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SP consolidates leads in Gorakhpur, Phulpur LS seats

In Phulpur too, SP candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel was leading by 29,474 votes after 20th round of counting

Lucknow: Candidates of the Samajwadi Party consolidated their leads over nearest BJP rivals in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, latest trends showed.

The Samajwadi Party had an electoral understanding with ’s BSP and tied up with local satraps. Its candidate Pravin Nishad was leading over Upendra Dutt Shukla of BJP by 26,510 votes in Gorakhpur at the end of the 17th round of .

In Phulpur too, SP candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel was leading by 29,474 votes after the 20th round of counting.

With some more rounds of counting still being , the overall picture appeared that the electorate did not back the saffron party ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

The bypolls were necessitated after Chief Minister and his Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya vacated the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats respectively, following their election to the state legislative council.

PTI

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