Yogi credits Modi for BJP's resounding performance in UP civic polls

UP civic polls end with record turnout in final phase

Such was the enthusiasm among BJP leaders that the Chief Minister delayed his departure to Delhi and preferred to be with fellow leaders at the state party office to be with supporters.

Mayawati's BSP registered its presence in urban areas after a poor show in the assembly polls by wresting the mayoral seats in Aligarh and Meerut from the BJP.

Lucknow, which elected BJP's Sanyukta Bhatia as its first woman mayor, was among the prestigious seats like Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi, temple town Ayodhya and Adityanath's home turf Gorakhpur, that the BJP won.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who launched the BJP's campaign from Ayodhya and addressed over 30 public meetings, credited his party's workers, and welfare schemes of the state and central governments, for the win.

Aware that the BJP's performance in the polls was being watched closely after its massive sweep of the state in the Assembly polls this year, Adityanath undertook a whirlwind campaign, unprecedented for a chief minister, during civic polls.

In Aligarh, however, BSP's Mohammad Furqan wrested the saffron stronghold defeating BJP nominee Rajiv Agarwal by a margin of 11,990 votes in a virtual direct contest. Thank people of the state for this grand victory. "We were almost winning the third mayoral seat in Agra, but last minute it changed", said BSP leader Ambeth Rajan. BJP had won 10 out of 12 mayoral elections the last time around.

Now the BJP will now look forward to achieving the goal of hundred per cent success in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, he added.

Adityanath also pointed out that the Congress has been wiped out in its pocket-borough of Amethi.

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.

"The point proved by these results is that while we continue to be accepted by the people for our good and development oriented work, the Congress is not even able to save its own fiefdoms, forget their day dream to win Gujarat", the BJP leader said. The party also won 19 nagar palika chairpersons posts besides 144 corporators' seats. Officials said no procession would be allowed during the counting process and following the announcement of the results.

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