A total of 95 candidates are in the fray. The BJP previously had 35 MLCs in the 100-member council, and the nine new seats took its total to 44.
Lucknow: The counting of votes is going on for 36 seats for the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council elections. In which BJP is all set to make a clean sweep and become the single largest party in the upper house of the state. 9 BJP candidates were already elected unanimously, voting was held in only 27 seats. A total of 95 candidates are in the fray. The BJP previously had 35 MLCs in the 100-member council, and the nine new seats took its total to 44. The ruling party is just seven votes short of a parliamentary majority. In the UP Legislative Council, the Samajwadi Party has 17, the BSP four, while Congress and BJP allies Apna Dal (S) and Nishad Party have one member each. Two MLCs are members of non-political teachers' groups, and two others are independent.
UP MLC Election Result
BJP's dominance in MLC elections won 16 out of 27 seats
BJP's Om Prakash Singh wins from Mathura-Eta-Mainpuri
Anoop Gupta of BJP wins from Lakhimpur Kheri
Mathura-Eta-Mainpuri - Ashish Yadav of BJP wins
Hardoi - BJP's Ashok Agarwal wins
Badaun - BJP's Vagish Pathak wins
Banda-Hamirpur - Jitendra Singh Sengar of BJP won
Aligarh - Rishipal Singh Sin of BJP
Bulandshahr - BJP's Narendra Bhati wins
Mirzapur-Sonbhadra - BJP's Shyam Narayan Singh aka Vineet won
Bahraich-Shravasti - Pragya Tripathi of BJP won
Sitapur - Pawan Singh of BJP won
Dinesh Pratap Singh of BJP wins from Rae Bareli
BJP's KP Srivastava wins from Prayagraj
Fatehpur - Avinash Singh of BJP won
Pratapgarh - Hari Pratap Singh of BJP won
Jaunpur - Brijesh Singh of BJP won
The nine BJP candidates who won unopposed are:
Shyam Narayan Singh aka Vineet - Mirzapur-Sonbhadra
Om Prakash Singh - Mathura-Etah-Mainpuri
Ashish Yadav - Mathura-Etah-Mainpuri
Vagish Pathak - Badaun
Ashok Agarwal - Hardoi
Anoop Gupta - Lakhimpur Kheri
Jitendra Singh Sengar - Banda-Hamirpur
Rishipal Singh - Aligarh
Narendra Bhati - Bulandshahri
Addressing BJP workers a week ago, UP CM Yogi Adityanath said that it is important for the party to win 36 seats so that the development agenda of his government can be carried forward without any hindrance. BJP has won nine unopposed out of 36 seats. If the party wins all 36 seats, you can assume that it will have a two-thirds majority in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council and will have no problem in speeding up development plans."
The Congress and the BSP have not fielded any candidates in the Legislative Council elections, making it a direct contest between the BJP and the Samajwadi Party, the main opposition in the state assembly, with some independent candidates also in the fray.