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  1. Uttar Pradesh by-election results updates: Scare for Yogi Adityanath, BJP in Gorakhpur, Phulpur; SP-BSP win

Uttar Pradesh by-election results updates: Scare for Yogi Adityanath, BJP in Gorakhpur, Phulpur; SP-BSP win

UP by-elections results live updates: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is heading towards surprising defeats in CM Yogi Adityanath and Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya's strongholds Gorakhpur and Phulpur.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: March 15, 2018 11:35 AM
Gorakhpur, Phulpur, UP by-election result live update UP by-elections results live updates: The outcome will assume political significance as this both the constituencies are considered as stronghold of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya.

UP by-elections results live updates: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is heading towards surprising defeats in CM Yogi Adityanath and Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya’s strongholds Gorakhpur and Phulpur. Counting of votes in these two Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh is going on. Ahead of polling, SP and Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have joined hands for these elections to stop BJP. After the defeat in the bye-polls, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said, “We accept the verdict of the people, this result is unexpected, we will review the shortcomings. I congratulate the winning candidates.” Following the comments from Uttar Pradesh CM, Akhilesh Yadav takes a jibe against the BJP. He said, “If this is the anger of people in areas of CM & Deputy CM, you can imagine the anger of the people of the rest of the country.” Meanwhile, the final tally of Gorakhpur is also in. Samajwadi Party candidate Praveen Nishad defeated BJP’s Upendra Dutt Shukla by 21,881 votes to win Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat.

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9.00 pm: Samajwadi Party’s Praveen Kumar Nishad received 4,56,513 votes

8.30 pm: WATCH

8.00 pm: Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav arrives at the residence of BSP Chief Mayawati in Lucknow.

7.00 pm: ALSO READ | Uttar Pradesh bypolls: Akhilesh Yadav launches scathing attack on BJP after SP wins Gorakhpur, Phulpur 

6.30 pm: This is a mandate against both the Centre and state governments, people have come together to bring “bad days” for BJP, claims Akhilesh Yadav.

6.27 pm: Governments which trouble people are brought down; this government brought problems and led to fear among people: Akhilesh Yadav.

6.26 pm: Akhilesh attributes SP wins to the support from Dalits, farmers, labourers, women and unemployed; says it is victory of social justice.

6.25 pm: Jo sarkaar janta ko dukh deti hai, janta usko sahi jawaab deti hai. Acche din toh aaye nahi, janta ek ho gayi aur BJP ke bure din laane ka kaam kiya: Akhilesh Yadav, SP.

6.20 pm: If this is the anger of people in areas of CM & Deputy CM, you can imagine the anger of the people of the rest of the country: Akhilesh Yadav, SP.

6.16 pm: I want to thank BSP leader Mayawati and the voters of Phulpur and Gorakhpur: Akhilesh Yadav

6.15 pm: SP leader Akhilesh Yadav holds a press conference after the big win in Uttar Pradesh.

6.12 pm: Meanwhile, in Araria Lok Sabha bypoll in Bihar: RJD wins by 61988 votes. RJD got 509334 votes and BJP got 447346 votes.

6.10 pm: BREAKING – Samajwadi Party candidate Praveen Nishad defeated BJP’s Upendra Dutt Shukla by 21,881 votes to win Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat.

6.03 pm: ALSO READ: Yogi Adityanath breaks silence on Gorakhpur, Phulpur by-elections loss; spells out reason for defeat

5.43 pm: WATCH UP CM Yogi Adityanath

5.39 pm: Yeh BSP-SP ka jo rajnitik saudebaazi, desh ke vikas ko baadhit karne ke liye bani hai, iske baare mein hum apni rann neeti tayaar karenge: UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

5.37 pm: We failed to understand the significance of SP-BSP alliance: UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

5.35 pm: While speaking to the media, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said, “We accept the verdict of the people, this result is unexpected, we will review the shortcomings. I congratulate the winning candidates.”

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath

5.30 pm: LATEST – Congress candidates from Phulpur and Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seats have lost their deposits.

5.25 pm: Polling percentage has gone down which affected the result of the two seats. We will analyse and work on the places where we lacked and will work harder & perform better in the 2019 elections: Mahendra Nath Pandey, UP BJP Chief on UP bypoll results.

