BJP Will Sweep Local Body Elections, Says UP Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh

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BJP Will Sweep Local Body Elections, Says UP Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh

Counting of votes polled for 16 nagar nigams, 198 nagar palika parishads and 438 nagar panchayats will be done on December 1.

Lucknow, Nov 20: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Sidharth Nath Singh on Monday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will sweep the local body elections in the state. He alleged the Saffron Party has been registering convincing wins in last three. He added BJP swept the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 followed by an impressive performance in assembly elections. He was addressing a political meet in Varanasi.

Commenting on the issue of Ram Janambhoomi dispute, Singh said if two parties come together for resolution of long-standing issue, then it must be welcomed.

The polls are considered significant for the saffron party, which stormed to power eight months ago with a landslide victory in the Assembly elections.

Earlier, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath kickstarted the campaign for civic polls on Tuesday from the temple town of Ayodhya, where he sought to convince the electorate that a win for the BJP would ensure holistic development.

As per the election schedule, 24 districts will go to polls on November 22, while 25 districts on November 26, and 26 districts on November 29.

More than 3.32 crore voters will exercise their franchise at 36,269 polling booths and 11,389 polling stations

Counting of votes polled for 16 nagar nigams, 198 nagar palika parishads and 438 nagar panchayats will be done on December 1.