Narendra Modi meets UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, newly elected mayors

Elias Hubbard
December 5, 2017

Addressing an election meeting at Junagarh on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Congress has been "wiped out" in the recently-held elections in its once-strongest fortress - Uttar Pradesh - where the BJP candidates have won mayoral polls in 14 out of 16 municipal corporations.

Meanwhile, the BJP has plans to take its Mayors to Gujarat where they will take part in electioneering.

Alleging that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the just-concluded Uttar Pradesh civic elections were rigged, the Samajwadi Party (SP) today claimed that the BJP won from only those places where the EVMs were used and performed poorly when it came to ballot papers. "Congratulated them and wished them the very best as they begin their responsibilities towards contributing to UP's and India's development journey", the prime minister tweeted. The focus will be on Chairpersons of Jais and Amethi Nagar Panchayats.

However, invitations given to BJP Amethi and Jais Nagar Panchayat chairpersons assume importance as the party has been able to make inroads in Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's parliamentary constituency. "I could sense her anguish on the lack of development in Amethi so far and could see the determination to work for Amethi's growth", PM Modi tweeted.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and state BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey were also present on the occasion.

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