The Bharatiya Janata Party lost five out of eight urban civic bodies to the Congress in the elections held in Madhya Pradesh on December 22, The Times of India reported. After the results of the polls were announced on Saturday, state Congress spokesman KK Mishra said, “It’s an indication that people are tired of the false promises of the BJP.”
While the BJP retained the urban civic bodies of Mandsaur, Sehore and Shahganj, it lost its hold on the municipal corporation of Shajapur and the city councils of Dhamnod, Orchha and Majhauli, according to The Telegraph.
State BJP president Nandkumar Singh Chauhan said the party respected the people’s verdict and will continue to serve them. This is the second setback in a month for the BJP, as it had lost its Ratlam Lok Sabha seat to the Congress in November.