UP Civic Polls 2017 results LIVE Updates: Smriti Irani hails BJP victory in Amethi, congratulates party workers for triumph

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The BJP today registered a massive victory in the Uttar Pradesh civic polls with the saffron party candidates winning or leading in 14 out of the 16 mayoral seats, including the prestigious Ayodhya and Varanasi. CM Yogi Adityanath, who led the party’s campaign, said that rival Congress was wiped out of Gandhi family bastion, Amethi and the BJP will now aim for hundred per cent success in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Check out UP Civic Polls 2017 list of winners:

2:30 am: BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra today slammed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, saying his “model of development” in Amethi that “lacks good roads, hospitals and infrastructure facilities”, will not work in Gujarat.

2:00 am: Hrishikesh Upadhyay’s victory also assumes significance, as it was from Ayodhya that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath kicked off his hectic blitzkrieg for the UP urban local body elections.

1:30 am: The Shiv Sena has for the first time managed to win a seat in Uttar Pradesh civic polls.

1:00 am: “In the Uttar Pradesh municipal corporation election, the Congress did not win a single seat. On the other hand, the BJP flag has soared higher under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and (UP) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath,” he said, while addressing an election rally at Somnath in Gir Somnath district.

12:39 am: BJP chief Amit Shah today said his party’s victory in the Uttar Pradesh mayoral polls was nothing compared to what was going to happen in Gujarat on December 18, when the state Assembly election results would be declared.

12:13 am: Lucknow, which elected BJP’s Sanyukta Bhatia as its first woman mayor, was among the prestigious seats like Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi, temple town Ayodhya and Adityanath’s home turf Gorakhpur, that the BJP won.

11:20 pm: The Union information and broadcasting minister thanked the voters of Amethi for reposing faith in the saffron party.

11:14 pm: Union minister Smriti Irani today hailed the BJP’s victory in the Amethi civic polls in Uttar Pradesh and congratulated the party workers for the “triumph of development” in Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s Parliamentary constituency.

10:10 PM: Ayodhya mayor-elect, Rishikesh Upadhayay says, “The place where Lord Ram was born, a temple must be built.”

9:55 PM: Hindus always preferred the dialogue process to resolve the issue but it is the other side (Muslims) who runs away from it, Yogi claimed, adding that the government would cooperate if an amicable and mutually acceptable solution can be reached through talks.

9:45 PM: Replying to a question on the issue of Ram temple at Ayodhya, the UP CM said that it would be better if it can be resolved through dialogue between all parties concerned.

9:35 PM: Referring to SP leader and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and Gandhi, Yogi said the civic elections prove that both should be given a farewell.

9:25 PM: Without taking Gandhi’s name, Yogi said, “It will be better for those criticising the Gujarat model of development that they learn from the defeat in Amethi civic polls and come on the ground to do some work, rather than loosing arrows in the air.”

9:15 PM: Buoyed by the BJP’s massive victory in the civic polls in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today advised Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to remain grounded rather than flying high and
criticising the Gujarat model of development.

9:10 PM: The Congress faced the embarrassment of losing in its bastion Amethi, the Lok Sabha constituency of its vice president Rahul Gandhi.

9:00 PM: Sunita Verma (BSP) wins Meerut mayoral seat defeating Kanta Kardam (BJP) by 29,582 votes.

8:50 PM: BJP sweeps UP civic polls winning 14 of 16 mayoral seats; BSP bags two.

8:40 PM: The general voter of Uttar Pradesh has reiterated its commitment to the development policy of the Bharatiya Janata Party: Union minister Manoj Sinha.

8:35 PM: These elections are being viewed as a litmus test for the Samajwadi Party (SP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Congress as well.

8:31 PM: In 100 years, Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow elects a woman mayor– Sanyukta Bhatia.

8:27 PM: Pictures of BJP workers celebrating their victory:-

8:25 PM: The BSP contested the urban body polls for the first time on party symbol, seen as an attempt by its chief Mayawati to stay relevant in a state she has ruled four times.

