Gorakhpur, Phulpur by-election results 2018: In what might become a massive shock for Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, the BJP is trailing in both Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls. Gorakhpur is the home-turf of Yogi Adityanath. He had been a five-time MP from the seat.
The bypoll here was necessitated after Yogi Adityanath vacated the seat last year to become chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. Phulpur was previously represented by Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. He too had vacated the seat last year.
In Gorakhpur, Samajwadi Party’s Praveen Kumar Nishad was leading by 26,960 votes with 2,62,346 votes, BJP’s Upendra Dutt Shukla was at the second position with 2,35,836 votes after 17th round of counting.
In Phulpur, Samajwadi Party’s Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel was leading by 22,842 with 1,67,008 votes, BJP’s Kaushlendra Singh Patel was second with 1,44,166 votes after 15th round of counting.
BJP was also trailing in Araria by-election of Bihar to RJD candidate by over 1300 votes.
The SP candidates in Phulpur and Gorakhpur were supported by Mayawati’s Bahujan Samajwadi Party.
In Bhabhua Assembly seat of Bihar, BJP was leading by over 4000 votes. In Jehanabad, RJD was leading.