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SP consolidates leads in Gorakhpur, Phulpur LS seats

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Candidates of the consolidated their leads over nearest BJP rivals in and seats in Uttar Pradesh, latest trends showed.

The had an electoral understanding with Mayawati's BSP and tied up with local satraps. Its candidate was leading over Upendra Dutt Shukla of BJP by 26,510 votes in at the end of 17th round of counting.

In too, SP candidate was leading by 29,474 votes after 20th round of counting.

With some more rounds of counting still being left, the overall picture appeared that the electorate did not back the saffron party ahead of the 2019 election.

The bypolls were necessitated after and his Deputy vacated the and seats respectively, following their election to the

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 15:15 IST