8:20 PM:

8:15 PM: The results reflect people’s faith in PM Shri Narendra Modi ji’s developmental policies and vision of BJP: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal.

8:10 PM: BJP bags 14 mayoral seats of the 15 for which results declared. Counting on for Meerut seat.

8:01 PM: In Ayodhya, BJP’s Rishikesh Upadhyay secured 44,642 votes and defeated nearest rival SP’s Gulshan Bindu, a transgender, by 3,601 votes.

7:50 PM: Watch the round-up of UP Civic polls 2017 here:-

7:45 PM: “The SP, the BSP and the Congress contested the polls as each other’s relatives. (SP chief) Akhilesh Yadav and (Congress vice president) Rahul Gandhi, who were together during assembly polls as ‘UP ke ladke’ have become like the “punctured” tyre and tube of a cycle,” Sharma said taking a jibe.

7:43 PM: Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said the people of the state had shown full faith in the BJP while discarding the SP, the BSP and the Congress.

7:40 PM: The Adityanath government, soon after assuming office in March, had constituted two municipal corporations of Ayodhya and Vrindavan-Mathura.

7:36 PM: Watch the video here:-

7:32 PM: SP leader and MLC Rajpal Kashyap said it was “disheartening to note that the BJP gained on places where EVMs were used”. The SP is closely analysing the results, he added.

7:28 PM: The state went to poll in three phases on November 22, 26 and 29 and the counting of ballots was held under tight security cover and CCTV surveillance at 334 centres in district and tehsil headquarters, the state election commission said.

7:25 PM: The UP civic poll was being dubbed as Yogi Adityanath’s first electoral test after he became the chief minister, the BJP bagged several prestigious mayoral seats including Ayodhya, Varanasi, Lucknow, Gorakhpur and was leading in several others.

7:20 PM: The Amethi seat was won by BJP candidate Chandra Devi. Union Information and Broadcasting minister Smriti Irani has also made several visits to the Amethi constituency.

7:15 PM :Sanyukta Bhatia said that she would work to resolve Lucknow’s increasing problem with garbage and growing traffic issues, as per The Times of India.

7:12 PM: The people were in favour of development and had constantly rejected negative and parochial politics, the BJP chief Amit Shah said, adding that all sections of the society, especially the Dalits, backwards and the poor, had supported the saffron party.

7:10 PM: Shah said the opposition — the SP, BSP and Congress — were decimated in the Uttar Pradesh civic polls, while pointing out that the Congress had lost heavily from Rae Bareli and Amethi, the Lok Sabha constituencies of its president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi respectively.

7: 05 PM: In an obvious reference to the Goods and Services Tax (GST), he said it was clear from the poll results that the people had embraced the economic reforms of the BJP-led central government

7:00 PM: In a statement, Shah claimed that the people’s support for the saffron party would be the same in the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls and that the Uttar Pradesh results would be repeated on December 18, when the verdict of the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections would be out.

6:55 PM: “This unprecedented win in the Uttar Pradesh civic polls is another example of the people’s unshakable faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision and the BJP’s politics of performance,” BJP Chief Amit Shah said.

6:50 PM:

6: 40 PM: BJP win 577 wards, SP get 187 wards while BSP secured 146 seats and Congress is left behind with 102 seats, as per Election commission’s website

6:30 PM: In Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi, BJP candidate Mridula Jaiswal defeated her Congress rival Shalini by a comfortable margin of 78,843 votes.

6:25 PM: Clashes reported in Meerut outside the counting venue, 2 policemen and several people injured, as per First Post.

6:20 PM:

6:15 PM: Watch how UP CM and other BJP leaders celebrating their win

6: 10 PM: Our government’s people centric policies and its widespread acceptance by the people of India is once again reconfirmed in the results of the UP Civic Polls 2017. The triumph of BJP in Uttar Pradesh municipal elections vindicates our honest actions for a better future: Arun Jaitley.

