UP By-Election Results 2018: BJP draws a blank in UP, SP wins both Phulpur and Gorakhpur
Counting for the two Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha seats, which went on polling on March 11, to begin shortly on Wednesday. In Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat voter turnout was 43 per cent and in Phulpur, 37.4 per cent of the electorate turned up to vote. The state recorded an overall polling of 42 per cent in the two seats, according state Election Commission.
Bye-elections were being held for two Lok Sabha seats - Gorakhpur and Phulpur - vacated by Chief Minister Adityanath and his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya. At least 6,500 personnel of central armed paramilitary forces have been deployed at polling stations.
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We didn't expect that BSP's vote will be transferred to SP in such a manner. We will analyze after seeing the final results & prepare for a situation in future when BSP, SP & Congress can come together & also make our strategy for winning 2019 elections: KP Maurya, Deputy CM pic.twitter.com/XOLQrg7cG4— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 14, 2018
Main ye nahi maanta ke SP-BSP gath-bandhan ne kaam kiya, main maanta hu ke prabhu Shri Ram ki sabse zyada ninda karne wale SP ke neta ke liye aapne jis din red carpet daala usi din prabhu Shri Ram bhi aapke khilaf hogaye: Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena, on UP & Bihar Lok Sabha by-polls pic.twitter.com/y4ikoPbZhN— ANI (@ANI) March 14, 2018
Lucknow Assembly adjourned till 12.20 pm following ruckus over the issue of media being kept out of counting centre in Gorakhpur, the issue was raised by SP's Ram Govind Chaudhary.— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 14, 2018