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BJP wins three seats in legislative council polls in Uttar Pradesh

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received a major boost in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh on Saturday when it won legislative council elections in three seats.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2017 19:03 IST
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Securitymen and supporters at BJP national president Amit Shah's public meeting in Pilibhit on Saturday.
Securitymen and supporters at BJP national president Amit Shah's public meeting in Pilibhit on Saturday. (PTI)

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received a major boost in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh on Saturday when it won legislative council elections in three seats.

BJP candidates won the Graduate constituencies of Kanpur, Gorakhpur-Faizabad and Bareilly-Moradabad, of elections held to five seats.

Unlike the other elections, to vote as part of the Graduate Constituency, apart from being a citizen of India and a resident in the constituency, the main requirement is that the person must have a Graduate degree from a recognized Indian University, or an equivalent qualification.

BJP’s Arun Pathak defeated his nearest Samajwadi Party (SP) rival in the Kanpur graduate constituency by 9,000 votes.

In the Gorakhpur-Faizabad graduate constituency, BJP’s Devendra Pratap Singh defeated his nearest Secondary Education Federation Sharma Group’s Sanjayan Tripathi.

In the Bareilly-Moradabad MLC graduate seat, BJP’s Jaypal Singh Vyast defeat his nearest SP-supported candidate Renu Mishra, while the Congress candidate Kumud Gangwar stood third.