On Tuesday evening the Uttar Pradesh State election commission announced the victory of SP & BJP candidates in Panchayat polls. After the announcement of polls results the district units ordered not to delay issuing of certificates to the SP candidates.
The SP (Samajwadi Party) Chief Akhilesh Yadav claimed his party was the first preference by voters. He said, "His party won with a huge number of votes and is acceptability among farmers, youth and by villagers".
However, BJP claimed its party was ahead of other parties by winning 918 Zilla Panchayat seats. BJP got a jolt in Gorakhpur & Varanasi and SP received huge success in Lucknow.