Reacting to his son's victory, president of NISHAD party, Sanjay Nishad, said, it was
neither the defeat of Yogi Adityanath nor the defeat of Gorakhnath Mutt.
"We all respect the Gorakhnath Mutt. I think people have voted against policies like demonetization and GST. It is the defeat of policies of Modi government and victory of SP policies and work done by Akhilesh Yadav," he said.
The win of two SP candidates in the two bypolls takes the SP's tally in Lok Sabha to seven.