6:05 PM:

6:00 PM: The resounding BJP victory is reiteration of our commitment for honest, clean & peoples’ governance: Arun Jaitley

5: 50 PM: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen win 12 councilor seats and 3 Nagar Panchayat seats.

5: 40 PM: Amit Shah tweets: Amethi, Raebareli’s people chanting ‘Congress jave chhe Congress jave chhe’

5:35 PM: Rahul and Akhilesh are not ‘yuva’ leaders, their downfall is confirmed: UP CM

5:30 PM: The Congress lost in Jais and Gauriganj where Nagar Palika polls were held. In Amethi and Musafirkhana, where Nagar Panchayat polls were held, the party had not fielded candidates.

5:25 PM: In Ayodhya, BJP’s Rishikesh Upadhyay secured 44,642 votes and defeated nearest rival SP candidate Gulshan Bindu, a transgender, by 3,601 votes. Bindu polled 41,041 votes.

5:22 PM: Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje congratulates Yogi!

5:20 PM: 

5:15 PM: I express my gratitude to the people of the state for having their faith in the BJP: BJP Chief Amit Shah

5: 10 PM: Watch what this BJP leader has to say:-

5: 05 PM: UP CM Yogi Adityanath and his Deputy celebrates BJP’s landslide victory.

5: 02 PM: This win is the victory of unwavering faith in the public leadership of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Amit Shah

5:00 PM: BJP’s Nutan Thakur secures Firozabad mayoral seat.

4: 55 PM: BJP’s Sanyukta Bhatiya from Lucknow gets 3,77,166 total votes.

4:50 PM: BIG VICTORY! BJP wins Lucknow’s mayoral seat with 1,31,356 votes.

4:45 PM: In 2012, BJP had won 11 of the 13 mayoral seats.

4: 43 PM:

4:40 PM: Round up! BJP wins mayoral polls in Agra, Mathura, Ayodhya, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Varansi, and Bareilly

4:36 PM: Meerut mayoral seat is now occupied by BSP’s Sunita Verma.

4: 32 PM: Abhilasha Gupta defeats Vinod Chandra Dubey of SP.

4:30 PM: BJP’s Abhilasha Gupta of wins Allahabad mayor seat by over 51327 votes.

4: 27 PM: BJP’s Mridula Jaiswal wins the mayoral polls in Varanasi.

4:25 PM:

4:20 PM: This victory will inspire us to work harder towards the welfare of the people: PM Modi.

4:12 PM: Many good wishes to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and all the party workers: PM Modi.

4:10 PM: Thanks a lot to the people of the state for the grand victory in Uttar Pradesh local body elections: PM Modi.

4:05 PM: “Development (Vikaas)wins once again in the country,” says PM Narendra Modi.

4:00 PM: I would like to give credit of this win to all BJP workers who worked for the party to communicate its agenda of development to all. I would also like to thank all the voters: UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

3:55 PM: Fought on agenda of development and people made me win. If needed will do it: Independent candidate Nadira Khatoon who won from ward no 68 in Gorakhpur on question if she will support Yogi Adityanath.

3:50 PM: Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar says, UP victory is the reflection of people’s aspiration for development.

3:48 PM: BJP’s Asha Sharma becomes Ghaziabad mayor.

3:46 PM: “GST has made doing business and trade very easy. The market size for every trader has grown. Now the whole country is his market,” Jaitley said.

3:44 PM: Adityanath says BJP will now look forward to achieve the goal of 100 per cent success in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

3:42 PM: Union Minister Smriti Irani says while campaigning in Gujarat, received news of BJP’s stupendous victory in UP Civic Polls 2017. “Congratulations to @myogiadityanath ji & @BJP4UP’s karyakartas for taking forward PM @narendramodi ji’s mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’,” she tweeted.

3:40 PM: Union Finance Arun Jaitley, commenting on UP Civic poll, said the results show that the roll-out of the GST has made life easier in the country.

3:38 PM: Agra set to get BJP mayor with Naveen Jain winning the poll by 15,000 votes.

3:36 PM: CM Yogi Adityanath says poll results make us more accountable, responsible.

