Bettering its 2017 efficiency, the Bhartiya Janata Occasion (BJP) wrested the Aligarh mayor seat from the Bahujan Samaj Occasion (BSP) and continued its dominion over Agra, the place it has not misplaced since 1989.
The social gathering additionally received Firozabad and Mathura-Vrindavan, the place municipal elections had been held for the second time.
Aligarh, one of many solely two locations the place the BJP had suffered a defeat final time, is all set to welcome its new mayor Prashant Singhal, who received by a large margin of over 50,000 after 26 rounds of relying on Saturday.
Singhal, whose nomination got here fairly as a shock for his status of being extra an industrialist than a politician, was up in opposition to the SP’s Jamirullah Khan—a two-time MLA from Kol in Aligarh—who got here a distant second in the ballot contest and the BSP’s Salman Shaid, a latest addition to the social gathering from the SP (Samajwadi Occasion).
In Agra, the BJP confronted a troublesome battle with the BSP’s Lata Valmiki main the counting for a greater a part of the day. Nonetheless, the BJP candidate received the latter counting rounds and maintained the victory margin until the tip.
Agra, a reserved seat a girl from the scheduled caste group, will now welcome its third girl mayor Hemlata Diwakar. Child Rani Maurya and Anjula Mahour had been each from the BJP. Whereas Maurya is now a cupboard minister in the Yogi authorities, Mahour is the Hathras MLA.
The brand new Agra mayor had received the Agra MLA seat however was denied a ticket in the final yr’s meeting election.