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Mamata congratulates Akhilesh, Mayawati on UP bypolls performance

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

on Wednesday congratulated and after Samajwadi Party's (SP) candidates took a comfortable lead over their rivals in bypolls.

Banerjee took to and wrote, "Great victory. Congratulations to Ji and Ji for #UPByPolls The beginning of the end has started".

The two arch-rivals had come together for the Gorakhpur and Phulpur bypolls.

In Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, SP's is leading by 28,737 votes with 2,93,153 votes, BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla is second with 2,64,416 votes after 19th round of counting.

In Phulpur, Samajwadi Party's Nagendra is leading by 29,474 with 2,18,963 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel is second with 1,89,489 votes after 20th round of counting.

The bypolls were necessitated after CM Yogi Adityanath and vacated the Gorakhpur and Phulpur seats, respectively, following their election to the

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 16:55 IST