Samajwadi Party candidate Nagendra Singh Patel was today elected to the Lok Sabha from Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh, defeating his nearest BJP opponent by 59,613 votes.
In Gorakhpur also, the SP defeated BJP by 21,881 votes. SP's Pravin Kumar Nishad knocked out Upendra Dutt Shukla of the ruling party from here.
The setback comes as a huge shocker to the year-old BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, where Adityanath, who has represented Gorakhpur in the Lok Sabha seat for five consecutive times, vacated it after becoming the Chief Minister.
Gorakhpur and Phulpur, the two constituencies that went to polls on March 11, saw a voter turnout of 47.45 per cent and 37.39 per, respectively.
# Akhilesh Yadav reaches Mayawati's residence to thank her
6:45 pm: Samajwadi Party's Praveen Kumar Nishad wins Gorakhpur by 21,881 votes
# This is a mandate against both the Centre and state governments, people have come together to bring "bad days" for BJP, claims Akhilesh
# Governments which trouble people are brought down; this government brought problems and led to fear among people: Akhilesh Yadav
# Akhilesh attributes SP wins to the support from Dalits, farmers, labourers, women and unemployed; says it is victory of social justice.
# If this is the anger of people in areas of Chief Minister & Deputy CM, you can imagine the anger of the people in rest of the country: Akhilesh Yadav
6:15 pm: I than people of Gorakhpur and Phulpur for showing faith in us. I also want to thank BSP leader Mayawati for her support on both Lok Sabha seats : Akhilesh Yadav
5:38 pm: Yogi Adityanath concedes defeat, says results are unexpected. We worked very hard… we accept the people’s verdict, overconfidence led BJP to defeat in by polls. It is a political bargaining between BSP-SP. Will chalk out strategy and assess the shortcomings. I congratulate the winning candidates.
Watch video: CM Yogi speaks to media after drubbing in bypolls
5:26 pm: Gorakhpur LS bypoll: 29 rounds of counting over. BJP: 4,10,806 votes | SP: 4,35,529
Polling percentage has gone down which affected the result of the two seats. We will analyse and work on the places where we lacked and will work harder & perform better in the 2019 elections: Mahendra Nath Pandey, UP BJP Chief on UP bypoll results pic.twitter.com/fgCRcPXG6M— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 14, 2018
5:07 pm: We had not seen the Samajwadi Party and BSP coming together but since we have come to know of this now...and though there is still a long time (ahead of the polls)...we will redraw our strategy keeping this factor in mind: Sidharth Nath Singh
4:57 pm: SP's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel wins Phulpur by 59,613 votes (SP: 3,42,796 | BJP: 2,83,183 | Congress: 19,334 | Atiq Ahmed: 48,087)
4:54 pm: Gorakhpur Lok Sabha by-poll: 26 rounds of counting over. BJP: 3,68,926 votes | SP: 3,89,868
4:50 pm: Phulpur Lok Sabha by-poll: SP's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel 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.
आज के उपचुनावों में जीतने वाले उम्मीदवारों को बधाई।— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 14, 2018
नतीजों से स्पष्ट है कि मतदाताओं में भाजपा के प्रति बहुत क्रोध है और वो उस गैर भाजपाई उम्मीदवार के लिए वोट करेंगे जिसके जीतने की संभावना सबसे ज़्यादा हो।
कांग्रेस यूपी में नवनिर्माण के लिए तत्पर है, ये रातों रात नहीं होगा।
4:18 pm: Gorakhpur bypoll results: SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad leads by 22,954 votes with 3,77,146 votes, BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla second with 3,54,192 votes after 25 rounds of counting.
4:10 pm: Phulpur bypoll results: 28 rounds of counting over: SP candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading the BJP candidate Kaushlendra Singh Patel by over 47,000 votes (SP: 3,05,172 votes | BJP: 2,57,830 votes | Congress: 16,787 votes | Atiq Ahmed: 46,479 votes)
# Gorakhpur bypoll results: 24 rounds of counting over: BJP: 3,38,779 | SP: 3,63,272
# Gorakhpur bypoll results: 23 rounds of counting over: BJP: 3,22,452 | SP: 3,48,416
3:50 pm: Phulpur bypoll results: 26 rounds of counting over. SP: 2,81,445 | BJP: 2,41,764 | Congress: 14,254 | Atiq Ahmed: 43,468
UP ki janta ne sarkaar mein avishwaas vyakt kar diya hai spasht taur par. UP ki janta samajh chuki hai ki saare desh ki janta ko murkh bana rahe hain aur swayam bhagwan ko dhoka de rahe hain: Ram Gopal Yadav, SP in Delhi #UPByPolls pic.twitter.com/EEqM1ljtWN— ANI (@ANI) March 14, 2018
3:29 pm: Gorakhpur bypoll results: 21 rounds of counting done. SP: 2,71,752 votes | BJP: 2,33,254 | Congress: 13,555 | Atiq Ahmed: 40,390
3:27 pm: Gorakhpur bypoll results: After 21 rounds of counting, SP leads by 26, 000 votes (BJP: 2,94,743 votes | SP: 3,21,393 votes)
3:15 pm: 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: Keshav Prasad Maurya, Deputy CM
02:59 pm: Phulpur bypoll result | Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel leading by 29,474 with 2,18,963 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel second with 1,89,489 votes after 20th round of counting.
