Lucknow, Dec 1: The UP civic poll results delivered a major blow to UP CM Yogi Adityanath's image. Though BJP swept the civic polls, but the party lost the Gorakhpur ward in which Yogi used to vote. The Gorakhnath Temple, of which Yogi is the Mahant, falls in this ward.
In this Gorakhnath ward (No:68), BJP's Maya Tripathi was humiliated by independent Muslim candidate, Nadira Khatoon. This was first major test for Yogi after he assumed power in March this year.
However, what may have been a big relief for Yogi, BJP won the Gandhi bastion Amethi. Some compensation for the UP CM who was beaten by a Muslim in his own backyard.