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BSP bags seven of 12 legislative council seats in UP

The Bahujan Samaj Party bagged seven of the 12 vacant seats in the state legislative council to which biennial poll was held in Lucknow.

lucknow Updated: Jan 23, 2009 10:24 IST

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) bagged seven of the 12 vacant seats in the state legislative council to which biennial poll was held in Lucknow on Thursday.

While three seats went to the Samajwadi Party, two were retained by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Ranjit Singh Judeo, the lone Congress candidate in the fray, lost miserably.

Significantly, the poll was marked by large-scale cross-voting largely in favour of the ruling BSP, which polled 23 extra votes, over and above its own strength in the upper house.

As against its sitting strength of 214 members on the floor of the house, the BSP polled a total of 237 votes in favour of its seven nominees.

However, no political party was willing to make a comment on the blatant cross-voting.