The BJP got an absolute majority on 12 April, 2022 in the biennial elections to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, weeks after its record victory in the state assembly elections.
The state’s legislative council has 100 seats and 36 vacant seats voted a few days ago. Now the party will enjoy a majority in both houses of Uttar Pradesh for the first time in decades.
The opposition Samajwadi Party of Akhilesh Yadav has not managed to win a single seat in the election. The voters in these elections are MPs, MLAs, urban corporators and village level representatives like Pradhans.
Congratulating the victorious candidates, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a tweet said the BJP’s victory in the polls had made it clear that under the leadership of PM Shri Narendra Modi, people of the state are with nationalism, growth and good governance.