MLAs work hard to ensure BJP's win in UP polls

Updated: Nov 27, 2017, 09:59 IST | Agencies

Leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the saffron party emerges victorious in the ongoing urban local bodies polls in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has assigned tasks to 31 MLAs, whose Assembly constituencies do not have a nagar panchayat or nagar palika

Leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the saffron party emerges victorious in the ongoing urban local bodies polls in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has assigned tasks to 31 MLAs, whose Assembly constituencies do not have a nagar panchayat or nagar palika parishad within their limits.

Voters queue to cast their votes at a polling station in Allahabad on Sunday. PIC/PTI
Voters queue to cast their votes at a polling station in Allahabad on Sunday. Pic/PTI

"Different tasks have been assigned to the 31 MLAs, ranging from actively campaigning for the party candidates to organising various events to galvanise public support for the party," state BJP spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi said. "Take for example Satish Chandra Dwivedi. He is an MLA from the Itwa Assembly constituency in Siddharthanagar district. But, since there is no nagar panchayat or nagar palika parishad in Itwa, he has been engaged in party activities in the neighbouring Basti district," he added. When contacted, Dwivedi said, "From election management to other tasks, I have discharged whatever duty was assigned to me by the party."

Asserting that the saffron party's show had been "great" in the first phase of the election, he exuded confidence that it would "sweep" the polls. According to the SEC, 24 districts had voted in the first phase of the polls on November 22.

Nov 22 First phase of the polls took place

Dec 1 Counting of votes will take place

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