Yogi Adityanath Election Result 2022, Gorakhpur Yogi Adityanath Election Result 2022: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who is set to retain the top post for a second straight term, is leading by over 44,000 votes against Samajwadi Party’s Subhawati Shukla. Khwaja Shamsuddin of the BSP stood at a distant third. The Gorakhpur Urban seat, which went to polls on March 3, witnessed the most high-profile electoral battle in the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. The incumbent chief minister is the second leader to contest from the district as a CM after Tribhuvan Narayan Singh, who lost in 1971.
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Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party has placed its bet on Subhavati Shukla, wife of Upendra Dutt Shukla, who passed away in 2020 after suffering a cardiac arrest. Other than capitalising on the alleged Thakur-Brahmin divide in the area, the Samajwadi Party also banks on a division of Dalit votes, with Chandra Shekhar Azad contesting from Gorakhpur Urban. The constituency has sizable SC and backward castes votes. The BJP has dominated the seat since 1989, losing the seat only once in 2002, when Adityanath – the then Lok Sabha member – supported Radha Mohan Das Agarwal in UP elections. Agarwal later joined the BJP.
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Yogi Adityanath is currently leading in Gorakhpur by over 44,000 votes against Samajwadi Party candidate Subhawati Shukla. BSP's Khwaja Shamsuddin is standing third with 4,195 votes.
Yogi Adityanath – 27,881 votes
Subhawati Shukla – 7,995 votes
Chandrashekhar Azad – 1,678 votes
Yogi Adityanath leading in early trends against Chandrashekhar Azad
The Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat stood with the head priest of Gorakhnath Math for seven consecutive terms between 1989 and 2017, when Yogi Adityanath resigned as an MP to head the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh.
The BJP seems to have strategically fielded Adityanath from Gorakhpur Urban in its bid to reduce the damage caused due to desertion by some ministers hailing from the area, including Swami Prasad Maurya, Dara Singh Chauhan and Suhuldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar.
In the 2017 polls, the party had won 44 out of 62 seats in Gorakhpur and nine other neighbouring districts. Against the exit of backward caste leaders, the BJP has got a prized catch in influential Congress leader RPN Singh who has a considerable support base among the OBC voters in the region.