With a record-breaking margin, the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) received the mayor’s seat and secured 66 out of 100 councillor seats within the Home of the Ghaziabad municipal company, whereas the independents received 14 different seats, nearly solely defeating the opposition events within the just lately declared election results on Saturday.
Sunita Dayal, who additionally holds the put up of the social gathering’s vice-chairperson in Uttar Pradesh, received the mayor’s seat with a margin of 287,656 votes, which in accordance with social gathering bearers is the very best profitable margin by any candidate within the state.
Though the BJP secured 66 councillor seats, the independents received 14 councillor seats, and the opposition events have been lowered to simply 20 seats. These 20 seats included three first-time seats received by the Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP), two every by Apni Jantantrik Social gathering (AJP) and All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM).
In the meantime, main political events just like the Bahujan Samaj Social gathering (BSP) and Samajwadi Social gathering (SP) may solely safe 5 seats, with Congress securing solely three.
In 2017, the BJP secured 58 councillor seats, whereas the independents secured 10 councillor seats within the company.
“Our social gathering candidate was nowhere within the reckoning, however we put up a great struggle and secured the second place within the mayoral election. The consequence may have been higher, and we are going to assess the results. Our organisation and our vote share have remained intact. Our councillors could have lowered within the company, however our members have elevated in different native our bodies. The BJP appears to have a presence solely in city segments the place individuals vote not within the title of Modi and Yogi,” mentioned Virendra Jatav, BSP’s district president.
The workplace bearers of the Congress social gathering, who secured solely 5 seats, mentioned that they goal to enhance their efficiency within the 2024 elections.
“Our candidate fought robust and campaigned properly. No political leaders from different events arrived for campaigning, however solely CM Yogi Adityanath got here to assist his social gathering as there was a worry of loss. We misplaced some councillor seats the place we didn’t anticipate a loss. This was as a consequence of administrative apathy, and nobody listened to our complaints on polling day. We’ll strengthen our social gathering once more and prepared ourselves for a troublesome struggle within the 2024 elections,” mentioned Lokesh Chaudhary, Congress metropolis president.
In the meantime, BJP workplace bearers mentioned that they don’t worry loss or discount in votes within the 2024 elections.
“The margin of victory in Ghaziabad’s mayoral race is the very best amongst all companies in Uttar Pradesh, and we’ve additionally secured 66 seats, eight greater than the earlier 2017 elections. We had estimated 65-70 seats within the company. A few of our seats may have been extra had some dissenters not been there. However we expelled them. We needed to take a troublesome and tender strategy. On some seats the place we misplaced, it may very well be as a consequence of the truth that we could not have been capable of assess the candidate correctly. This occurs,” mentioned Satendra Shishodia, the BJP’s regional president (western UP).
Two days earlier than the election, the BJP expelled 28 dissenting social gathering functionaries from completely different wards for a interval of six years, alleging that they have been both contesting in opposition to the BJP candidates or supporting the opposition candidates.
Many of those contested in opposition to the BJP and prompted the social gathering to lose a minimum of six seats, as per election consequence information.
“The BJP is anticipated to do properly in city segments as individuals majorly vote in favour of the social gathering and should not even know a lot in regards to the fielded candidate. The city segments’ voting is majorly within the title of PM Modi and CM Yogi. The weak opposition could have additionally elevated the present of the BJP and the upper variety of independents point out that many citizens didn’t favour opposition candidates and as an alternative voted for native candidates,” mentioned KK Sharma, affiliate professor (Historical past) from CCS College, Meerut.