Gorakhpur Bypoll: In ‘Unexpected Result’, SP Wins Yogi’s Bastion

UP CM Adityanath said over-confidence and inability to understand the SP-BSP agreement as reasons for BJP’s defeat.

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The bypoll was necessitated in Gorakhpur after Yogi Adityanath vacated the Lok Sabha seat to take over as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. 
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Poor Voter Turnout Recorded

Poor polling percentage was recorded in the bypoll to the Lok Sabha seat of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, 11 March, officials told IANS.

According to Election Commission (EC) officials, 43 percent voters had exercised their franchise in Gorakhpur.

The lowest voter turnout of 33 percent was in Gorakhpur city, and the highest – 47 percent – in Sahjanwa and Campierganj.

(With ANI and PTI inputs)

8:56 PM , 14 Mar

Akhilesh Yadav Leaves Mayawati’s Residence After Meeting Her

8:09 PM , 14 Mar
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'Perhaps Yogi Should Spend Less Time Lecturing Karnataka on Development': Siddaramaiah

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah congratulated the SP and the BSP for the “historic victory” in the UP bypolls, saying that the “unity among non-BJP parties played a key role”.

He also slammed Yogi Adityanath, saying perhaps he “should spend less time lecturing Karnataka on development”.

7:59 PM , 14 Mar
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Akhilesh Yadav Meets Mayawati After Bypoll Win

Akhilesh Yadav is meeting BSP supremo Mayawati at her residence after the SP candidates won from the Phulpur and Gorakhpur Lok Sabha constituencies.

Akhilesh Yadav arrives at Mayawati’s residence. 
Akhilesh Yadav arrives at Mayawati’s residence. 
(Photo Courtesy: ANI)
6:19 PM , 14 Mar
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Watch: Akhilesh Yadav Addresses the Media After SP Wins Phulpur and Gorakhpur

I want to thank the people of Gorakhpur and Phulpur. And I want to express my gratitude towards Mayawati ji. If this is the anger of people in the areas of the CM and the deputy CM, you can imagine the anger in the rest of the country. 
Akhilesh Yadav, SP

Akhilesh went on to say that the BJP failed to bring “acche din”, owing to which the public united to bring ‘bure din’ (bad days) for the party.

“The public will give an answer to a government which would make them suffer,” he asserted.

Akhilesh attributed the SP win to the support from Dalits, farmers, labourers, women and unemployed, calling it a victory of social justice.


Published: 13 Mar 2018, 10:04 PM IST
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