3:33 PM: Celebration outside BJP office in Lucknow.

3:31 PM: BJP candidate from Pilibhit’s Puranpur, Pradeep Jaiswal, wins.

3:30 PM: Samajwadi Party candidate Mohammad Furkan wins mayor seat in Aligarh municipal corporation.

3:29 PM: In Gorakhpur, Peace Party’s Durga Devi wins from Gahlah’s Badlganj, defeated BSP’s Guddi Sonkar by 141 votes.

3:25 PM: In Jaunpur, three independent candidates Pramod Jayaswal, Rukshana and Vijay Sahu win Nagar Panchayat seats in Jafrabad, Madiyahun and Kerakat respectively.

3:23 PM: AIMIM wins minority dominated Atala ward in Allahabad.

3:22 PM: In Moradabad, BJP’s Vinod Agrawal wins the top post of the municipal corporation.

3:17 PM: SP candidate Mohammad Furkan wins Mayor seat in Aligarh.

3:15 PM: This election should be an eye-opener for the Congress part: UP CM.

3: 13 PM: Congress ka safaya ho gaya Amethi se ( Congress has been wiped out in Amethi): UP CM

3:12 PM: Referring to Rahul, Yogi says, Congress leaders only talks big.

3: 11 PM: BJP’s win is due to the Center’s developmental policy: UP CM.

3: 10 PM: I thank PM Modi for his reform measures: UP CM

3:08 PM: The results of Civic polls shows people support for BJP’s reform policy: UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

3:06 PM: BSP’s Pramila Jaiswal ahead of  BJP’s Tara Devi in Sant Kabirnagar-Mahdaval Nagar Panchayat. Votes– BSP 2639, BJP 1696.

3:03 PM: Bulandshahr First Phase Counting! BJP’s Manoj Garg gets 7568 votes, AAP’s Mujahid Ansari secures 4468 votes, BSP candidate gets 4743 votes.

3:01 PM: Mannan of SP from Kiratpur is leading.

2: 59 PM: BJP candidate wins in Bijnor.

2: 55 PM: In Siddhartha Nagar, SP ahead in Nagar Panchayat Uska, SP got 2989 votes, BJP 2047, SP 942 votes. Third round counting ended.

2:53 PM: Gorakhpur Round up! Results of 70 wards of Gorakhpur declared, BJP won 27 of the 70 wards, SP won 18, Nidhal 18, BSP 5, Congress won 2.

2:52 PM: BJP’s Maya Tripathi loses ward no 68 in UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s Gorakhpur. Independent candidate Nadira wins.

2:50 PM: In close competition, BJP nominee Nawab Singh from Jyotipudiya Nagar Panchayat, defeated BSP candidate by 36 votes.

2: 48 PM: BJP gets the post of Ghazipur-Sadat Nagar Panchayat President, BJP’s Prima Yadav won, defeated the nearest candidate by 193 votes.

2:45 PM: PROTEST on counting venue! BJP workers protest at the venue of counting of votes, agitating against the results of the post of councilor of Ward 51 shortly after the announcement of Congress candidate’s win.

2:42 PM: Asha Singh defeated Congress candidate Ratna Singh.

2:40 PM: Asha Singh Vijai, an independent candidate wins from Mahoba-Khaila Nagar Panchayat.

2:37 PM: Gazipur-BJP victory!  Saratan Yadav wins from Sadatnagar Nagar Panchayat.

2:34 PM: In Kaushambi, Dy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya’s constituency, BJP defeated in all
6 Nagar Panchayat seats, BSP, SP, Congress win 1 each.

2:31 PM: Out of 16 mayor seats, BJP ahead in 14 while BSP in two, reports ANI.

2:28 PM: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy says, “UP local bodies elections BJP rides the Ram Mandir wave. Wait for the typhoon in 2019.”

2:25 PM: Round up! BJP has so far registered their win in top posts of seven area council while SP has won five, Congress and BSP have won one each, as per election commission.

