New Delhi, Dec 1: Repeating its Assembly elections performance, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has swept Uttar Pradesh local body polls results for which were declared on Friday. The BJP won 14 out of 16 mayoral seats in the elections which were being seen as a litmus test for Yogi Adityanath’s seven-month rule.
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While Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) performed fairly well, the Samajawadi Party and the Congress were humiliated in the local elections. In a huge setback, the Congress failed to win even a single seat in Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency Amethi. Counting was held on 16 nagar nigam, 198 nagar palika parishad and 438 nagar panchayats.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in a veiled attack on Rahul Gandhi, said people who are “dreaming of winning Gujarat could not even open account in Amethi. Here’s how leaders reacted over UP civic elections results.
PM Narendra Modi
Development has triumphed once again in the country. Thank people of the state for this grand victory. Many congratulations to CM Yogi Adityanath and all party workers. This win motivates us to work even harder for people’s betterment.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath
I attribute this victory to PM Narendra Modi’s vision and BJP chief Amit Shah’s electoral strategies, my party colleagues and, above all, the voters of Uttar Pradesh who have accepted our party’s ideology and corruption-free governance. The results are an eye-opener for those making tall claims against BJP govt in Gujarat and elsewhere.
UP Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma
People of the state have shown full faith in the BJP and its ideology and discarded the SP, the BSP and the Congress. The SP, the BSP and the Congress contested the polls as each other’s relatives. (SP chief) Akhilesh Yadav and (Congress vice president) Rahul Gandhi, who were together during assembly polls as ‘UP ke ladke‘ have become like the tyre and tube of a ‘cycle’ and it has got punctured.
Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani
Rahul Gandhi could not even win urban bodies poll, how can he claim to win Lok Sabha elections? Result proves public is not with Rahul Gandhi. People of Gujarat will reply to Rahul in the same manner Uttar Pradesh did. (Also Read: UP Civic Poll Result: BJP Wins in Rahul Gandhi’s Amethi, Smriti Irani Rubs it in)
BJP President Amit Shah
I thank all the hard working partymen, CM Yogi Adityanath, and UP State President for ths historic win in Uttar Pradesh civic polls. I thank people of Uttar Pradesh for showing immense faith in BJP’s and PM Narendra Modi’s policies.
Finance Minister 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. He also recalled his party’s unprecedented win in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assembly polls following the demonetisation decision and noted that it had swept “trading hubs” in UP to underline popular support to note ban. “Today’s results (in UP) have only reaffirmed it,” Jaitley said.
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy
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