The general performance of the Samajwadi Party (SP) in the not too long ago concluded city native physique polls in the state was not as anticipated. The occasion not solely failed to win any of the 17 mayoral seats, its present in election held for other posts additionally worsened as in contrast to the 2017 civic polls. The occasion had failed to win any mayoral seat final time too.
The one obvious silver lining for the SP was that its standing because the principal opposition occasion in the state consolidated additional because the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)’s performance was fairly poor this time. Moreover, the occasion additionally failed to make any impact in election to the posts of corporators, nagar palika parishad chairpersons, nagar palika parishad ward members, nagar panchayat chairpersons and nagar panchayat members.
In 2017, the SP had received 15.54% of whole corporators posts throughout the state. Nevertheless, this time its share dipped to 13.45%. Final time, the occasion had 22.73% share in nagar palika parishad chairpersons’ submit, however this time it fell to 17.59%.
The SP’s share in nagar palika parishad members was 9.07% in 2017. Nevertheless, it dropped to 7.89% this yr. Final time, the occasion had received 18.95% seats of nagar panchayat chairpersons which fell to 14.52% in 2023 civic polls. The occasion’s share in nagar panchayat members seats fell to 6.67% this yr from the earlier 8.34%.
Nevertheless, the performance of SP’s important rival inside the opposition camp—the BSP— was even worse. The BSP had two mayors—Meerut and Aligarh—final time. This time, it drew a clean because the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received all of the 17 mayoral seats.
Nevertheless, the BJP may get solely 5.99% of whole corporators seats in the state, 8.04% of nagar palika parishad chairpersons, 3.59% of nagar palika parishad members, simply 6.8% share of nagar panchayat chairpersons and solely 3% share of nagar panchayat members.
Though, each the SP and the BSP are anxious over the ballot final result, they’re additionally blaming the ruling BJP for partaking in “malpractices and misuse of presidency equipment in the polls”. Each SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and his Bahujan Samaj Party counterpart Mayawati have charged the BJP with misuse of presidency equipment.