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Poor show for Cong in traditional bastion Amethi

Press Trust of India  |  Amethi (UP) 

The fared poorly in its vice president Rahul Gandhi's constituency of Amethi in the civic polls even as rival put up an impressive show.

Out of the four seats of chairpersons of two nagar palika parishads and two nagar panchayats, the won two, SP one and the fourth went to an independent.

The won the contest in the Jais nagar palika parishad defeating the and but stood third in Gauriganj where SP won. In Jais, Mahesh Pratap of BJP polled 3,461 and candidate Ishrat Hussain 2,829.

In Gauriganj SP's Rajpati polled 5,486 defeating BSP's Tara Devi by 1395 votes. Here, BJP finished third and Congress a poor fourth.

In Amethi town area, BJP nominee Chandrama Devi was re- elected defeating independent Laik with a margin of 1,035 votes.

In Musafirkhana, independent Brijesh Agrahari was re- elected with a margin of 982 votes defeating independent Firoj. Here, the BJP nominee polled only 208 and SP candidate only 47 votes.

The Congress's poor performance is a setback for Rahul Gandhi as it comes ahead of the Gujarat Assembly polls and also his expected elevation as the party chief.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 21:45 IST