02:44 pm: Great victory. Congratulations to Mayawati Ji and Akhilesh Yadav Ji for UP bypolls The beginning of the end has started, tweets Mamata Banerjee.
02:21 pm: Gorakhpur bypoll results: Samajwadi Party's Praveen Kumar Nishad leading with 2,12,061 votes. BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla second with 1,92,860 votes after 14th round of counting.
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
02:07 am: Samajwadi Party ahead of BJP by 55,000 votes in Gorakhpur; BJP trails in Phulpur by 27,637 votes.
01:30 pm: Gorakhpur bypoll results: Samjwadi Party's Praveen Kumar Nishad leading with 1,80,155 votes. BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla second with 1,65,487 votes after 12th round of counting.
01:15 pm: Gorakhpur bypoll results: Samajwadi Party ahead of BJP by 13,000 votes in eleventh round of counting.
SP workers celebrate in Lucknow as trends show their candidates leading in Gorakhpur & Phulpur Lok Sabha by-polls, raise, 'Bhua-Bhateeja zindabad' slogans. pic.twitter.com/BTjievOjTL— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 14, 2018
12 :42 pm: Phulpur bypoll early trends | Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel leading by 15,713 votes with 1,22,247 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel second with 1,06,534 votes after eleventh round of counting.
12:40 pm: Gorakhpur bypoll results | Samajwadi Party's Praveen Kumar Nishad leading with 1,33,565 votes, BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla second with 1,20,917 votes after ninth round of counting.
12:35 pm: Gorakhpur bypoll early trends: Samajwadi Party's Praveen Kumar Nishad leading with 89,950 votes, BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla second with 82,811 votes after sixth round of counting.
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
12:25 pm: Samajwadi Party ahead of BJP by 3700 votes in Gorakhpur; BJP trails in Phulpur by 14000 votes.
11:45 am: Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel leading by 12,231 votes with 99,557 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel second with 87,326 votes after eight round of counting.
11:35 am: Samajwadi Party leading in both Phulpur, Gorakhpur.
11:32 am: Samajwadi Party candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel leading by 8,199 votes in Phulpur after seven rounds of counting: Officials
11:20 am: Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel leading by 6931 votes with 54,562 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel second with 47,631 votes.
10:50 am: BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla leading with 15577 votes, Samajwadi Party's Praveen Kumar Nishad second with 13911 votes, reports ANI
10:19 am: BJP's Upendra Shukla ahead by 5300 votes in Gorakhpur.
09:35 am: Trends show BJP is ahead in Gorakhpur by 4500 votes.
09:34 am: Phulpur bypoll early trends | Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Singh Patel leading by 1399 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel second.
09:07 am: I'm confident of my victory and that is what people are saying that Samajwadi Party's grand alliance will win this seat but there is a doubt in everyone's mind regarding EVM machines. Government can do anything using state administration, says Samajwadi Party Gorakhpur candidate Praveen Kumar Nishad
08:47 am: BJP ahead by 1605 votes in Gorakhpur, early trends show.
08:42 am: Phulpur bypolls early trends | Bharatiya Janata Party is ahead by 712 votes
08:41 am: Gorakhpur is significant for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as it is the bastion of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who represented the seat in the Lok Sabha five times. While, Phulpur, once represented by the country's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, witnessed a saffron surge in the 2014 Lok Sabha election when Maurya won the seat.
08:40 am: Samajwadi Party's Pravin Nishad is on second spot.
08:35 am: While in the Gorakhpur bypoll, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Upendra Dutt Shukla is leading; in Phulpur, Allahabad, Kaushlendra Singh Patel also of BJP is leading with a slender margin, an official said.
08:30 am: Bharatiya Janata Party is ahead in both Gorakhpur and Phulpur.
08:15 am: Gorakhpur bypoll | As per early trends, Bharatiya Janata Party's Upendra Shukla is leading.
08:00 am: Counting of votes begins in Gorakhpur, Phulpur constituencies begins.
07:56 am: The bypolls were necessitated after Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya vacated the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats, respectively following their election to the state legislative council.
07:50 am: As per Election Commission, there are 19.61 lakh voters in the Phulpur Parliamentary constituency, while the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat has 19.49 lakh voters.
07:45 am: BJP's Upendra Shukla, Samajwadi Party's Praveen Nishad and Congress' Surhita Chatterjee Karim are the key contenders for Gorakhpur polls.
07:40 am: Candidates in the fray for the Phulpur seat are BJP's Kaushalendra Singh Patel, Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel and Congress' Manish Mishra.
07:30 am: On the polling day, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath had claimed that the BJP was getting a widespread support from the people.
07:20 am: Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya had said his party would win both the seats.
07:00 am: Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had said that the 'electoral understanding' struck by arch rivals Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party was of no consequence in the parliamentary bypolls of Gorakhpur and Phulpur.
06:40 am: Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav had said it (polling day) was a day to "change and re-write history".