Lucknow: Giving moments of celebration for the BJP ahead of the Gujarat polls, the ruling party clinched 14 mayoral seats in the Uttar Pradesh civic polls.
The Bahujan Samaj Party won two seats.
The mayoral candidate of the BJP won seats in Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Ghaziabad, Bareilly, Agra, Firozabad, Ayodhya, Mathura, Lucknow, Kanpur, Saharanpur Jhansi and Bareilly, and Moradabad.
The BSP, however, won the Aligarh and Meerut seats.
The civic polls in the state were held in three phases.
This was a major test for the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his government in the past few months.
Yogi Adityanath had posted a massive victory in the state Assembly polls last year to form the government.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted to congratulate the party men and workers for victory in the polls.
The win in the civic poll is considered important for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who assumed the portfolio in March this year as the election is the first biggest assignment as the CM.
In 2012, the BJP bagged 10 out of 12 mayoral seats in the state.
In 2017 state poll, the BJP had crushed Akhilesh’s dream to become the CM for the second time by winning 325 out of 403 seats.