Badminton champion Saina Nehwal tweeted congratulations to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for "thumping victory" in local body elections ahead of the big state election next year. The BJP romped home with 67 seats in the zila panchayat chairperson election where 75 seats were at stake. Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party won only five seats. The Rashtriya Lok Dal, Jansatta Dal and an independent candidate won a seat each. Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party did not fight the polls.