Uttarakhand civic poll results: BJP sweeps mayoral seats, chairman, president posts

November 21, 2018

By Kritika Sharad with inputs from The Indian Express

The BJP has won five of the seven mayoral seats and 34 of the 84 chairman and president posts in the Uttarakhand civic polls, while Independents surprisingly grab 23 posts.

The Congress won 25 of the chairman and president posts in the state’s civic bodies and the BSP won one post, according to information released by the state election commission here Wednesday morning. Results for one post is yet to be declared, it said.

The civic body poll was a battle for dignity for the BJP that had won 57 out of the 70 seats in the Uttarakhand Assembly elections last year. It was also crcucial for the Congress that was striving to make a comeback after its defeat in the assembly elections

84 local urban bodies that voted on Sunday include seven municipal corporations, 39 municipal councils and 38 nagar panchayats.

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