UP Legislative Council election results were declared in which the BJP has won six of the 11 seats that went to polls on December 1. The Samajwadi Party (SP) won three seats, while two seats went to Independents.
With the latest round of elections, BJP’s tally in the 100-member Upper House of the state rose to 25 from 19, SP’s to 55 from 52 and Independents to four from two.
Of the 11 seats, five were reserved for graduates. The BJP won three of them – Shri Avaneesh Kumar Singh from Lucknow, Shri Dinesh Kumar Goel from Meerut and Dr Manvendra Pratap Singh ‘Guruji’ from Agra, snatching these seats from the Samajwadi Party. In Meerut, Shri Goyal won by defeating four-time, sitting independent MLC Hem Singh Pundir. Samajwadi Party won in two —Shri Maan Singh Yadav from Allahabad-Jhansi division and Ashutosh Sinha from Varanasi.
Of the six teachers’ constituencies, the ruling BJP won three – Shri Umesh Dwivedi from Lucknow, Shrishchandra Sharma from Meerut and Hari Singh Dhillon from Bareilly-Moradabad teachers’ constituencies.
SP’s Shri Lal Bihari Yadav won from Varanasi Teachers’ constituency and Independents Shri Akash Agarwal and Dhruv Kumar Tripathi won from Agra and Faizabad teachers’ constituencies, respectively.