BJP wins three mayoral seats in Uttarakhand

BJP wins three mayoral seats in Uttarakhand

DEHRADUN: The ruling BJP in Uttarakhand on Tuesday won three of the seven mayoral seats and was leading in one as counting for the urban civic body polls went on till late night.nnThe BJP won Rishikesh, Kashipur and Rudrapur mayoral seats, while its mayoral candidate was leading in Dehradun.nnThe Congress was leading in the race for mayor in Haridwar, Kotdwar and Haldwani.nnResults of a large number of seats are still awaited.nnIndependents which included both Congress and BJP rebels did well in the wards, winning 28 of the 68 councillor seats in Tehri.nnThey were followed by the BJP with 27 and the Congress with 13 seats.nnVoting was held for 84 urban local bodies, including seven municipal corporations, 39 municipal councils and 38 Nagar panchayats, on November 18.nnThe civic body polls are a high stakes battle for the ruling BJP which is looking to match its own impressive showing in the Vidhan Sabha polls last year where it won 57 out of the 70 Assembly seats.nnIt is significant for the Congress too which is struggling to stage a comeback.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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