UP Bye-Election Results 2018 highlights: Samajwadi Party delivers crushing blow to BJP in Phulpur, Gorakhpur

Follow the highlights of UP's Gorakhpur and Phulpur Bye-Election Results 2018: Viewed as a rehearsal for the 2019 Lok Sabha election, the bypoll saw a triangular contest involving the ruling BJP, the Samajwadi Party and the Congress.

UP By-Election Results 2018 today: Samajwadi consolidates lead over BJP in Gorakhpur, Phulpur LS seats UP Bye-election results in Gorakhpur and Phulpur highlights: Considered as a rehearsal for the 2019 Lok Sabha election, the bypoll saw a triangular contest involving the ruling BJP, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Congress.

The Samajwadi Party on Wednesday handed BJP a crushing defeat in two crucial bypolls in Uttar Pradesh, forcing Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to admit that the election results were a lesson for them. While SP candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel registered a resounding win over BJP’s Kaushlendra Singh Patel by a margin of 59,460 votes in Phulpur, the Akhilesh Yadav-led SP thumped BJP in Yogi Adityanath’s bastion of Gorakhpur. SP candidate Praveen Nishad defeated BJP’s Upendra Dutt Shukla by 21,961 votes to win Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat.

Meanwhile, controversy erupted in Gorakhpur after there were reports that the media was barred from entering the counting centre. There was ruckus in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly leading to temporary adjournment. However, an ECI official said the media was being briefed personally by the DM after each round’s progress.

The voter turnout was 47.45 per cent in Gorakhpur and 37.39 per cent in Phulpur in Sunday’s polling. The bypolls were necessitated after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya vacated the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats respectively following their election to the state legislative council. Adityanath has represented Gorakhpur in the Lok Sabha five times.

Follow the highlights of UP’s Gorakhpur and Phulpur Bye-Election Results 2018:

  1. 8:50PM
    14 Mar, 18
    SP chief Akhilesh Yadav leaves from the residence of BSP Chief Mayawati in Lucknow
  2. 6:52PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Gorakhpur, Phulpur bypoll outcome lesson for BJP: Adityanath

    "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," UP CM Yogi Adityanath told the media from his residence.

    "The over-confidence and inability to understand the electoral understanding between the SP and the BSP led to the defeat," Adityanath stressed.

    PTI

  3. 6:37PM
    14 Mar, 18
    This is a victory of social justice: Akhilesh

    Public has given a fitting reply to the BJP as they are unhappy with its governance. There is immense mistrust among the people and this is a victory of social justice. People have reacted to GST and demonetisation, says  Akhilesh Yadav

  4. 6:23PM
    14 Mar, 18
    People have replied to BJP's misgovernance: Akhilesh

    If this is the anger of people in areas of CM & Deputy CM, you can imagine the anger of the people of the rest of the country, says Akhilesh

  5. 6:20PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Akhilesh Yadav weighs in on UP bypolls verdict

    I want to thank the people of Gorakhpur and Phulpur and also express my gratitude to BSP chief Mayawati for giving us this triumphant victory, says Akhilesh 

  6. 5:57PM
    14 Mar, 18
    After Phulpur, SP wins Gorakhpur bypoll

    Samajwadi Party candidate Praveen Nishad defeated BJP’s Upendra Dutt Shukla by 21,000 votes to win Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat

  7. 5:35PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Result is unexpected, says UP CM Yogi Adityanath

    Reflecting on the Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha bypolls verdict, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said he accepts the verdict of the people, adding that his party will review the shortcomings. "We accept the verdict of the people, this result is unexpected, we will review the shortcomings. I congratulate the winning candidates," said Adityanath.

  8. 5:30PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Congress loses deposits

    Congress candidates from Phulpur and Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seats have lost their deposits

  9. 5:04PM
    14 Mar, 18
    SP defeats BJP to win Phulpur Lok Sabha bypoll seat

    BREAKING | Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel wins Phulpur Lok Sabha seat by 59,613 votes

  10. 4:53PM
    14 Mar, 18
    SP extends lead over BJP by 57,148 votes in Phulpur bypolls

    Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 57,148 with 3,37,683 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel second with 2,80,535 votes after 31st round of counting.

  11. 4:47PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Omar Abdullah congratulates Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati
  12. 4:34PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Rahul Gandhi weighs in on bypoll trends

    It is clear from the by-poll results that voters are angry with BJP and that they will vote for the non-BJP candidate who has 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

  13. 4:30PM
    14 Mar, 18
    BJP staring at an embarrassing defeat in UP bypolls

    Insiders both in BJP and SP said that the tie-up of Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party worked and set a strong challenge for the BJP that is ruling both in the state and the Centre with absolute majority. 

