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UP bypolls: SP leading in Gorakhpur, Phulpur

IANS  |  Lucknow 

The was leading in both the constituencies of Uttar Pradesh's and on Wednesday, a said.

In Gorakhpur, the former parliamentary constituency of Yogi Adityanath, the SP's Pravin Nishad managed 44,979 votes against BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla's 43,456 votes around 11 a.m.

In too, the SP's Nagendra Patel was cruising ahead of his nearest rival Kaushlendra Singh Patel, the said.

After counting picked up pace at around 10 a.m., lost his initial lead to Nagendra Patel by over 1,500 votes.

After three rounds, Nagendra Patel was at 7,600 votes against Kaushlendra Singh Patel's 6,163 votes.

Poor voting percentage in the by polls and the coming together of arch rivals has made the elections close contests.



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 12:02 IST