In a big embarrassment for Congress, the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has won the Nagar Panchayat in Gandhi bastion Amethi. BJP’s Chandrima Devi won from the seat while the Congress was left far behind at the fourth spot in the vote tally.
As per the latest leads, the BJP is winning in Gauriganj Nagar Palika in Amethi and the Congress is at the fourth spot.
The defeat for the Congress is a huge setback to the image of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, as he may soon take charge of the party as the national president.
Reacting to the victory, BJP leader Smriti Irani said that the loss for Congress in Amethi denotes that people have no support for Rahul Gandhi.
Polling was held for 16 Nagar Nigams, 198 Nagar Palika Parishads and 438 Nagar panchayats with an average turnout of all the three phases estimated at 52.5 percent of the 3.32 crore voters.