Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is heading towards creating a record by having a majority in both the houses of Uttar Pradesh Legislature on April 12. Polling is being held for 27 seats of the Legislative Council, while nine candidates of BJP have been elected unopposed. According to political analysts after the state assembly, BJP is heading towards having a majority in the council as well. Even previous BJP governments headed by Kalyan Singh, Ram Prakash Gupta and Rajnath Singh failed to achieve this feat. In his second stint, the Yogi government is very close to registering this record in its name. It may be noted that there are a total 100 seats in the Council. BJP has 33 members in the house. Two seats fell vacant following resignation of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after he was elected as an MLA from Gorakhpur Sadar seat and Jai Veer Singh, who too emerged victorious in the recently concluded assembly elections. Nine out of 36 seats for which polling is being held on Saturday have been won by the BJP candidates unopposed. After this BJP has a total 42 members in the house and is just short of eight seats to reach the magical figure of 50 required for majority. Besides this, seven Samajwadi Party (SP) MLCs have joined BJP. As per the current situation SP has 17 members, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) four, Congress, Apna Dal (Sonelal) and Nishad Party have one each. BJP is confident that it will win maximum out of 27 seats for which polls are being held. In such a situation BJP is also set to have an upper hand in the council with more than 50 members. If it happens then after 1990 this would be the first time when a government will be having majority in both the houses. Six more seats of nomination quota will fall vacant between April and May. MLCs on these seats are nominated by the Governor on the recommendation of the government. Besides, 13 more seats will fall vacant on July 6 on which MLCs will be elected by the MLAs. “From the current scenario and keeping in mind the strength of BJP in the assembly it would not be surprising that the party crosses the 65 member mark in the next few months. In fact the composition of the council will also change. Currently Congress has only one member in the house who will retire on July 6. In addition to this three members of BSP are also retiring on the same day. After that BSP will have only one member and Congress will be reduced to zero,” a political analyst said. It may be noted that on 38 seats in the upper house members are elected by the MLAs, whereas on 36 seats elected representatives of the local bodies elect the MLCs. Eight seats each are reserved for teachers quota and graduate constituencies. 10 members are nominated by the Government on the recommendation of the state government.