2: 22 PM: Big victory! Bharatiya Janta Party wins Nagar Panchayat in Rahul’s constituency Amethi.

2:17 PM: Two major developments! From Varanasi BJP candidate Mridula Jaiswal has won while from in Gorakhpur, Sitaram Jaiswal is the new mayor.

2:02 PM: Another good news is coming from Meerut where BSP is currently leading. The party is expected to win the Mayor seat from here as well. We will keep bringing getting you UP Civic polls 2017 result live updates, stay tuned.

1:52 PM: The Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Vinod Agarwal has won the mayor seat from Moradabad. Meanwhile, BSP has won from Aligarh.

1:38 PM: Union Minister Smriti Irani hits out at Rahul Gandhi by saying that Congress fail to win in civic polls then, how will they win in Gujarat. Notably, Congress is on the 4th spot in Rahul’s constituency – Amethi.

1:18 PM: Throughout the campaign, Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party maintained a low-profile image. However, it gave a tough fight to BJP today and might have made a few people nervous. Can this be the revival of BSP?

1:05 PM: Priti Gandhi, the National Executive member of BJP Mahila Morcha praised Smriti Irani for BJp’s lead in Amethi. “Best part is that our BJP mayoral candidate is leading in Amethi. Full credit to @smritiirani for her commitment & consistent efforts in the region,” she said.

12:43 PM: Big news! Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Rishikesh Upadhyay has won the mayor seat from Faizabad. He won the election by 4600 votes.

12:37 PM: The bigger news here is not BJP’s dominance. It is actually Congress’ massive wipeout ahead of the Gujarat assembly elections. The party is not leading even on one seat.

12:34 PM: Reports of a clash between police and SP workers are emerging. It is being reported that ex-minister Pavan Pandey accused the authorities of mal-practices in counting. This forced the police to use force.

12:27 PM: ABP News reports that officials while counting votes display currency notes pre-attached to ballot papers in Moradabad’s Thakurdwara centre. The opposition has accused BJP BJP candidate Rajpal Kashyap of buying votes.

12:17 PM: Here is the video from Mathura’s ward number 56 where the BJP and Congress candidate got equal number of votes. The winner was decided by a lottery:

12:06 PM: After the sixth round of counting in Gorakhpur, the BJP candidate Sitaram is leading by 22,000 votes.

12:03 PM: BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh says that these numbers are a positive sign for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He added that except one or two seats, the Bharatiya Janata Party have dominated the elections.

11:55 AM: BJP candidate Mukesh Arya has won the Mayoral seat from Mathura. He is the new mayor of Mathura. The number of seats he got have bot been revealed yet.

11:50 AM: There are reports of lathicharge from a counting centre in Muzaffarnagar. As many as four people have been reported injured in the incident, as per ANI.

11:40 AM: In Mathura’s ward number 56 where the BJP and Congress candidate had a tie by 874 votes each, the BJP candidate has been declared the winner by lottery.

11:37 AM: The picture is getting slightly clear now. The Bharatiya Janata Party now leads on 14 seats which means that is heading towards a massive win.

11:33 AM: In Varanasi, the fifth round of counting is over. Currently, the Bharatiya Janata Party is leading with 16,196 votes. Stay tuned for more UP Civic Poll 2017 results live updates.

11:27 AM: BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao says that the result shows faith of people on BJP. “BSP-SP fghting for the second spot. Moral defeat of the Cogress,” he added.

11:23 AM: At this moment, the BSP nominee Sunita Verma is leading in Meerut mayor seat while BJP nominee Kanta Kardam at second position. BJP state general secretary and in charge for Meerut local body polls Vijay Bahadur Pathak said that BJP is still in fight and wait for final result.

11:15 AM: A big news is coming in from Ayodhya where an independent ward candidate won by just one vote.

11:09 AM: We have a tie! Yes, you read it right. The BJP and Congress candidates got the same number of votes in Mathura’s ward number 56. The winner will be decided by a lottery now.

11:07 AM: BJP has taken giant strides in last few minutes. It is leading in Mathura as Congress is now behind. Overall, BJP is leading in 13 seats while BSP is ahead in 3 seats.