Mahendra Nath Pandey, UP BJP Chief on UP bypoll results Mahendra Nath Pandey, UP BJP Chief on UP bypoll results

5.15 pm: Behenji ka bhi bahot aashirwad tha. Ek hi vichaardhara ke sabhi parties ek huyin aur humaari jeet huyi. Jeet ka shrey Akhilesh ji, Behenji Mayawati ji aur Phulpur ki janta ko deta hoon: Nagendra Singh Patel, Samajwadi Party’s winning candidate.

Nagendra Singh Patel, Samajwadi Party's winning candidate. Nagendra Singh Patel, Samajwadi Party’s winning candidate.

5.06 pm: It’s official: Samajwadi Party’s Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel wins Phulpur Lok Sabha seat by 59,613 votes.

5.00 pm: By-Poll: Updates after 31st round of voting: Samajwadi Party’s Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel leading by 57,148 with 3,37,683 votes, BJP’s Kaushlendra Singh Patel second with 2,80,535.

4.40 pm: Watch video: In Lucknow, leader of the opposition and Samajwadi Party member Ram Govind Choudhury met Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati

4.33 pm: Today’s by-election results show that voters are angry with BJP, says Rahul Gandhi.

4.27 pm: Official figures: SP’s Praveen Kumar Nishad leads by 25,870 votes with 3,34,463 votes. BJP’s Upendra Dutt Shukla is second with 3,08,593 votes. A total of 22nd round of counting has been concluded.

4.10 pm: Ram Gopal Yadav has said that UP’s people have expressed their lack of trust in the government. He added that people who cheated the country are now indulged in cheating god.

3.50 pm: Gorakhpur ByPoll:  Joint celebrations: SP, BSP workers jointly celebrate in Gorakhpur. SP candidate Praveen Kumar Nishad is leading in the counting of votes.

3:30 PM: Samajwadi Party and BSP supporters have started celebrating in Yogi Adityanath’s Gorakhpur.

3:25 PM: Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav has claimed that the results are display of non-confidence by people of Uttar Pradesh on the Yogi Adityanath government.

3:15 PM: Growing bonhomie between Samajwadi Party and BSP! Leader of the opposition and Samajwadi Party member Ram Govind Choudhury has greeted Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati in Lucknow.

3:05 PM: Samajwadi Party candidate Praveen Kumar Nishad has extended the lead to 28,737 votes after bagging 2,93,153 votes over Upendra Dutt Shukla of BJP who has got 2,64,416 votes after 19 rounds of counting of votes.

3:00 PM: Deputy Chief Minister Kesav Prasad Maurya, who had to vacate Phulpur seat, said that the party did not expect that votes of Mayawati’s BSP’s will be transferred to Samajwadi Pary to such an extent. He said that they will analyze after seeing the final results. He also underlined that the party will also prepare for a situation in future when BSP, SP and Congress can come together

2:50 PM: BJP’s Kaushlendra Singh Patel is trailing  by 29,474 against Samajwadi Party’s Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel in Phulpur after 20 rounds of counting. The SP candidate has garnered 2,18,963 votes and the BJP nominee has 1,89,489 votes.

2:40 PM: In the sharpest jibe at the Narendra Modi government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has tweeted that “The beginning of the end has started”.

2:30 PM: After 17th round of counting of votes, Samajwadi Party’s Pravin Nishad has extended lead to 26,960 votes. The SP candidate has received 2,62,346 votes whereas Upendra Dutt Shukla of BJP received 2,35,836 votes

2:25 PM: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has hailed Samajwadi Party’s performance as “Great Victory”. Take a look at TMC Supremo’s Tweet

2:10 PM: After 16th round of counting of votes in Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat, BJP has managed to reduce the lead to 14,000 from 23,000 against Samajwadi Party candidate.

2:04 PM: After 14th round of counting of votes in Gorakhpur, BJP candidate Upendra Dutt Shukla has got 1,92,860 votes. Samajwadi Party Praveen Kumar Nishad has bagged 2,12,061 votes

2:00 PM: WATCH: Samajwadi Party workers have coined a special slogan

1:50 PM: In Phulpur, which was previously won by Keshav Prasad Maurya, Samajwadi Party’s Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 22,842 votes.

1:45 PM: Celebrations have begun in Lucknow where Samajwadi Party workers were seen playing Holi after counting of votes show that party’s candidates were winning in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats.

1:40 PM: More bad news for BJP from Gorakhpur, the Samajwadi Party candidate is leading by 19,000 votes after 14 rounds of counting of votes.

