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SP wrests Adityanath's Gorakhpur bastion

Press Trust of India  |  Gorakhpur 

candidate today won the by-poll to the Lok Sabha seat defeating nearest rival and BJP candidate by a margin of 21,881 votes.

The SP candidate was backed by BSP, and

According to the returning officer, polled 4,56,513 votes, while BJP's bagged 4,34,632 votes. Sureetha Kareem of the was a distant third with 18,858 votes.

Reacting to his son's victory, 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 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.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 20:05 IST
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