New Delhi, Dec 1: Did Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister make it or break it in Uttar Pradesh--this will be the final takeaway from the result of UP's Civic body polls.
Elections were held in 16 municipal corporations, 198 municipal councils and 438 nagar panchayats or Notified Area Councils in three phases starting November 22.
Some 3.32 crore people in urban Uttar Pradesh voted in the crucial polls, which are being seen as a litmus test for the seven-month-old Yogi Adityanath government.
The 45-year-old Chief Minister addressed 26 rallies, travelling to all 16 districts where civic elections were held.
In 2012, the Bharatiya Janata Party had won 10 of the 12 corporations. A majority of the councils in 2012 were won by Independents, backed by the Samajwadi Party and Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), which did not contest the elections directly.
Of the 423 nagar panchayats, Independents had won 352 while the BJP got 36.
The counting is underway and shortly the results will start pouring in:
-Result is an eye-opener for all, says Yogi
-BSP candidate Mohammad Furkan wins Mayor seat in Aligarh
-Credit goes to PM Modi's vision
-It is a huge mandate for BJP
-BJP won due to its development work
-Results sho people have faith in BJP
-People have given us a historic mandate in UP, says an elated CM Yogi
-Yogi loses Gorakhnath ward, Rahul loses Amethi
-BJP loses Gorakhnath ward, Yogi's bastion
-BJP leads, BSP at number 2
-UP local bodies elections BJP rides the Ram Mandir wave. Wait for the typhoon in 2019, Subramanian Swamy, BJP leader
-UP local bodies elections BJP rides the Ram Mandir wave. Wait for the typhoon in 2019
-BJP candidate Sanjiv Walia wins Saharanpur seat.
-BJP Mayor candidates leading in Varanasi and Firozabad.
-BJP wins Ayodhya, leads in 12 mayoral seats. BSP leads in 3
-In Amethi, SP leading at Gauriganj, BJP at Jais, according to reports
-Lathicharge by Police on crowd gathered outside counting centre in Muzaffarnagar. Four people injured
-BJP candidate Meera Agarwal wins the lucky draw. BJP and Congress both had got 874 votes in Ward no.56 in Mathura.
-BJP and Congress both get 874 votes in Ward no.56 in Mathura. Winner to now be decided by a lucky draw
- BJP Mayor candidate Sanyukta Bhatia leads in Lucknow, SP second, Congress third & BSP fourth
-BJP Mayor candidate leading in Kanpur.Congress second, BSP third and SP fourth
-Cong, other parties were giving internal support to each other, We fought alone & we are now leading with a good number in early trends: Mahendra Nath Pandey, BJP UP chief
-BSP Mayor candidate now leading in Meerut and Congress leading in Mathura
-BJP Leading In 11 Of 16 Municipal Bodies In Uttar Pradesh
-Counting of votes underway, BJP has established early gains. Elections were held in 16 municipal corporations, 198 municipal councils and 438 nagar panchayats
-BJP Mayor candidate leading by over 1000 votes in Moradabad, BSP second, SP third and Congress fourth. BJP also leading in Pilibhit
-I don't consider anyone my competitor. I will be number one, no matter who is second or third: Sanyukta Bhatia, BJP Lucknow Mayor candidate
-BJP leads in Gorakhpur, Ghaziabad, Meerut; SP in Ferozabad