1:35 pm: Reports from New Delhi say, BJP President Amit Shah has arrived in the party headquarters in the national capital.

1:33 PM: If Samajwadi Party wins Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats today, it will have 7 representatives in the lower house of Parliament from Uttar Pradesh.

1:30 PM: After 12th round of counting of votes, Samajwadi Party has further extended its lead in Gorakhpur. The SP candidate has now 1,80,155 votes against BJP candidate who has got 1,65,487 votes.

1:25 pm: After 11th round of counting of votes,  BJP candidate Upendra Dutt Shukla has got 1,50,062 votes. Samajwadi Party’s Praveen Kumar Nishad has recieved 1,63,941 votes.

1:20 pm: In Phulpur, BJP’s Kaushlendra Singh Patel has received 1,34,819 votes where as SP nominee Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel has got 1,55,314 votes after 14th round of counting of votes.

1:15 pm: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has criticised BJP over its performance in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar Lok Sabha bypolls. Raut said that he believed that Samajwadi Party-BSP alliance has done its job.

1:05 PM: Meanwhile, Congress has lashed out at the Modi government. Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said that people have spoken against the anti-farmer, anti-youth and anti-women policies and claimed that it is very clear that BJP is being shown the door by the people.

1:00 PM: Gorakhpur District Magistrate has briefed media after eight rounds counting of votes. Samajwadi Party candidate Praveen Kumar Nishad has received  1,19,427 votes and is leading by 10,598. BJP nominee Upendra Dutt Shukla has got 1,08,829 votes

12:54 PM: In Gorakhpur, Samajwadi Party has extended lead by close to 11,000 votes after eight round of counting of votes.

12:51 PM: After seventh round of counting of votes, BJP is trailing by over 9000 votes in Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat.

12:48 PM: In Phulpur, BJP candidate Kaushlendra Singh Patel has got 106534 votes, whereas Samajwadi Party nominee Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel received 122247 votes. SP is leading by 15,713 votes after 11th round of counting.

12:44 PM: After sixth round of counting of votes, Samajwadi Party candidate Praveen Kumar Nishad is leading with 89950 votes BJP nominee Upendra Dutt Shukla is at second with 82811 votes.

12:40 PM: Samajwadi Party candidate was leading by 7139 votes over BJP nominee after seventh round of counting of votes.

12:37 PM: Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Uttam Patel has writen to State Chief Election Officer alleging people and media were removed from the counting center in Gorakhpur also alleged district administration is working towards making the BJP candidate win.

12:33 PM: In a major surprise, Samajwadi Party candidate Praveen Kumar Nishad has got 74,077 votes whereas BJP nominee Upendra Dutt Shukla is trailing with 70,317 votes after fifth round of counting.

12:30 PM: Election Commission has issued statement on the counting of votes in Gorakhpur. The poll body said that media has been inside counting campus since morning. As per ECI instructions media can’t be allowed in the area of EVMs, it has said.

12:27 pm: Election Commission has also said that media is being briefed personally by District Magistrate regarding each round’s progress.

12:25 pm: After fifth round of counting of voting in Gorakkhpur, Samajwadi Party candidate is leading by 4,000 votes.

12:20 PM: Latest report from Gorakhpur says Samajwadi Party’s Praveen Kumar Nishad has received 59907 votes. BJP’s candidate Upendra Dutt Shukla is at second with 56,945 votes.

12:15 PM: In Phulpur Lok Sabha seat,  BJP’s Kaushlendra Singh Patel has got 97369 votes. Samajwadi Party candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is at second with 111668 votes. The SP candidate is leading by 14,239 votes after ten rounds of counting.

Read Also: Massive shock ahead for Yogi Adityanath? Samajwadi Party leads in Gorakhpur, Phulpur by-elections

12:03 PM: In CM Yogi Adityanath’s bastion Gorakhpur, BJP candidate Upendra Dutt Shukla is trailing by 3,00 votes to Samajwadi Party’s candidate Pravin Nishad.

11:55 AM: Samajwadi Party’s candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel was leading by 12,231 votes. Patel has received 99,557 votes, while BJP’s Kaushlendra Singh Patel second with 87,326 votes after eight round of counting.

11:50 AM: Samajwadi Party’s legislator Ram Govind Chaudhary has raised the issue  media being kept out of counting centre in Gorakhpur in Lucknow Assembly. The Assembly has been adjourned till 12.20 pm.

