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UP Civic Polls: Independents rule the roost

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ONI Bureau: While BJP stayed ahead of other parties in the civic polls in Uttar Pradesh, Independent candidates ruled the roost and beat all political parties. Only in Mayoral polls, BJP could beat them.

Here are the details:

  • Nagar Panchayat Members

(Independents win 3,875 out of 5,433 seats. BJP wins 664. SP 453, BSP 218, Congress 126)

  • Chairpersons in Nagar Panchayats:

(Independents – 182, BJP 100)

  • Nagar Palika Parishads:

Independents – 3,380 Wards
BJP – 922 Wards

  • Nagar Palika Parishad Chairpersons:

BJP – 70, Samajwadi Party – 45, Independents – 43

  • Municipal Corporators:

BJP – 596, Independents – 224

  • Mayor Posts:

BJP – 14, BSP – 2