Phulpur Bypoll: SP Wins by a Margin of 59,460 Votes, BJP Comes 2nd
The results of the Phulpur bypoll will be announced on Wednesday, 14 March.
The results of the Phulpur bypoll will be announced on Wednesday, 14 March.(Photo: The Quint)

Phulpur Bypoll: SP Wins by a Margin of 59,460 Votes, BJP Comes 2nd

Confident of BJP's Victory in Phulpur: Keshav Prasad Maurya

After casting his vote on Sunday, 11 March, UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said that his party would win both the seats.

"On 14 March, when the votes are counted, the Bua-Bhatija (Mayawati-Akhilsh Yadav) will suffer another sad jolt," he said.

(With ANI and PTI inputs)

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Samajwadi Party’s Nagendra Pratap Singh wins the Phulpur Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh by 59,460 votes.

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  • SP chief Akhilesh Yadav called it a victory of social justice
  • UP CM Yogi Adityanath cited over-confidence and the inability to understand the SP-BSP agreement as prime reasons for the BJP’s defeat

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All You Need to Know

The voter turnout for the by-election to Phulpur was 37.39 percent, with 22 candidates contesting from the Lok Sabha constituency.

According to the Election Commission, there are 19.61 lakh voters in Phulpur parliamentary constituency. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded Kaushalendra Singh Patel against the Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh. The Congress has fielded Manish Mishra.

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Counting to Begin at 8 AM amid tight security

An Election Commission official said all arrangements have been made for the counting of votes to the Phulpur Lok Sabha seat on Wednesday, 14 March, and the results are expected to the declared by afternoon.

With 38 percent voter turnout, the bypoll was necessitated after Keshav Prasad Maurya vacated the Lok Sabha seat after taking over as deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.

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Phulpur, once represented by the country’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, witnessed a saffron surge in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, with Maurya bagging the seat.

UP By-Election Results: Early Lead for BJP

The BJP has an early lead after initial rounds of counting for the Phulpur Lok Sabha seat, reported CNN News18.

UP By-Election Results: SP Leading

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Nagendra Singh Patel of the Samajwadi Party has a lead over the BJP’s Kaushalendra Singh Patel in Phulpur Lok Sabha seat by 1, 399 votes. Congress’ Manish Mishra is trailing on the third spot with 88 votes in UP bypoll.

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UP By-Election Results: SP Candidate Leads BJP by 1,437 Votes

After the third round of counting, the Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 1,437 votes with 7,600 votes, while the BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel has 6,163 votes. Congress’ Manish Mishra is trailing on the third spot with 324 votes in UP bypoll.

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UP By-Election Results: SP Candidate Leads by 2,441 Votes

The Samajwadi Party's Phulpur candidate, Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel, is leading by 2,441 votes with 54,562 votes polled, while BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel has polled 47,361 votes.

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UP By-Election Results: SP Leads by 6,931 Votes in UP Bypoll

Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 6,931 votes with 43,562 votes polled, while BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel has 39,955 votes, ANI reported.

Firmly Believe BJP Will Win Phulpur and Gorakhpur: UP Deputy CM

“I firmly believe that we will win both Gorakhpur and Phulpur; the SP is leading in initial rounds but a number of rounds are still left. I know the voters of that area, we will win with a comfortable margin,” Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya told ANI.

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UP By-Election Results: SP Leads by 8,208 Votes in UP Bypoll

Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 8,208 votes with 75,354 votes polled, while BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel has garnered 67,146 votes, CNN News 18 reported. The Congress has polled only 3,375 votes so far.

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UP By-Election Results: After 8th Round of Counting, SP Still Leading in Phulpur

After eight rounds of counting, Samajwadi Party's Phulpur candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 12,231 votes with 99,557 votes polled, while BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel is second with 87,326 votes.

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UP By-Election Results: SP Leading by Over 14,000 Votes

The Samajwadi Party's Phulpur candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 14,299 votes with 1,11,669 votes in the UP bypoll, while the BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel is second with 97,369 votes.

Will Win Both Gorakhpur and Phulpur if There's No Foul Play, Says SP Leader

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UP By-Election Results: SP Leads by 15,713 Votes

After the 11th round of counting, Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 15,713 votes, while BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel is on the second spot with 1,065,34 votes.

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UP By-Election Results: SP Leads by 18,083 Votes

After the 11th round of counting, Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 18,083 votes with 1,436,11 votes, while BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel is in second spot with 1,25,528 votes. Congress candidate Manish Mishra has garnered only 6,151 votes.

Independent candidate Atiq Ahmad has managed 18,236 votes.

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UP By-Election Results: SP Leads by Over 20,000 Votes

The Samajwadi Party's margin over the BJP has widened by 20,495, with its candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel winning 1,55,314 votes. BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel is second with 1,34,819 votes after the 14th round of counting.

Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut Comments on the UP By-Elections

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UP By-Election Results: SP Leads by Over 22,842 Votes

Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 22,842 with 1,67,008 votes, while the BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel follows with 1,44,166 votes after the 15th round of counting. Congress candidate Manish Mishra is far behind with 7,882 votes.

SP Workers Celebrate

SP workers celebrate in Lucknow as trends show their candidates leading in both Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls.

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SP Widens Lead by 30,175 Votes

In the 17th round of counting, the SP margin widens by 30,175 votes, with Nagendra Pratap Singh leading with 1,91,014 votes. BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel is trailing second with 1,60,839 votes polled.

Mamata Congratulates Akhilesh and Mayawati

Though the final results for Phulpur and Gorakhpur bypolls haven’t been declared yet, Trinamool Congress chief and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee congratulated the SP and BSP for their lead over the BJP.

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SP Leads by 29,474 Votes

After the 20th round of counting, the SP is leading by 29,474 votes, with Nagendra Pratap Singh leading with 2,18,963 votes. BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel is trailing second with 1,89,489 votes polled.

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Didn't Expect BSP's Vote to Be Transferred to SP: KP Maurya

“We didn't expect that the BSP's vote will be transferred to the SP in such a manner. We will analyse after seeing the final results and prepare for a situation in future when the BSP, SP and Congress come together. We also have to plan our strategy for winning the 2019 elections,” KP Maurya, Deputy CM of Uttar Pradesh, told ANI.

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SP Leading by 38,498 Votes After 25th Round of Counting

After 25th round of counting, SP’s Nagendra Pratap Singh is leading by 38,498 votes having garnered a total of 2,71,752 votes. BJP’s Kaushlendra Singh Patel is second with 2,33,254 votes.

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SP Leading by 39,681 Votes After 26th Round of Counting

After the 26th round of counting in Phulpur, the SP has a lead of 39,681 votes, with the party having polled 2,81,445 votes. The BJP trails with 2,41,764 votes.

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Rahul Gandhi Congratulates Winning Candidates, Targets BJP

Congress president Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to congratulate the winning candidates in the bypolls.

It is clear from the bypoll results that voters are angry with the BJP and they will vote for non-BJP candidates who have the strongest chance of winning. As far as Congress is concerned, we are committed towards re-building the party in UP, and it does not happen overnight. 
Rahul Gandhi on Twitter

SP's Ram Govind Chaudhary Meets Mayawati

With the Samajwadi Party leading in both the Gorakhpur and the Phulpur Lok Sabha seats, party leader Ram Govind Chaudhary met BSP supremo Mayawati in Lucknow.

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SP Leading by 47,351 Votes After 28th Round of Counting

After the 28th round of counting, SP’s Nagendra Pratap Singh is leading by 47,351 votes, with the party having polled 3,05,172 votes. The BJP trails with 2,57,821 votes.

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SP Wins Phulpur Lok Sabha Seat by 59,613 Votes

'I Thank Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati and the People of Phulpur For My Win'

Speaking after winning the Phulpur bypoll, SP candidate Nagendra Singh Patel told the media:

We got the blessings of Behenji (Mayawati) too. Parties with similar ideologies got together and won. I thank Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati and the people of Phulpur for my win.
Nagendra Pratap Singh, SP
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Watch: 'Result is Unexpected, Will Review the Shortcomings': Yogi Adityanath on Bypolls

Calling the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypoll results a “lesson”, UP CM Yogi Adityanath cited over-confidence and the inability to understand the understanding between SP and BSP as prime reasons for the BJP’s defeat.

The fact that the BJP lost both the seats was a reason for review, the chief minister said, as reported by PTI.

When the candidates were declared, the SP, BSP and Congress were not together...they had not joined hands then. But suddenly in the middle of the election, the SP and the BSP forged an electoral understanding. The over-confidence and inability to understand the electoral understanding between the SP and the BSP led to the defeat.
Yogi Adityanath, as quoted by PTI

He went on to say:

The political deal between the BSP and SP is to stall the country’s development. To tackle this, we will come up with a strategy.
Yogi Adityanath

The chief minister said local issues led to the party's poor performance in the bypolls, and not the policies of the Centre, it was further reported by PTI.

He noted that local issues dominated and voter turnout was also low.

When the general elections are held, there will be national issues. Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, there has been a sense of confidence which is prevailing in the country...but all these will be reviewed.
Yogi Adityanath, as quoted by PTI
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Watch: Akhilesh Yadav Addresses 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 Mayawatiji. If this is the anger of people in the areas of the CM and the deputy CM, you can imagine the anger of the people in the rest of the country. 
Akhilesh Yadav, SP chief

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.

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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.”

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