Amethi Civic polls: SP leads in Gauriganj, BJP in Jais

ANI | Updated: Dec 01, 2017 12:21 IST

Amethi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], December 1 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party (SP) is leading in Gauriganj and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jais after the counting began for the Amethi Nagarpalika on Friday morning.

Counting of votes of all 652 Urban Local Bodies is being held at 334 centers in Uttar Pradesh and results are expected by evening.

Polling was held in three phases on November 22, 26 and 29.

A total of 79,113 candidates are in fray today. Elaborate security arrangements have been made at counting centers.

Central para military forces have been deployed in and around the centers.

CCTV cameras have been set up for close monitoring and arrangements made for web casting of the counting process.

No procession is allowed during the counting and following the announcement of results.

After 100 years, Lucknow will get its first woman mayor, as this time, the Lucknow mayoral seat has been reserved for women.

The ruling BJP left no stone unturned to ensure victory in all 652 urban local bodies across the state.

The election is being seen as the first test for Yogi Adityanath's government in UP after coming to power with a massive mandate in the state this year. (ANI)