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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

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

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.

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.


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

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

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

"Election results in Uttar Pradesh always send out larger political messages," says Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav

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

#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

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

We failed to understand the significance of SP-BSP alliance: Yogi Adityanath

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

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

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

Rashtriya Janata Dal leaders celebrate in Patna. #BiharByPoll pic.twitter.com/pdWa5J1FV3 — ANI (@ANI) March 14, 2018

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

Polling percentage has gone down which affected the result of the two seats. We will analyse and work on the places where we lacked and will work harder & perform better in the 2019 elections: Mahendra Nath Pandey, UP BJP Chief on UP bypoll results

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

Congress candidates from Phulpur and Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seats have lost their deposits.

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

Behenji ka bhi bahot aashirwad tha. Ek hi vichaardhara ke sabhi parties ek huyin aur humaari jeet huyi. Jeet ka shrey Akhilesh ji, Behenji Mayawati ji aur Phulpur ki janta ko deta hoon: Nagendra Singh Patel, Samajwadi Party's winning candidate. pic.twitter.com/kqjqGSvmen — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 14, 2018

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

Bihar has given sympathy vote this time. I'd like to thank all those who've supported us. We welcome the mandate of people. We will certainly win the elections of 2019 under the leadership of PM Modi & BJP President Amit Shah: Nityanand Rai, BJP Bihar President 

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

Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel wins Phulpur Lok Sabha seat by 59,613 votes 

First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 18:19 IST
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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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