11:45 AM: In Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat, BJP’s Upendra Dutt Shukla is trailing by 1523 votes. Samajwadi Party’s Praveen Kumar Nishad has received 44,979 votes. Shukla has got 43,456 votes.

Read Also: Big suspense! Gorakhpur by-election result 2018: Counting over for eight rounds, trends not yet out

11:35 AM: The DM sadi that only then is the counting sheet of the entire Parliamentary constituency finalised. Rautela said that authority has announced the figures of the first round and underlined that those of the 2nd and 3rd round are ready.

11:30 AM: Gorakhpur District Magistrate Rajeev Rautela said that when ARO sends counting figures of any round from the 5 assembly constituencies, it is scrutinised by the RO and 2 observers scrutinise the counting figures manually and digitally and then sign it.

11:25 AM: According to TV reports, even after 9 rounds of counting, results of the first round were announced by the District Magistrate of Gorakhpur

11:20 AM: As per the latest report, in Phulpur Lok Sabha seat, BJP candidate Kaushlendra Singh Patel is at second with 47,631 votes. Samajwadi Party’s Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 6931 votes with 54,562 votes

11:13 AM: Samajwadi Party candidate from Phulpur Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading with over 7,000 votes.

11:05 AM:In Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat, Samajwadi Party’s Praveen Kumar Nishad has received 13911 votes. BJP’s Upendra Dutt Shukla was leading with 15577 votes.

11:00 AM: Samajwadi Party is leading in 3 assembly constituencies out of 5. However, BJP candidate is leading by over 1600 seats.

10:55 AM: In Bihar counting for one Lok Sabha seat and two assembly constituencies is going on. BJP is leading in Araria Lok Sabha seat. BJP is also ahead in Bhabua assembly constituency. In Jehanabad assembly constituency, RJD candidate was leading.

10:50 AM: Close contest is being witnessed in CM Yogi Adityanath’s stronghold Gorakhpur. BJP candidate Upendra Dutt Shukla is leading by over 1600 votes against Samajwadi Party’s Pravin Nishad in Gorakhpur.

10:45 AM: Both Gorakhpur and Phulpur had witnessed 43 per cent and 37.39 per cent respectively. Ahead of the polls, Samajwadi Party got backing from Mayawati’s BSP to defeat BJP in Uttar Pradesh

10:40 AM: Samajwadi Party candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is ahead by over 3600 votes in Phulpur Lok Sabha seat.

10:35 AM: As per latest development, BJP candidate Upendra Dutt Shukla is leading by over 2000 votes in Gorakhpur. Samajwadi Party has fielded Pravin Nishad from Gorakhpur.

10:30 am: BJP has 71 Lok Sabha seats from politically crucial Uttar Pradesh. Samajwadi Party has 5 seats and Congress has 2 Lok Sabha constituencies.

10:25 AM: Samajwadi Party leader Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel has extended lead by over 2400 votes in Phulpur. BJP candidate Kaushalendra Singh Patel is playing catch up in Phulpur

10:20 AM: As per latest news, Samajwadi Party’s Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 1058 votes over BJP candidate. The SP Candidate has received 22,460 votes and BJP’s Kaushlendra Singh Patel manages to bag 21,402 votes.

10:15 AM: When the counting of votes began, postal ballots were being counted first. Subsequently,  counting for the electronic voting machines (EVMs) was started. Results for both the seats are likely to be announced after 12 pm.

10:11 AM: BJP candidate Kaushalendra Singh Patel from Phulpur has exuded confidence of winning even as initial trends showed SP candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel was leading.

10:08 AM: Samajwadi Party’s lead has reduced in Phulpur Lok Sabha Seat.

Read Also: Uttar Pradesh by-elections- More than just support, BSP went door to door for Samajwadi Party

10:05 AM: Live visual from counting centre in Gorakhpur’s Pipraich

10:00 AM: BJP has fielded Upendra Shukla as its candidate in Gorakhpur. It has been learnt that he is the first Brahmin face from the Saffron party in Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat in the last 30 years.

9:55 AM: The Gorakhpur Lok Sabha constituency has been dominated by Thakurs. Yogi Adityanath and  his mentor Mahant Advaithnath had won the seat for eight consecutive terms since 1989.

9:50 AM: According to reports, CM Adityanath was not too happy with the selection of the candidate in Gorakhpur. Adityanath was skeptical about fileding non-Thakur candidate.

