Uttar Pradesh Bypoll Results LIVE: BJP loses Gorakhpur, Phulpur, Araria; wins Bhabua

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Bihar Bypolls | RJD wins Araria Lok Sabha Bypoll by 61988 votes. RJD received 5,09,334 votes and BJP got 447346 votes.

SP candidate Praveen Kumar Nishad has won the Gorakhpur by-poll by a margin of 21,900 votes.

Yogi Adityanath on BJP's loss: "We accept the verdict of the people, this result is unexpected, we will review the shortcomings. I congratulate the winning candidates," Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath told ANI. 

Just in | Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel has won the Phulpur by-polls by over 59,613 votes.

Phulpur Bypoll | Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 57,148 votes. SP has received 3,37,683 votes. BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel is following SP with 2,80,535 votes after 31st round of counting.

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: Jitan Ram Manjhi said on Bihar Bypoll results.

Bihar Bypoll | In the Araria Lok Sabha Bypoll, RJD is leading by 57,791 votes. The party has received 4,46,179 votes. BJP is trailing with 3,88,388 votes after 22nd round of counting.

Here are the leads in Phulpur after 26 rounds of counting:

Samajwadi Party - 281445 votes

BJP - 241746 votes

"Congratulations to the winning candidates in today's bypolls. The result is clear that the electorate is very angry against the BJP and will vote for the non-BJP candidate who is most likely to win. The Congress will look forward toNavnirman in Uttar Pradesh, it won't be overnight," Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi tweeted. 

Here are the leads in Phulpur after 26 rounds of counting:

Samajwadi Party - 281445 votes

BJP - 241746 votes

Gorakhpur Bypoll | SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad is leading by 22,954 votes. The party has received 3,77,146 votes. BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla has received 3,54,192 votes after 25th round of counting.

Phulpur Bypoll | Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 47,351 votes. SP has received 3,05,172 votes so far. BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel is following SP with 2,57,821 votes after 28th round of counting.

JUST IN | BJP's Rinky Rani Pandey wins Bhabua assembly bypoll election 2018.   

Gorakhpur Bypoll: SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad leads by 26,960 votes

Samajwadi Party has received 2,62,346 votes. BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla is following SP with 2,35,836 votes after 17th round of counting.

Gorakhpur vote tally after the 15th round:

Samajwadi Party - 2,29,622 votes

BJP - 2,06,492 votes

13:57: Bihar Bypoll | BJP leads in Bhabua, RJD ahead in Jehanabad, Araria

BJP is leading in Bhabua with 40,501 votes. RJD leading in Jehanabad with 52,609 votes. In Araria, RJD is leading by 23,187 with 3,33,050 votes, whereas BJP is trailing with 3,09,863 votes.

13:46 Phulpur Bypoll: SP continues to lead by a margin of 22,842 votes

Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 22,842 with 1,67,008 votes. BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel second with 1,44,166 votes after 15th round of counting.

13:44 Vote tally in Phulpur so far: 

Samajwadi Party - 1,55,314 votes

BJP - 1,34,819 votes

Congress - 7,396 votes

13:28 Gorakhpur Bypoll | SP's lead widens by 15,000 votes

Samajwadi Party's Praveen Kumar Nishad is leading with 1,80,155 votes. BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla is second with 1,65,487 votes after 12th round of counting.

13:19 Gorakhpur Bypoll | SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad is leading with 1,63,941 votes. BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla is second with 1,50,062 votes after 11th round of counting.

13:17 Phulpur Bypoll | Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading with 1,55,314 votes. BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel is second with 1,34,819 votes after 14th round of counting.

13:14 Samajwadi Party widens lead in Gorakhpur by 13,000 votes

SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad is leading with 1,33,565 votes. BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla is second with 1,20,917 votes after ninth round of counting.

13:12 RJD has widened its lead in Jehanabad Lok Sabha Assembly bypoll elections by 12,804 votes.

13:10 Bihar Bypolls | In Araria Lok Sabha bypoll, RJD is leading with 257108 votes, while BJP is second with 244957 votes.

13:01 Bihar Bypolls | RJD is leading with 12,804 votes in Jehanabad.

12:56 Samajwadi Party's lead in Gorakhpur widens by 10,000 votes

Samajwadi Party's Praveen Kumar Nishad is leading with a margin of 10,598 in Gorakhpur with 1,19,427 votes. BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla is at the second spot with 1,08,829 votes after eighth round of counting.

12:52 Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha bypolls: Samajwadi Party leading in Gorakhpur, Phulpur 

Samajwadi Party candidates were leading in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh after initial rounds of counting for the parliamentary by-elections, officials said.

