BJP will win bypolls with big margin: Adityanath

BJP will win bypolls with big margin: Adityanath

The results of the Phulpur and Gorakhpur Lok Sabha bypolls will be announced on Wednesday and the results can be significant in light of the 2019 general elections.

The bypolls were necessitated after Adityanath and his Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya vacated the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats respectively, following their election to the state legislative council.

The BJP had swept 2014 Lok Sabha polls in the state winning 71 seats on its own while its alliance partner Apna Dal had won two.

While the lead in the Phulpur constituency is substantial at over 10,000 votes, the exact extent of leads in Gorakhpur can not be estimated.

Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel leading by 12,231 votes with 99,557 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel second with 87,326 votes after eight round of counting.

Latest from Gorakhpur: SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad is leading by 74,077 votes, BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla is second with 70,317 votes after the fifth round of counting. Gorakhpur is a home of BJP and Yogi Adityanath Since 1989.

An hour into counting the Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel was leading in Phulpur by with 7600 votes; the BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel was at 6,163 votes after round 3. "I know the voters of that area, we will have a win with a comfortable margin of a lakh".

The Bharatiya Janata Party has taken an early lead in Gorakhpur Lok Sabha constituency while the Samajwadi Party is leading in Phulpur.

Gorakhpur Bypoll: BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla leading with 15577 votes, SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad second with 13911 votes.

After round 1 of counting, the BJP was leading in Gorakhpur by just around 2,000 votes.

On the other hand, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav had said it (polling day) was a day to "change and re-write history".

Despite nine rounds of counting getting over, the District Magistrate gave out only the results of the first round until 11:30, when the BJP had a narrow lead. Ten candidates were in the fray from Gorakhpur, while 22 candidates contested from Phulpur.

Both the seats saw poor voting, with Gorakhpur registering 43% and Phulpur a measly 37.39%.

Samajwadi Party is leading in Phulpur Lok Sabha seat, while the BJP continues to maintain its grip in Gorakhpur.

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