The Uttar Pradesh, ruling Samajwadi Party has bagged 31 out of 36 seats in biennial MLC elections. The results for 28 seats were declared today whereas the party had already won eight seats as its candidates were elected unopposed. The main opposition party BSP and independents have won two seats each while the Congress party clinched Raebareli seat where its candidate Dinesh Pratap Singh retained his seat. The BJP could not be able to win even a single seat. Polling for 28 MLC seats was held on March 3rd. After the poll results, now the final figure of upper house of the state legislature is- SP-58, BSP-16, Cong-2, BJP-7, Teachers Group-5, Independents-6, RLD 1 and Vacant-5.
Ruling Samajwadi Party had a thumping victory today as now it has acquired the clear majority with 58 members in the upper house. While the main opposition BSP was the biggest loser as 34 out of 36 outgoing members belonged to it. BJP also drew blank as the party could not get even a single seat in today’s results pie.
A jubilant Samajwadi Party National General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav said that the results showed that people of the state have accepted the development agenda of the party. While BJP has accused the ruling dispensation of misuse of administrative power and money to influence the outcome of the results. The same charges were also leveled by BSP against Akhilesh government which rubbished it out rightly.