"Me and my party are grateful to the BSP and its workers who worked hard to ensure the victory of the SP candidate in these by-polls. As far as 2019 general elections is concerned, just wait and watch. And hope for the best," Yadav said.
Most of the SP MPs in the House were today seen wearing the party's traditional red cap.
BSP, the SP's arch-rival, had extended support to the Akhilesh Yadav-led party in these bypolls
The victory on these two seats assumes significance as Gorakhpur was won by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, while Phulpur was won by Keshav Prasad Maurya, who is currently the deputy chief minister of the state, in the 2014 elections.
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