Agra: Agra, the
Dalit capital of northern India, Tuesday dominantly stood by Chief
Minister Mayawati even as her Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) suffered blows
elsewhere in Uttar Pradesh.
As counting of the millions of votes
cast in the seven-phase elections continued, BSP candidates gave a good
fight all across the region.
In Etmadpur assembly seat, outgoing
BSP legislator Dharam Pal appeared set to trounce Baba Hardev Singh, the
state president of the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD).
In the Agra Rural
and Fatehpur Sikri constituencies too, BSP candidates were ahead of the
In Agra South, Agra North and Agra Cantonment, the BSP
had taken on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) although the latter could
end up winning the three city seats.
Political pundits said the
BSP was likely to finish second wherever it lost in Agra region.