2018 UP, Bihar Bye-Elections: ‘Achhe din’ did not come but at least they managed to unite the people, says Akhilesh Yadav

"It is clear from the by-poll results that voters are angry with BJP and 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," said Rahul Gandhi.

UP, Bihar bye-election results 2018 reactions LIVE updates: UP, Bihar bye-election results 2018 reactions LIVE updates: Achhe din’ did not come but at least they managed to unite the people, says SP chief Akhilesh Yadav

As news of Samajwadi Party’s astonishing lead in the Uttar Pradesh bypolls started trickling in, political leaders from across the spectrum shared their reactions to the outcome. Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee congratulated Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati for the bypolls. The two arch-rivals had come together for the Gorakhpur and Phulpur bypolls.

“Great victory. Congratulations to Mayawati Ji and @yadavakhilesh Ji for #UPByPolls The beginning of the end has started,” the Trinamool Congress chief tweeted. The West Bengal Chief Minister also congratulated RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav for his party’s performance in Araria and Jehanabad.

“It is clear from the by-poll results that voters are angry with BJP and they will vote for the non-BJP candidate who has the strongest chance of winning. As far as Congress is concerned, we are committed towards re-building the party in UP, and it will not happen overnight,” tweeted Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

UP, Bihar bye-election results 2018 reactions LIVE updates: Celebration is in full swing at state Samajwadi Party after SP Candidates won both Gorakhpur and Phoolpur seat in by polls on Wednesday. (Express photo 14.03.2018)

Samajwadi Party’s candidate Praveen Kumar Nishad registered a resounding victory in Yogi Adityanath’s bastion Gorakhpur by 21,881 votes. Samajwadi Party’s Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel has won the Phulpur Lok Sabha seat by 59,613 votes. READ HERE FOR LIVE UPDATES OF COUNTING IN UP

In Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal managed to grab the Araria Lok Sabha seat by a margin of 61988 votes. While RJD candidate Sarafaraz Alam got 50,9334 votes, BJP’s Pradip Singh trailed behind with 447346 votes. In Bhabua, BJP’s Rinky Rani managed to defeat Congress’ Shambhu Singh Patel by over 11,000 votes, while RJD’s Suday Yadav defeated JD(U)’s Abhiram Sharna by over 35,000 votes in Jehnabad READ HERE FOR LIVE UPDATES OF COUNTING IN BIHAR

UP, Bihar bye-election results 2018 reactions LIVE updates: Celebration is in full swing at state Samajwadi Party after SP Candidates won both Gorakhpur and Phoolpur seat in by polls on Wednesday. (Express photo)
  1. 7:52PM
    14 Mar, 18
    UP bypoll results shows end of 'overhyped' Modi magic: Kerala CM

    The results of the Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha bypolls, in which the ruling BJP suffered defeat, signalled the end of "overhyped" magic built on false promises and fake claims by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said today.

    PTI

  2. 7:51PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Loss of BJP,Cong in 3 LS bypoll seats, a sign of emergence of regional parties: TRS MP  

    BJP's loss in three Lok Sabha bypolls shows the growing anti-BJP and anti-Congress sentiment among the common man, Telangana Rashtra Samithi MP B Vinod Kumar said.

    "The results for the bypolls in which the Samajwadi Party candidates won in Gorakhpur and Phulpur (of UP), the RJD took the Araria seat (in Bihar), signals the decline of the national parties and the emergence of regional parties as worthy contenders," Kumar, who represents Karimnagar Lok Sabha constitutency, said in a release here.

    PTI

  3. 7:47PM
    14 Mar, 18
  4. 6:47PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Nitish Kumar congratulates winning candidates in Bihar by-polls
  5. 6:26PM
    14 Mar, 18
    'Achhe din' did not come but at least they managed to unite the people, says Akhilesh Yadav

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

  6. 6:22PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Akhilesh Yadav thanks Mayawati for her support

    "I want to thank everyone. I want to thank the people of both Gorakhpur and Phulpur. I also want to thank BSP chief Mayawati for her support to our party," says Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav.