11:04 AM: Deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Dinesh Sharma says that Samajwadi Party is heading towards a massive loss. He added that under Yogi Adityanath, BJP has worked hard in the last 7 months.

11:01 AM: BJP has suffered a major setback in Saharanpur too where the BSP nominee for mayor Fazalur Rehman leading by a margin of 3000 votes after six rounds of counting. The BJP candidate Sanjeev Walia is at the second position.

10:58 AM: From Kanpur, the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Pramila Pandey is in lead. She is followed by Congress in second, BSP in third and SP fourth.

10:54 AM: As per the latest trends, the Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in 11 seats, BSP is ahead in 4 while Congress is leading in Mathura. Stay tuned for more UP civic election 2017 results live updates.

10:48 AM: Good news is coming for BJP from the state capital Lucknow where BJP candidate Sayunkta Bhatiya is leading on mayor seat by margin of 5455 votes. votes. Samajwadi Party nominee Meera Vardhan at the second position.

10:44 AM: At this moment, the BJP mayor candidates are leading in Ghaziabad, Firozabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Allahabad, Bareilly, Moradabad, Gorakhpur and Ayodhya. The BSP was leading in Aligarh, Meerut, Saharanpur, Agra and Jhansi.

10:42 AM: The Bharatiya Janata Party chief of Uttar Pradesh Mahendra Nath Pandey says that Congress and other parties were giving internal support to each other. “We fought alone & we are now leading with a good number in early trends,” he added.

10:38 AM: Out of the 16 mayor posts, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now leading in just 10 seats. Mayawati’s BSP, on the other hand, is leading on 6 seats. Against all odds, the Bahujan Samaj Party is giving a tough fight to BJP.

10:35 AM: In Allahabad, Congress has won from ward number 13. It is being reported that there is a close fight going on in Aligarh where the BSP candidate is ahead by just 200 votes on the mayor seat.

10:33 AM: Meanwhile, in Varanasi, out of three seats, Congress won in one while BSP won in two. In Mathura, Congress and BSP have won on one ward each.

10:30 AM: Now, BSP has taken lead in Allahabad as well. The BJP candidate Abhilasha Gupta is behind while BSP candidate Ramesh Kesvani is leading. So, now BSP is leading in 5 seats.

10:25 AM: This civic poll was of significant importance for Congress, SP and BSP after the humiliating loss in state assembly election earlier this year. As it turns out, only BSP appears to have bounced back from that defeat.

10:16 AM: Some interesting figures are coming out. This is turning into an intense battle. BJP is now leading in 11 seats but it is still less than the number of seats it won last time.

10:12 AM: From Bareilly, BJP candidate Umesh Gautam is leading by 500 votes. In Saharanpur, BSP is leading by 3400 votes.

10:05 AM: Here are the latest numbers from Jhansi –

BSP – 3159 votes
BJP – 2532
Congress – 1221
Samajwadi Party – 205
Aam Aadmi Party – 112

10:01 AM: In Meerut, the Bahujan Samaj Party candidate has got 10000 votes so far while the Bharatiya Janata Party has got 7000 votes. So, the lead is already of 3000 votes.

9:57 AM: These initial trends come as a huge blow for Congress which is currently leading in just one seat. A loss here can be a big psychological blow for the party ahead of the Gujarat elections.

9:53 AM: Another setback for BJP, the BSP candidate is now leading from Ghaziabad. Asha Sharma took the initial lead but is now behind.

9:50 AM: Currently, BJP is leading in Kanpur, Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Varanasi, Meerut, Allahabad, Bareilly, Aligarh, Moradabad, Gorakhpur, Ayodhya. BSP is leading in Saharanpur, Agra, Firozabad, Jhansi while, Congress is leading in Mathura.

9:45 AM: Another twist, the Bahujan Samaj Party is making a great comeback. It is now leading in 5 seats. This is a major boost for Mayawati as at the moment, BSP is the only party that is giving some fight to BJP.


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