9:45 AM: Earlier in 2006, Adityanath had opposed Shukla’s legislative elections. However, Shukla had contested as independent candidate and Samajwadi Party candidate won due to split of votes

9:40 AM: Samajwadi Party has extended lead by garnering over 3,000 votes in Phulpur Lok Sabha seat. BJP candidate Kaushlendra Singh Patel is at second.

9:30 AM: In Phulpur Lok Sabha seat, Samajwadi Party’s Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel has received 7600 votes. BJP candidate Kaushlendra Singh Patel has so far got 6163 votes after round 3.

9:20 AM: Talking to media, Praveen Nishad has exuded confidence that he will win from Gorakhpur. He said that SP-BSP tie-up will win even as he claimed that the Yogi government can do anything with the help of the administration

Read Also: Bihar by-election result live updates

9:15 AM: Samajwadi Party candidate from Gorakhpur Praveen Nishad has alleged that EVMs have been tampered.

9:11 AM: BJP candidate is leading by over 3000 votes in Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat. Counting for EVMs has started in Gorakhpur.

9:07 AM: Samajwadi Party is leading by 1400 votes in Phulpur Lok Sabha seats. This seat was won by Keshav Prasad Maurya. Counting for EVMs has started in Phulpur Lok Sabha seats

9:04 AM: CM Yogi Adityanath has termed the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls as “rehearsal” ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

9:00 AM: As per early trends, BJP is leading by 1320 votes in Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat. Counting of ballot has begun.

8:55 AM: While Mayawati’s BSP has backed the SP candidates. BSP does not field candidates in the by polls. Meanwhile, Congress, which had fared poorly in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, has fielded Manish Mishra from Phulpur and  Sureetha Kareem from Gorakhpur

8:51 AM: Samajwadi Party has fielded Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel in Phulpur Lok Sabha seat and Pravin Nishad from Gorakhpur. Upendra Dutt Shukla and Kaushalendra Singh Patel of BJP are fighting from Phulpur and Gorakhpur respectively.

8:46 AM: Countering the BJP and Yogi Adityanath’s charge, Akhilesh Yadav had said that it was an opportunity to “change and re-write history”.

8:43 AM: There were 19.49 lakh voters in Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat and 19.61 lakh voters in the Phulpur Parliamentary constituency, according to Election Commission.

8:40 AM: CM Yogi Adityanath had received 52 percent of votes last time

8:32 AM: BJP leaders are exuding confidence that the party will win both Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats. BJP leaders are claiming CM Adityanath’s citadel can not be breached by any “caste-alliance”

8:28 am: Counting for ballot is going on. Counting for EVMs will begin shortly.

8:25 AM: Early trends are showing that BJP is ahead in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats.

8:20 AM: BJP has a stronghold in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats. Both CM Adityanath and Deputy CM Maurya had won over 3 lakh votes in Gorakhpur and Phulpur

8:15 AM: Earlier, CM Adityanath had said that the BJP got a widespread support from the people.  Deputy CM Maurya had exuded confidence that his party would win both the seats.

8:13 AM: BJP had won the Phulpur Lok Sabha seat after long time. It will be interesting to see the outcome.

8:10 AM: Final results are likely to be announced by Wednesday afternoon. Tight security and all arrangements had been made for the counting, according to Election Commission official.

8:05 AM: The counting votes has begun for ballot papers. After that counting of EVMs will start.

8:00 AM: Counting of votes has begin in Gorakhpur, Phulpur, Uttar Pradesh.

7:50 AM: Counting of votes set to begin in Uttar Pradesh.

7:45 AM: BJP and SP-BSP have lashed out at each other during campaigning. CM Adityanath had termed the BSP-SP tie-up for the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls an “unholy alliance”.

Counting of votes has begun in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh. As per early trends, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in Gorakhpur and Samajwadi Party candidate is ahead in Phulpur Lok Sabha seat. The polling was held on these two key constituencies on Sunday. The voter turnout was quite low as 47.45 per and 37.39 per cent voters exercised their franchise in Gorakhpur and Phulpur respectively.

The results will also come at a time when the Yogi government is set to complete one year term. While ten candidates fought in Gorakhpur, 22 nominees were in the fray from Phulpur. CM Adityanath and Deputy CM Maurya had to vacate the seats after they were elected to state legislative council.

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