BJP Sweeps Elections To UP Legislative Council

BJP Sweeps Elections To UP Legislative Council

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April 12, 2022

The BJP today headed for a massive win in biennial elections to the Uttar Pradesh legislative council or upper house, weeks after its record victory in state elections, but had to settle for a loss in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency.

New Delhi, 12 April 2022

As per news report of NDTV, the state's legislative council has 100 seats and 36 vacant seats voted a few days ago. The BJP is ahead in more than 30 seats and is all set to win a majority in the upper house. It had already won nine seats unopposed.Once the results are formally declared, the party will enjoy a majority in both houses of Uttar Pradesh for the first time in decades. In Varanasi, Annapurna Singh, the wife of local strongman Brijesh Singh, has won the seat by a massive margin, with the BJP candidate placing third. In the 2016 election to this seat, Brijesh Singh had won as an independent but the BJP more or less gave him a walkover by not putting up a candidate.

Source - NDTV


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