Civic polls indicate farewell for Rahul, Akhilesh: Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Civic Polls 2017 Results: A few firsts and major takeaways

However, BJP is leading many municipal corporations in the UP civic polls.

The BJP won 70 out of 198 Nagar Palika Parishad chairman posts and 922 out of 5,261 members, 100 out of 438 Nagar Panchayat chairpersons and 664 out of 5,434 members. BJP won only 664 seats with a win percentage of 12.22 per cent. Indicating EVM tampering in the Uttar Pradesh Civic Elections 2017, the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh claimed that the "faulty EVMs" are responsible for his party's debacle in civic polls in UP and mentioned that similar thing had happened during Assembly polls.

Independent Rajendra Kumar Singh won the Sirathu Nagar Pacnhayat seat while SP's Urmila Devi emerged victorious in Karari Nagar.

As per the PTI report, BJP's mayor candidates were leading in some of the cities like Saharanpur, Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Meerut, and Gorakhpur, the initial trends suggest. At Chail, Sarai Akil and Ajuha, independent candidate Shivmani Kesarwani, Congress's Rohit Aazad and Independent Anil Kumar bagged the top posts, respectively. While SP won 477 wards, BSP emerged victorious in 262 and Congress in 158.

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Calling it a huge mandate, Adityanath said that the results have shown that people have faith in the BJP.

"The SP, the BSP and the Congress contested the polls as each other's relatives". Congress, particularly Rahul Gandhi, faced a major drubbing as the BJP won in Amethi, a traditional Congress bastion. "Cycle" is the election symbol of the Samajwadi Party. They worked for a particular caste and people have discarded them. There was massive celebration by the BJP in Gujarat today for its UP win.

SP leader and MLC Rajpal Kashyap said it was disheartening to note that the BJP gained in places where EVMs were used.

The final results were expected by late evening. To check the number of results declared, click on the Result Dashboard tab.

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