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UP by-poll result LIVE: Akhilesh thanks Mayawati for Gorakhpur, Phulpur

Lok Sabha by-elections 2018 in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, Phulpur and Bihar's Araria being viewed as yet another test for BJP ahead of 2019 general elections

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SP, BSP workers celebrate in Gorakhpur as the SP candidate Praveen Kumar Nishad leads in the counting of votes.
SP, BSP workers celebrate in Gorakhpur as the SP candidate Praveen Kumar Nishad leads in the counting of votes.

Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav arrives at the residence of BSP Chief Mayawati in Lucknow. #UPByPolls pic.twitter.com/V94qRnMNsq — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 14, 2018 "Election results in Uttar Pradesh always send out larger political messages," says Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav #WATCH UP CM Yogi Adityanath says 'Yeh BSP-SP ka jo rajnitik saudebaazi, desh ke vikas ko baadhit karne ke liye bani hai, iske baare mein hum apni rann neeti tayaar karenge' #UPByPoll pic.twitter.com/DtyHvLeJqH — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 14, 2018 We failed to understand the significance of SP-BSP alliance: Yogi Adityanath We accept the verdict of the people, this result is unexpected, we will review the shortcomings. I congratulate the winning candidates: UP CM Yogi Adityanath Rashtriya Janata Dal leaders celebrate in Patna. #BiharByPoll pic.twitter.com/pdWa5J1FV3 — ANI (@ANI) March 14, 2018

In a major blow to the BJP, the Samajwadi Party, backed by its otherwise bitter foe BSP, wrested the and Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, vacated by Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya.

Samajwadi Party candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel defeated his nearest Bharatiya Janata Party rival Kaushlendra Singh Patel by 59,613 votes, leading to noisy celebrations and calls for opposition unity across the nation to defeat the BJP in next year's Lok Sabha battle.

The results were announced after 31 rounds of counting.

The Bahujan Samaj Party had extended support to the Samajwadi Party in a bid to avoid a split in opposition vote.

Amid beating of drums and distribution of sweets, the victorious Nagendra Patel not only thanked the people of for his victory but said he also had the blessings of 'behenji' Mayawati along with his own leader Akhilesh Yadav.

Mafia don-turned-politician Ateeq Ahmad, contesting as an Independent from inside the jail, won 33,818 votes in while Manish Mishra (Congress) got 11,934 votes.

and Maurya vacated the and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats respectively after being elected to the Assembly.

As the vote count moved towards the final rounds, Samajwadi Party's had secured 334,463 votes in Gorakhpur, with the BJP's at the second spot with 308,593 votes. One official said Nishad had won.

The setback comes as a huge shocker to the year-old BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, where Adityanath has represented in the Lok Sabha seat for five consecutive times.

Both the Lok Sabha constituencies voted on Sunday.

"This is a rejection of both (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi and Yogi (Adityanath)," Samajwadi Party spokesman Anurag Bhaudauria told IANS.


First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 18:19 IST
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In a major blow to the BJP, the Samajwadi Party, backed by its otherwise bitter foe BSP, wrested the and Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, vacated by Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya.

Samajwadi Party candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel defeated his nearest Bharatiya Janata Party rival Kaushlendra Singh Patel by 59,613 votes, leading to noisy celebrations and calls for opposition unity across the nation to defeat the BJP in next year's Lok Sabha battle.

The results were announced after 31 rounds of counting.

The Bahujan Samaj Party had extended support to the Samajwadi Party in a bid to avoid a split in opposition vote.

Amid beating of drums and distribution of sweets, the victorious Nagendra Patel not only thanked the people of for his victory but said he also had the blessings of 'behenji' Mayawati along with his own leader Akhilesh Yadav.

Mafia don-turned-politician Ateeq Ahmad, contesting as an Independent from inside the jail, won 33,818 votes in while Manish Mishra (Congress) got 11,934 votes.

and Maurya vacated the and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats respectively after being elected to the Assembly.

As the vote count moved towards the final rounds, Samajwadi Party's had secured 334,463 votes in Gorakhpur, with the BJP's at the second spot with 308,593 votes. One official said Nishad had won.

The setback comes as a huge shocker to the year-old BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, where Adityanath has represented in the Lok Sabha seat for five consecutive times.

Both the Lok Sabha constituencies voted on Sunday.

"This is a rejection of both (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi and Yogi (Adityanath)," Samajwadi Party spokesman Anurag Bhaudauria told IANS.


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UP by-poll result LIVE: Akhilesh thanks Mayawati for Gorakhpur, Phulpur

Lok Sabha by-elections 2018 in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, Phulpur and Bihar's Araria being viewed as yet another test for BJP ahead of 2019 general elections

In a major blow to the BJP, the Samajwadi Party, backed by its otherwise bitter foe BSP, wrested the and Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, vacated by Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya.

Samajwadi Party candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel defeated his nearest Bharatiya Janata Party rival Kaushlendra Singh Patel by 59,613 votes, leading to noisy celebrations and calls for opposition unity across the nation to defeat the BJP in next year's Lok Sabha battle.

The results were announced after 31 rounds of counting.

The Bahujan Samaj Party had extended support to the Samajwadi Party in a bid to avoid a split in opposition vote.

Amid beating of drums and distribution of sweets, the victorious Nagendra Patel not only thanked the people of for his victory but said he also had the blessings of 'behenji' Mayawati along with his own leader Akhilesh Yadav.

Mafia don-turned-politician Ateeq Ahmad, contesting as an Independent from inside the jail, won 33,818 votes in while Manish Mishra (Congress) got 11,934 votes.

and Maurya vacated the and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats respectively after being elected to the Assembly.

As the vote count moved towards the final rounds, Samajwadi Party's had secured 334,463 votes in Gorakhpur, with the BJP's at the second spot with 308,593 votes. One official said Nishad had won.

The setback comes as a huge shocker to the year-old BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, where Adityanath has represented in the Lok Sabha seat for five consecutive times.

Both the Lok Sabha constituencies voted on Sunday.

"This is a rejection of both (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi and Yogi (Adityanath)," Samajwadi Party spokesman Anurag Bhaudauria told IANS.


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