    "The numbers that we have got are overwhelming. The people have replied to BJP's misgovernance," he added

  7. 5:44PM
    14 Mar, 18
    SP-BSP alliance will stall India's development: UP CM Yogi Adityanath
  8. 5:34PM
    14 Mar, 18
    We accept the verdict of the people, this result is unexpected: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

    "We accept the verdict of the people, this result is unexpected, we will review the shortcomings. I congratulate the winning candidates, " UP CM Yogi Adityanath tells ANI.

  9. 5:24PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Low polling per cent affected the results in two assembly seats, says UP BJP chief
  10. 5:19PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Credit of this victory goes to Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati and people of Phulpur: SP's winning candidate Nagendra Singh Patel

    "I had the blessings of Mayawati. We won because of the union of parties with similar ideology. The credit of this victory goes to Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati and the people of Phulpur," ANI quotes Nagendra Singh Patel, Samajwadi Party's winning candidate in Phulpur as saying.

  11. 5:15PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Naresh Agrawal's induction in BJP responsible for reverses in UP, says Shiv Sena

    Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has claimed that the BJP had suffered reverses in bypolls in two parliamentary constituencies in Uttar Pradesh because of SP leader Naresh Agrawal's induction into the saffron party. “I don't consider that the SP-BSP tie up has worked… I believe that Lord Ram was angry with you (BJP) the day you (BJP) rolled out the red carpet for the SP leader, who has criticised Lord Ram,” he said.

    PTI

  12. 5:09PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Bihar has given sympathy vote this time, says state BJP chief Nityanand Rai

    "Bihar has given sympathy vote this time. I'd like to thank all those who've supported us. We welcome the mandate of people. We will certainly win the elections of 2019 under the leadership of PM Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, Nityanand Rai, BJP Bihar president tells ANI. 

  13. 5:03PM
    14 Mar, 18

    "Bihar's Deputy CM Sushil Modi is involved in so many scams, but still no action or enquiry has been initiated against him. After this win in by-polls, we expect that Amit Shah, Narendra Modi, CBI and ED will speed up in their actions against us," RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav tells ANI. 

  14. 4:51PM
    14 Mar, 18
    BJP should stop working for its face value, says Jitan Ram Manjhi

    "BJP should stop working for its face value and instead put in efforts to work for the people. That's the only way in which they can improve or else they will face the same result in the 2019 elections as they have in this bypoll," ANI quotes Jitan Ram Manjhi  as saying on Bihar by-poll results

  15. 4:45PM
    14 Mar, 18
    SP member Ram Govind Choudhury meets BSP chief Mayawati in Lucknow
  16. 4:44PM
    14 Mar, 18
  17. 4:35PM
    14 Mar, 18
    We are committed towards re-building Congress in UP, says Rahul Gandhi

    It is clear from the by-poll results that voters are angry with BJP and they will vote for the non-BJP candidate who has the strongest chance of winning. As far as Congress is concerned, we are committed towards re-building the party in UP, and it will not happen overnight, says Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

  18. 4:09PM
    14 Mar, 18
    We respect people’s mandate, says BJP leader Sushil Modi

    "We respect people’s mandate. Congrats to all winning candidates," tweets Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi

  19. 3:40PM
    14 Mar, 18
  20. 3:32PM
    14 Mar, 18
    People of UP have understood that BJP is fooling the nation, says Ram Gopal Yadav

    "People of UP have shown in a clear manner that they don't have trust in the government. They have understood that BJP is fooling the country," Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav tells ANI.  

  21. 3:28PM
    14 Mar, 18
    SP, BSP workers celebrate in Gorakhpur as SP candidate Praveen Kumar Nishad leads in counting of votes
  22. 3:21PM
    14 Mar, 18
    Didn't expect BSP's vote will be transferred to SP in such manner, says Keshav Prasad Maurya

    "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 and prepare for a situation in future when BSP, SP and Congress can come together and also make our strategy for winning 2019 elections," ANI quotes Keshav Prasad Maurya, Deputy Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister as saying.