out that his party, the Congress "has been wiped out in Amethi". "Cycle" is the election symbol of the Samajwadi Party. "We are working for all, irrespective of caste, creed and religion and that has been accepted by the people".

In a veiled attack on Patidar quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel, OBC leader Alpesh Thakor and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani, Patra said these "outsourced" leaders won't help the Congress win the elections in Gujarat. "The SP is closely analysing the results", he said.

No procession is allowed during the counting and following the announcement of results.



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