BSP bags seven of 12 legislative council seats in Uttar Pradesh

January 22nd, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Bahujan Samaj PartyLucknow, Jan 22 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) bagged seven of the 12 vacant seats in the state legislative council to which biennial poll was held here 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.

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