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UP LS bypolls: SP surges ahead of BJP in Gorakhpur, Phulpur

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Candidates of the were surging ahead of their nearest BJP rivals in and constituencies in after several rounds of counting for the parliamentary by-elections, officials said.

In the prestigious seat, the home turf of Yogi Adityanath, BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla was trailing behind of the SP by a margin of 14,668 votes at the end of 12th round of counting, consolidating his grip further.

In Phulpur, SP candidate raced ahead of his nearest rival by 20,495 votes after 14th round of counting, officials said.

The bypolls were necessitated after Adityanath and Deputy vacated the and seats respectively, following their election to the

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 13:55 IST