  14. 4:24PM
    14 Mar, 18
    SP races towards victory in Phulpur

    Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 47,351 with 3,05,172 votes in Phulpur Bye-election after 28th round of counting.

  15. 4:13PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Jubilant SP, BSP workers celebrate in Gorakhpur
  16. 3:48PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Latest updates on UP Lok Sabha bypolls

    Samajwadi Party candidate Praveen Nishad has extended his lead over BJP by 26,446 votes in Gorakhpur at the end of 21st round of counting, while SP candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 38,498 votes in Phulpur after 25th round of counting.

  17. 3:37PM
    14 Mar, 18
    BJP will analyse what happened after seeing final results, says UP Deputy CM

    Reflecting on the election trends, BJP leader and UP deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya said his party didn't expect that BSP's vote will be transferred to SP in such a manner. He said BJP will analyse after seeing the final results, adding that they will prepare for a situation in future when BSP, SP and Congress can come together. 

  18. 3:09PM
    14 Mar, 18
    SP candidate Praveen Nishad extends margin by 26,510 votes in Gorakhpur

    SP candidate Praveen Nishad is leading by 26,510 votes over BJP after 17 rounds of counting in Gorakhpur Lok Sabha bypoll, PTI quoting officials as saying.

  19. 3:03PM
    14 Mar, 18
    SP candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel leads by 29,474 votes in Phulpur

    SP candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 29,474 votes in Phulpur after 20th round of counting, PTI quoting officials as saying.

  20. 2:28PM
    14 Mar, 18
    The beginning of the end has started, says Mamata Banerjee

    While talking about the Uttar Pradesh bypoll results, a BJP leader said, “When there is no lift, you can’t expect any gift.” Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, tweeted, "Great victory. Congratulations to Mayawati ji and Akhilesh Yadav ji for UP bypoll results. The beginning of the end has started." SP workers have started celebrations in Lucknow and raised 'Bhua-Bhateeja zindabad' slogans.

  21. 1:48PM
    14 Mar, 18
    UP election results 2018 today: SP leading in Phulpur by 22,842 votes

    After fifteen rounds of counting, SP candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 22,842 votes in Phulpur. He has managed to secure 1,67,008 votes, while BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel is second with 1,44,166 votes.

  22. 1:35PM
    14 Mar, 18
    UP election results 2018 today: SP extends margin by 14,648 votes in Gorakhpur

    Praveen Nishad of Samajwadi Party extends margin by 14,648 votes in Gorakhpur over BJP at the end of ninth round of counting, says PTI. Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party workers have started playing with gulal and are celebrating as trends show their candidates leading in Phulpur and Gorakhpur bypolls.

  23. 1:28PM
    14 Mar, 18
    SP lead in Gorakhpur nears 11,000 votes

    In the prestigious Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat, the bastion of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla is trailing behind Praveen Nishad of the SP by a margin of 10,598 votes. Gorakhpur district magistrate Rajeev Rautela, who is also the returning officer, announced the margin after the eighth round of counting.

  24. 1:22PM
    14 Mar, 18
    SP leading in Phulpur by 20,000 votes

    After fourteen rounds of counting, SP candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 20,495 votes in Phulpur. He has managed to secure 1,55,314 votes, while BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel is second with 1,34,819 votes.

  25. 1:08PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia says it is clear BJP is being shown the door by the people

    Commenting on the latest trends in UP and Bihar bypolls, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said it was clear BJP was being shown the door by the people. "People have spoken against the anti-farmer, anti-youth and anti-women policies of the government. It is very clear that BJP is being shown the door by the people," Scindia said.

  26. 1:02PM
    14 Mar, 18
    After eleven rounds, SP is leading by 15,713 votes in Phulpur

    After eleven rounds of counting, SP candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 15,713 votes in Phulpur. He has managed to secure 1,22,247 votes, while BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel is second with 1,06,534 votes.

  27. 12:58PM
    14 Mar, 18
    SP leader Naresh Uttam Patel writes to State Chief Election Officer over media gag

    Meanwhile, SP leader Naresh Uttam Patel has written to State Chief Election Officer stating people and media were removed from the counting center in Gorakhpur. He also alleged that the district administration was working towards making the BJP candidate win.