In the prestigious Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat, the home turf of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla was trailing behind Praveen Nishad of the SP by over 1,500 votes at the end of third round of counting.

Gorakhpur district magistrate Rajeev Rautela, who is also the returning officer, announced that after the third round of counting, Nishad polled 44,979 votes against 43,457 votes polled by Shukla. Congress candidate Sureetha Kareem was a distant third with only 1,712 votes in her kitty.

In Phulpur, SP candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel was leading by 8,199 votes after seven rounds of counting, election officials said. The SP candidate from Phulpur was ahead of BJP candidate Kaushalendra Patel. Independent Atiq Ahmed was at the third spot, followed by Congress.

The trends had an echo in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, when the Leader of the Opposition Ram Gobind Chaudhary pointed out to the Chair that mediapersons were being barred from entering the counting centre in Gorakhpur, and described it as "murder of democracy". Amid uproarious scenes created by a jubilant SP members, Speaker Hriday Narayan Dixit adjourned the House briefly.

12:47 Phulpur vote tally so far: 

Samajwadi Party - 1,22,247 votes

BJP - 1,06,534 votes

Congress - 5,668

12:43 Samajwadi Party's lead in Phulpur widens by 15,713 votes

Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is currently leading in Phulpur by 15,713 votes with 1,22,247 votes. BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel is at the second spot with 1,06,534 votes after 11th round of counting.

12:38 Gorakhpur Bypoll | After seven rounds in Gorakhpur, Samajwadi Party is leading by 9,466 votes with 1,05,156 votes against BJP's candidate Upendra Dutt Shukla who has 95,690 vote.

12:36 Bihar Bypolls | BJP is leading in Bhabua with 23,640 votes. RJD leading in Jehanabad with 32,554 votes.

12:35 Bihar Bypolls: Close competition in Araria Lok Sabha Assembly seat

In Araria, RJD is leading by 455 vote margin with 1,95,527 votes, it is followed by BJP with 195072 votes.

12:28 I think our margin of victory will be bigger in Gorakhpur than Phulpur, will win both comfortably: Ramgopal Yadav, Samajwadi Party MP, said.

12:27 Election Commission clarifies on Gorakhpur media gag

"Media is inside the Counting Campus since morning. They are being allowed in the space for Counting Agents only," EC said. As per ECI instructions, media can't be allowed in the area of EVMs, reports CNN News18. 

12:23 Phulpur vote tally so far: 

Samajwadi Party - 1,11,668 votes

BJP - 97,369 votes

Congress - 5,130 votes

12:19 Samajwadi Party widens lead in Gorakhpur by nearly 3,000 votes

Gorakhpur Bypoll SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad leading with 59907 votes, BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla second with 56,945 votes after fourth round of counting.

12:15 Samajwadi Party is filing a complaint with the Election Commission over Gorakhpur media gag, reports CNN News18. 

12:13 Phulpur Bypoll: Samajwadi Party widens lead by 14,239 votes

Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 14,239 with 1,11,668 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel second with 97,369 votes after 10th round of counting.

12:10 Samajwadi Party's Dharmendra Yadav is raising slogans in the Lok Sabha over the Gorakhpur matter. The media has been kept out of counting centre in Gorakhpur.

12:07 Bihar Bypoll | BJP is leading in Bhabua after 8th round of counting with 19,738 votes. RJD leading in Jehanabad after 10th round of counting with 29,551 votes.

12:02 Vote tally in Bhabua constituency so far: 

BJP - 19,221 votes

Congress - 15,144 votes

12:00 Bihar Bypolls | The BJP is leading by 1749 votes in Araria Lok Sabha bye-elections, RJD is following the Saffron party after round 10 of counting.

11:55 Bihar Bypolls: BJP ahead in Araria and Bhabhua, RJD in Jehanabad 

The BJP is leading in the Araria Lok Sabha seat and Bhabua Assembly constituency, while the RJD was leading in the Jehanabad Assembly seat in Bihar bypolls.

After two rounds of counting, Pradeep Kumar Singh of the saffron party was leading by 2,321 votes in the Araria seat, EC officials said.

Rinky Rani Pandey of the BJP was leading by 2,729 votes in the Bhabua Assembly constituency. RJD's Suday Yadav was leading by around 1,200 votes in the Jehanabad Assembly seat, according to the early trends.

11:52 Bihar Bypolls | BJP is now leading by close to 9,000 votes in Araria Lok Sabha Assembly bye-election.

11:47 Phulpur Bypoll | 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.

