DNA: SP suffers jolt, BSP fares well in UP panchayat elections

The ruling Samajwadi Party on Monday suffered a jolt in pockets of Uttar Pradesh with many relatives of ministers and senior leaders losing in the zila panchayat elections while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-supported candidates won only in eight of the 48 seats in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Varanasi constituency. As ballots cast in the four-phase elections were counted on Monday, opposition Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) emerged as the surprise front-runner in the elections with most of the candidates it supported, registering victory Zee News is the highly popular Hindi News channel of India’

Nov 02, 2015, 23:41 PM IST