The BJP on Sunday described its victory in Uttar Pradesh local body polls as a clear verdict of the public against the corruption and price rise of the Congress-led UPA government.

“People of UP has given a clear verdict against the policies of Congress and its allies in the local body elections. They are fed up with the corruption, lawlessness and price rise,” BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters here.

“The Congress, SP and BSP have been wiped out in the elections and BJP has won maximum seats in the civic elections,” he said.

Taking a dig at the Congress, Mr. Naqvi said “the party could not even win any seat in Amethi and Rae Bareli. This is a clear indication...Congress lost all the three seats they had won earlier.”

People have reposed faith in BJP as seen in the poll results which shows that the party has almost swept the local body elections in the state, he said.

“The party had won the civic elections in Delhi earlier.

It had also won the local elections in Maharashtra and now with the win in UP it has been proved that people have reposed their faith in BJP.”

Maintaining its dominance in urban local bodies, the BJP won seven of 12 Mayoral posts in municipal corporations in the three-tier elections.

Congratulating voters and party workers for the victory, Mr. Naqvi said the results are encouraging as it reflects the mood of the people and their anger against corruption and price rise.

“There is a possibility of mid-term elections and if it happens then the BJP will lead from the front to form the next government at the Centre,” he said.