  28. 12:47PM
    14 Mar, 18
    SP widens lead by 9,000 votes in Gorakhpur

    Praveen Nishad of SP widens lead by 9,000 votes in Gorakhpur over BJP at the end of sixth round of counting.

  29. 12:46PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Committee to Protect Journalists condemns move by Gorakhpur DM to ban media from counting centre

    Meanwhile, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned the move by the Gorakhpur DM to ban media from the counting centre. "Journalists have every right to report election results and shouldn't be stopped from doing their jobs," the organisation said.

  30. 12:43PM
    14 Mar, 18
    UP's Gorakhpur, Phulpur bye-election results 2018

    With SP surging ahead in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats, former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah mentioned of an incident on Twitter. "While, leaving the dinner yesterday BSP’s Satish Mishra had told me to look out for a surprise result in today’s counting. Trends at the moment would suggest he was right," Omar tweeted.

  31. 12:31PM
    14 Mar, 18
    SP increases lead in Gorakhpur by 3,800 votes

    According to latest figures, SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad is leading with 74,077 votes in Gorakhpur. BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla is second with 70,317 votes after 4th round of counting. Meanwhile, SP and BSP workers have started celebrating following the lead in Gorakhpur and Phulpur. SP MP Ramgopal Yadav said the party would win both seats comfortably. "I think our margin of victory will be bigger in Gorakhpur than Phulpur, will win both comfortably," Yadav said.

  32. 12:26PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Media is being briefed personally by DM after each round's progress, says ECI official

    Trying to clear the air over controversy surrounding media gag at Gorakhpur counting centre, an Election Commission official said reporters were being briefed personally by the DM after progress of each round of counting. "Media is inside the counting campus since morning. They are being allowed in the space for counting agents only. As per ECI instructions, media can't be allowed in the area of EVMs . There is a media centre as well inside the campus. Media is being briefed personally by DM after each round's progress. The figures for thress rounds has already been announced," the ECI official said.

  33. 12:13PM
    14 Mar, 18
    SP leads in Gorakhpur by 3,000 votes

    In what may come as an embarassment to the ruling BJP, SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad is leading by 3,000 votes in Gorakhpur.  SP candidate Praveen Nishad is the son of the Nishad Party national president Dr Sanjay Nishad. The Peace party and the Nishad Party had provided their support to the SP on both the Gorakhpur and the Phulpur seat in the bypolls. 

  34. 12:02PM
    14 Mar, 18
    SP leading by 12,231 votes in Phulpur

    Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 12,231 votes in Phulpur. He has secured 99,557 votes, while BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel is second with 87,326 votes.

  35. 12:01PM
    14 Mar, 18
    UP's Gorakhpur, Phulpur bye-election results 2018

    The SP-BSP alliance has been termed as one “between snake and mole”. The first time this happened was in 1993, in the Assembly election just after the demolition of the Babri Masjid. The Indian Express explains why it is the opposition’s desperate attempt to check the BJP’s rise. 

    The method and math behind BSP support to SP in eastern Uttar Pradesh bypoll

  36. 11:54AM
    14 Mar, 18
    Media kept out of Gorakhpur counting centre

    Meanwhile, Lucknow Assembly has been adjourned till 12.20 pm following ruckus over the issue of media being kept out of counting centre in Gorakhpur. Reporters have been kept out of the counting area by the District Magistrate. The issue was raised by SP's Ram Govind Chaudhary.

  37. 11:51AM
    14 Mar, 18
    SP leading by 1,523 votes in Gorakhpur

    In an interesting development, SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad is leading by 1,523 votes in Gorakhpur, the bastion of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. He has secured a total of 44,979 votes, while BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla has slipped behind with 43,456 votes.

  38. 11:41AM
    14 Mar, 18
    UP's Gorakhpur, Phulpur bye-election results 2018

    It seems SP is headed for a win in Phulpur. After eight rounds of counting, SP candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 9,924 votes. He has managed to secure 87,272 votes, while BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel is second with 77,348 votes.

  39. 11:37AM
    14 Mar, 18
    We will win by a margin of over a lakh, says Keshav Prasad Maurya

    Meanwhile, UP deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya expressed confidence of BJP winning both Gorakhpur and Phulpur bypolls. 'I firmly believe that we will win both Gorakhpur and Phulpur. SP is leading in initial rounds but a number of rounds are still left. I know the voters of that area, we will have a win with a comfortable margin of a lakh,' Maurya said.

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