Jhansi Nagar Nigam (Municipal Corporation) Election Result 2017 is all set to be announced today. The present elections is being considered as a first major test for the BJP Government in the state after it formed the government under Yogi Adityanath. Right from the chief minister himself, other senior ministers from the state had also campaigned for the party.
The party which is in power in Uttar Pradesh since March this year had promised to put Jhansi on the national map after winning municipal elections. Jhansi was earlier voted as the third cleanest city in the state. The counting in the state is going for 16 nagar nigam, 198 nagar palika parishad and 438 Nagar panchayats, the state election commission.
The state had gone to polls on November 22, 26 and 29 respectively. While the first two phases saw a turnout of 52.59 and 49.3 percent turnout respectively, the third phase saw 53 percent turnout. Currently, Kiran Verma of the BJP is the mayor of the district.
The Municipal Corporation corporation in Jhansi is responsible for the civic infrastructure and administration. The civic body takes care of public services like public health and parks in Jhansi. The corporation is responsible for public education, libraries, public safety, recreational facilities, water supply, sanitation, welfare services and local planning. The mayor and councillors are elected to five-year terms as is in the rest of the country.
In 2015, Jhansi was among 98 cities selected for smart city initiative by the Centre.
Yogi Adityanath, soon after coming to power in March, had promised to put Jhansi on the national map after winning the civic polls. The city was voted as the third cleanest city in the state. Jhansi still has manual scavengers, but the Municipal Corporation has denied their existence.
During the last civic polls in 2012, the saffron party had swept mayoral polls, winning 10 of the 12 mayor posts in the state. As per BJP spokesperson different tasks were assigned to 31 MLAs, including active campaigning for the party candidates and organising a number of events to gain public support for the party.
Full list of ward-wise winners to be updated soon