Uttar Pradesh bypolls result impact LIVE: Akhilesh Yadav hints at Bihar-like grand alliance

By: | Updated: March 15, 2018 3:47 PM

Uttar Pradesh bypoll results impact LIVE updates: A day after the shock defeat of BJP in Uttar Pradesh by-elections, state chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday canceled public engagements and visits.

uttar pradesh bypolls resultSamajwadi Party workers celebrate Uttar Pradesh bypolls wins on Wednesday. (Twitter/Samajwadiparty)

Uttar Pradesh bypoll results impact LIVE updates: A day after the shock defeat of BJP in Uttar Pradesh by-elections, state chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday cancelled public engagements and visits. According to ANI, the CM has decided to hold a meeting with officials. The SP-BJP pact for Gorakhpur and Phulpur by-elections surprised BJP in its own backyard. While Phulpur had seen different parties winning the Lok Sabha seat in past, Gorakhpur voters had remained loyal to Yogi Adityanath and his Math for around three decades. Not anymore.

BJP candidate Upendra Shukla lost to Pravin Nishad, Samajwadi Party candidate who was backed and supported by a host of parties including BSP. Today is also the birth anniversary of BSP founder and Dalit leader late Kanshiram. BSP chief Mayawati is expected to address workers on the occasion.

Here, take a look at all political news updates from Uttar Pradesh, a day after Gorakhpur, Phulpur bypolls results:

1.26 pm: “This is the victory of all poor, workers, farmers, Dalits and minorities. The flower has wilted in Phulpur, BJP’s pride has been shattered, hope their language will also change,” Akhilesh says, adding, SP’s relation with Congress is good and it will remain so in future.”

1.04 pm: Addressing reporters, Akhilesh Yadav says he has forgotten bitter relation with BSP in past, hints at a Bihar-like Grand alliance.

11.44 am: Samajwadi Party had laid the foundation of the win in the bypolls six months back. Soon after losing Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, Yadav had started work on strengthening the Samajwadi party organisation.

11.41 am: Rajya Sabha elections: After wins in Gorakhpur, former CM Akhilesh Yadav has called a strategy meeting of SP leaders at his residence today for the Rajya Sabha polls.

11.31 am: ANI reports that Uttar Pradesh chief minister CM Yogi Adityanath has cancelled engagements and visits scheduled for today. He will hold meetings with officials instead.

11.28 am: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has taken an indirectly attacked Yogi Adityanath, saying a leader who can’t win his own seat shouldn’t be given a bigger post.

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