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Unfortunate Cong is contesting polls only to cut BJP's vote share: Adityanath

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on Monday took a dig at the and said it is unfortunate that it has reduced to a party which is contesting elections just to cut vote share of the

"Congress' says that is contesting elections so that they can cut into the vote share of the This is unfortunate for that they have become 'vote cutwa' party (a party which cut into the vote of others)," Adityanath said while campaigning for who is contesting from on a ticket.

"Those persons who have disgraced democracy and are coming as 'vote-cutwa' and confusing people, people should teach them a lesson," he said.

Adityanath's remark came after Congress had said that her party has fielded some candidates in with the aim to cut into the vote share of BJP, not to just win the elections.

On May 1, when asked about chances of Congress' victory in UP, Priyanka had said: "My strategy is very clear. Congress will win on the seats where our candidates are strong. Where our candidates are slightly lightweight, they will cut into BJP's vote share. One does not do only to win."

The seat was represented by UP for five terms since 1998 until of won the seat in a by-poll last year. The seat was vacated by when he became the CM.

Gorakhpur, one of 13 parliamentary constituencies in will go to polls on May 19 in the last phase of elections.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 04:32 IST