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SP takes slender lead over BJP in Phulpur

IANS  |  Lucknow 

SP candidate in Nagendra Patel established a slender lead over his nearest BJP rival in the Uttar Pradesh bypolls as counting picked up pace on Wednesday, a said.

Initially, during the counting of the postal ballots, Kaushlendra Singh Patel of the BJP was leading, but after 10 a.m. as counting pace picked up, the candidate made a lead of 1437 votes.

After three rounds of counting, Nagendra Patel has got 7,600 votes against Kaushlendra Singh Patel's 6,163 votes.

In Gorakhpur, the parliamentary constituency of Yogi Adityanath, Upendra Dutt Shukla of the has established a lead of over 3,200 votes over his nearest SP rival

Poor voting percentage in the by polls and the coming together of arch rivals has made the contest interesting in the elections.



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 11:20 IST