Counting of votes for the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha constituency has begun, and as per trends, BJP's Ravi Kisan is leading.
The Gorakhpur Lok Sabha constituency is currently held by Praveen Nishad of BJP. In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Adityanath beat Rajmati Nishad of SP by receiving 51.80 per cent of the votes cast in this constituency.
Adityanath resigned in 2017, when he became the chief minister of the state.
Praveen Nishad was jointly fielded by the SP and the BSP.
Soon after, Praveen Nishad was declared the BJP candidate from Sant Kabir Nagar while Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan has been nominated form Gorakhpur.
At the time of the previous Lok Sabha election in 2014, Gorakhpur had 1,904,498 registered electors -- 1,055,476 of them male and 849,022 female. The constituency had seen a 54.62 per cent voter turnout in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The male voter turnout was 53.98 per cent and 55.41 per cent female voters turned out for voting.
The Lok Sabha constituency went to polls in the seventh phase of the election -- on May 19 and recorded a voter turnout of 53.84 per cent.
The seven phases of the Lok Sabha polls 2019 covered a total of 543 constituencies. Voting in the first phase was conducted on April 11.
Simultaneous elections were held to the assemblies of Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, and Odisha -- the results for which will also be out today.