Samajwadi Party candidates marked their leads over nearest BJP rivals in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, show latest trends. In both the seats, the Bahujan Samaj Party is supporting the SP candidates.
In Bihar, the RJD won in Jehanabad, while the BJP managed to retain Bhabua. In Araria, Lalu Prasad’s RJD is leading by 86,000 votes.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi said, “The UP and Bihar bypolls prove that the voters are angry with BJP.”
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# Gorakhpur bypoll: Samajwadi Party's Praveen Kumar Nishad wins by 21,881 votes
# Chief Minsiter Yogi Adityanath: We accept the verdict of the people. I congratulate the winning candidates. Results were unexpected. We will review our shortcomings.
# RJD leaders and members celebrate in Patna.
# BJP should stop working for its face value and start working for the people.
# Araria Lok Sabha by-poll: RJD leading by 57791 with 4,46,179 votes, BJP trailing with 3,88,388 votes after 22nd round of counting.
# RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav: I thank people of Bihar to support us.
# Congress president Rahul Gandhi: It is clear from the by-poll results that voters are angry with BJP. They will vote for a non-BJP candidate. We are committed towards re-building the Party in UP.
# SP's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel leading by 47,351 with 3,05,172 votes in Phulpur ByPoll after 28th round of counting.
# 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 25th round of counting.
# BJP's Rinky Rani Pandey wins Bhabua assembly by-poll
# Rashtriya Janata Dal wins Jehanabad assembly by-poll
# 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.
# RJD established leads in Araria Lok Sabha seat and Jehanabad Assembly constituency. As per last trends the BJP was leading in Bhabhua Assembly seat in bypolls in Bihar.
#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.
#Samajwadi Party ahead of BJP by 55,000 votes in Gorakhpur; BJP trails in Phulpur by 27,637 votes.
# SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad leading with a margin of 10,598 with 1,19,427 votes, BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla second with 1,08,829 votes after eighth round of counting.
# Araria Lok Sabha: BJP leading by 1749 votes, RJD second after round 10 of counting.
# Praveen Kumar Nishad of SP in the lead in Gorakhpur
# 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.
# BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla leading with 15577 votes, SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad second with 13911 votes.
#Araria Lok Sabha by-poll: BJP leading with 58,225 votes, RJD second with 55,334.
# After third round of counting BJP is leading in Bhabua & RJD is leading in Jehanabad after second round of counting.
# Samajwadi Party leading with 12,383 votes in Phulpur
# Trends show BJP is ahead in Gorakhpur by 4500 votes
# BJP's Rinky Rani Pandey ahead in Bhabua
# Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel leading by 1437 votes with 7600 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel 6163 votes after round 3.
# Bihar Assembly by-polls: After first round of counting BJP is leading in Kaimur & RJD is leading in Jehanabad.
#Early trends show Samajwadi party candidate leads by 2500 votes in Phulpur seat
# RJD ahead in Bihar's Araria, Jehanabad seats
EVMs opened at a counting centre in Bihar's Araria as counting of votes continues. pic.twitter.com/O4DQnJGu3P— ANI (@ANI) March 14, 2018
#Early trends show that Bharatiya Janata Party is ahead in both Gorakhpur and Phulpur.
#Security Heightened in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur And Phulpur
Security across the Gorakhpur and Phulpur constituencies in Uttar Pradesh have been tightened as counting of votes is under way.
# Seven candidates contesting Araria bypoll
In Araria parliamentary constituency, seven candidates are in the fray. Former BJP MP Pradeep Kumar Singh is seeking to regain the seat from the RJD which has fielded Sarfaraz Alam, the death of whose father Mohammed Taslimuddin has necessitated the bypoll.
# Counting of votes for the Phulpur and Gorakhpur Lok Sabha bye-elections begins.
# Counting for Araria Lok Sabha by-poll to begin at 8 am, visuals of preparation from a counting centre.