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Akhilesh expresses gratitude over bypoll win, slams BJP

ANI  |  Lucknow [Uttar Pradesh] 

(SP) on Wednesday thanked the people of and for his party's victory in the bypolls and said the results were a message to the

Yadav also thanked (BSP) for her support in the by-elections, which hold an important spot in the state

Mayawati and her party's support helped the alliance win the two seats, he said.

"bypolls in always give political messages. On one hand it was Minister Yogi Adityanath's parliamentary constituency, and on the other hand, it was Deputy Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya's seat, both important to the BJP. If people of these places have such anger towards the BJP then imagine the anger of people in the rest of the country," the former said.

He also said the BJP had cheated the people by promising farmers' loan waiver, employment like scheme, but implemented demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST), made an insecure environment and insulted the Constitution.

"There is no other party which has exploited the Constitution like the BJP."

According to Yadav, those who exploit the people get a similar answer in return. The party could not bring 'Acche din' but the people united to bring 'bure din' for the BJP.

He also congratulated party's Nagendra Singh Patel, who defeated BJP's Kaushalendra Singh Patel in Phulpur, and for his win against BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla in Gorakhpur, which Chief Minister had won five consecutive times.

The bypolls were necessitated after Adityanath and vacated and seats, respectively, to form a government. The BJP had last year in Assembly election secured a comfortable majority against the and SP alliance.

The Chief Minister had termed the bypolls in and a "verdict for 2019 general elections".

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 23:40 IST