11:45 Samajwadi Party surpasses BJP to lead in Gorakhpur Bypoll by 1000 votes

Gorakhpur Bypoll SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad is leading by 1523 with 44,979 votes, BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla second with 43,456 votes.

11:41 Close battle in Gorakhpur Bypoll 

Samajwadi Party's Praveen Kumar Nishad is leading with 29,218 votes, while BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla at a close second with 29,194 votes.

11:39 In Gorakhpur, the bypoll counting is being held amid radio silence.

11:38 Phulpur ByPoll | Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 9924 votes with 87,272 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel second with 77,348 votes after eight round of counting.

11:36 Bihar Bypolls | BJP leading in Bhabua by 2528 votes, RJD leading in Jehanabad by 8899 votes.

11:33 I firmly believe that we will win both Gorakhpur and Phulpur, Samajwadi Party is leading in initial rounds but a number of rounds are still left. I know the voters of that area, we will have a win with a comfortable margin of a lakh: Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya told ANI. 

11:31 Bihar Bypolls | In Araria Lok Sabha seat, BJP is leading by 8979 vote margin. The Saffron party has received 1,13,169 votes, followed by RJD with 1,04,190 votes.

11:27 Uttar Pradesh Bypolls | After four rounds of counting, Samajwadi Party's lead in Phulpur surges to over 7,000 votes, while Election Commission officials are not disclosing anything in Gorakhpur, reports CNN News18. SP's total votes in Phulpur now ar 54,562, BJP at 47,631 and the independent jailed candidate, Ateeq Ahmad, is at 10,505.

11:24 Phulpur Bypoll | Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 6931 votes, while BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel is following at the second position with 47,631 votes.

11:12 Speaking to Firstpost,  BJP's  candidate  from  Phulpur   Lok   Sabha seat  Kaushlendra Singh Patel said that these numbers are just "early trends." SP has been leading from this constituency since the start.

"Bharatiya Janata Party will win with huge mandate, wait and watch," Patel said.

10:52 Bihar Bypolls | BJP continues to lead in Bhabua. The Saffron Party is currently ahead by 2714 votes in Bhabua. RJD is leading in Jehanabad.

10:50 Phulpur vote tally so far:

Samajwadi Party - 43,562

Bharatiya Janata Party - 39,955

Independent candidate - 8,583

10:48 "I am confident of my victory. People are saying that SP's grand alliance will win this seat but there is a doubt in everyone's mind regarding EVM machines. The government can do anything using state administration," SP's Praveen Nishad said.

10:46 Round four of counting over in Phulpur: EC

According to the additional commissioner of the Election Commission, round four of counting is over in Phulpur Lok Sabha constituency,  reports Firstpost. The EC said that there were delays due to "some problem" with one EVM.

10:36 Phulpur Bypoll vote tally so far: 

Congress - 1,396

Samajwadi Party - 33,227

Bharatiya Janata Party - 30,786

10:34 Gorakhpur Bypoll | After the fourth round, BJP has widened its lead by 4688 votes in the seat vacated by CM Yogi Adityanath. The Saffron party has been on the lead since the first round.

10:25 Phulpur Bypoll | The Samajwadi Party (SP) maintained its lead in the second round of counting and managed to get 3272 votes, while the BJP got 2306. After two rounds, the total votes in favour of Samajwadi Party are 6744, BJP is at 4379 and the Congress has received 208 votes.

10:22 Bihar Bypolls | After third round of counting BJP is leading in Bhabua and RJD is leading in Jehanabad after second round of counting.

10:20 Bihar Bypolls | The BJP continues to lead in the Araria Lok Sabha bypoll after second round of counting.

10:19 Phulpur ByPoll | Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel is leading by 1058 votes with 22,460 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel at a close second with 21,402 votes.

10:15 Bihar Bypolls | BJP surges ahead of RJD in Araria Lok Sabha seat BJP leading with 3,780 votes after first round of counting, while JD(U) is leading by 23 votes in Jehanabad. 

10:08 Gorakhpur Bypoll | The BJP is ahead in Gorakhpur after the first round. The BJP is leading with 3,134 votes in Campierganj Vidhan Sabha (Gorakhpur) while Samajwadi Party is trailing with 3,300 votes.

10:04 Bihar Bypolls | The BJP is leading in the two constituencies — Araria and Bhabua — while JDU is ahead in Jehanabad.

09:49 Samajwadi Party candidate for Gorakhpur, Praveen Nishad, has raised questions over EVMS. Gorakhpur Lok Sabha constituency witnessed a polling percentage of 47.45 percent while Phulpur saw a turnout of only 37.39 percent at the close of the voting on Sunday, the Election Commission said.

