Panchayat president election : BJP captured 67 out of 75 seats; SP got only 5 seats

Panchayat president election : BJP captured 67 out of 75 seats; SP got only 5 seats
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BJP has registered a record victory in the election of the district panchayat president in Uttar Pradesh. The BJP has won 65 out of 75 seats in the state. BJP-backed candidates have won two seats. Whereas SP has got 5 seats.

One has been captured by its ally RLD. Raja Bhaiya's party has won the Pratapgarh seat. In the 2016 presidential election, the SP had won 63 seats.

Earlier, voting was held in 53 districts of the state for the election of Zilla Panchayat President. Voting lasted from 11 am to 3 pm. The results have also started coming from 4 pm onwards. BJP candidates have registered victory in 44 districts including Lucknow, Ayodhya, Mathura, Kushinagar, Sultanpur, Auraiya, Fatehpur. At the same time, candidates were already elected unopposed in 22 districts of the state. Of these, 21 seats were captured by the BJP and one by the SP.