Why the Gorakhpur bypoll result is an important one for the BJP

The election is being held because Adityanath resigned from Lok Sabha membership last year after swearing in as Chief Minister of UP. This result is believed to be a test for the work done by Adityanath’s government since he became chief minister.

Those of you who are not sure why a by-election result is getting so much attention, here’s The Indian Express’ Lalmani Verma explaining why this is big news and giving you three reasons why you should not ignore it.

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