BJP's recent electoral wins mean the largest national party is now a growing presence in elected local government, within and beyond states it and its allies lead
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been making new inroads in local government. It won 10 out of 12 mayoral elections in Uttar Pradesh (UP) in 2012, and another one in 2014. It doubled its panchayat seats, more than quintupled its corporation seats, tripled its municipality seats in Kerala, and gained the chairpersonship of the Palakkad municipality in the 2015 election.
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