09:36 Bihar Bypolls | In Jehanabad, RJD's Suday Yadav, the son of leader Kumar Krishna Mohan, is ahead in the seat by 347 votes. The seat fell vacant after the death of RJD leader Mundrika Yadav. This is the first electoral battle in the state since Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who also heads the JD(U), walked out of the alliance with the RJD and the Congress and joined the BJP-led NDA last year.

09:34 Phulpur Bypoll | Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel leading by 1437 votes with 7600 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel 6163 votes after round 3.

09:33 Bhabua Bypoll | BJP's Rani Rinki Pandey is leading in the seat with 1200+ votes. Re-polling was completed on 27 booths in Bhabua constituency on Tuesday which was necessitated due to malfunctioning of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the poll on March 11. The seat saw 54 percent polling.

09:30 Bihar Bypolls | After first round of counting BJP is leading in Kaimur and RJD is leading in Jehanabad.

09:28 Samajwadi Party is leading with 3,472 votes in Phulpur assembly, reports CNN News18. 

09:25 Araria Lok Sabha Bypoll | BJP is leading after first round of counting.

09:18 Phulpur ByPoll | Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Singh Patel leading by 1399 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel second.

09:16 For the first time in 25 years, arch-rivals — Akhilesh and Mayawati — have teamed up to take on the BJP. The saffron party had steamrolled the regional parties in last year's Assembly elections.

09:14 I am 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. Govt can do anything using state administration: Praveen Kumar Nishad, SP candidate from Gorakhpur, told ANI. 

09:04 Ten nominees were in the fray from Gorakhpur, while 22 candidates contested from Phulpur.

09:01 Bihar Bypolls | BJP leads in Bhabhua and RJD leads in Jehanabad assembly seats.

08:56 Early trends show BJP candidates leading in Gorakhpur and Phulphur bypoll elections. Kaushalendra Singh Patel is leading in Phulpur and Upendra Dutt Shukla is leading in Gorakhpur.

08:22 According to the Election Commission, there 19.61 lakh voters in Phulpur parliamentary constituency, while there are 19.49 lakh electorate for Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat.

08:18 Termed by Adityanath a rehearsal for the 2019 Lok Sabha election, the bye-elections are witnessing a triangular contest involving the ruling BJP, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Congress.

08:15 Here are the candidates fielding from different parties:

The saffron party had fielded Kaushalendra Singh Patel from Phulpur and Upendra Dutt Shukla from Gorakhpur. The SP had fielded Pravin Nishad from Gorakhpur and Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel from Phulpur. The Congress had nominated Sureetha Kareem for Gorakhpur and Manish Mishra for Phulpur.

08:13 The counting for Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats has begun.

08:12 On the other hand, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav had said it (polling day) was a day to "change and re-write history". Termed by Adityanath a "rehearsal" for the 2019 Lok Sabha election, the bypolls saw a triangular contest involving the ruling BJP, the SP and the Congress.

08:07 Gorakhpur Bypolls

Gorakhpur is significant for the BJP as it is the bastion of the chief minister, who represented the seat in the Lok Sabha five times.

Prior to Adityanath, the seat was thrice represented in Parliament by his mentor, Yogi Avaidyanath. 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. Meanwhile, in Gorakhpur, District Magistrate Rajiv Routela said as per EC instructions, there will be restriction on victory processions after the results.

08:05 The bypolls were necessitated after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister 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.

After casting his vote in Gorakhpur, Adityanath had claimed that the BJP was getting a widespread support from the people, while Maurya had said his party would win both the seats. Adityanath had also called the BSP-SP partnership for the bypolls an "unholy alliance".

"The voters will reject this opportunistic, unethical and unholy alliance," Adityanath had said.

07:59  The voter turnout was 47.45 percent in Gorakhpur and 37.39 percent in Phulpur in Sunday's polling. Ten nominees were in the fray from Gorakhpur, while 22 candidates contested from Phulpur. According to the EC, there are 19.61 lakh voters in the Phulpur Parliamentary constituency, while the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat has 19.49 lakh voters.

07:56 Lok Sabha bypolls in Uttar Pradesh: Counting of votes

Counting of votes for the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bye-elections will start today amid tight security arrangements. An Election Commission (EC) official said all arrangements had been made for the counting of ballots and the results were expected to be declared by today afternoon.

07:50 Good morning readers, the counting for the by-elections toGood morning readers, the counting for the by-elections to Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats will start today.  Stay tuned for live updates. will start today.  Stay tuned for live updates.