• BJP wins local polls in UP amid victory marred with bloody violence

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    Lucknow: On Saturday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recorded an outstanding triumph in elections for block panchayat chief in Uttar Pradesh, gaining 635 out of 825 seats for which block panchayat chiefs were to be chosen.

    "Almost 85% of seats went in favor of the BJP. The victory was due to the guidance and inspiration from prime minister Narendra Modi, as work was done without any discrimination for all sections of society. People's inclination was towards us, and I'm happy to say that the party's strategy has yielded results," Adityanath stated in a press gathering that existed at the state BJP headquarters in Capital Lucknow.

    The counting of elections polled for the 476 posts of block panchayat chiefs has settled in Uttar Pradesh. Polling was carried from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday.

    Certificates will be distributed to the successful competitors today. Tensions were listed in Deoband block following Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Kartik Rana accused the management of rigging the vote counting.

    The police authorities resorted to lathi-charge to manage the state, following SP operators started protesting.

    Uttar Pradesh is expected to go to the polls in spring 2022 as the Adityanath-led BJP government seems to acquire a second continuous five-year course in performance. 

    In the 2017 polls, the party obtained more than 300 seats in the 403-seat assembly, replacing the Samajwadi Party (SP) from leadership.

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