Lok Sabha bypolls results: BJP loses all 3 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar

LUCKNOW/PATNA: In a surprising blow to the BJP ahead of the 2019 basic elections, the celebration on Wednesday lost bypolls to all 3 Lok Sabha seats it contested, including its bastion Gorakhpur, and Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh, besides Araria in Bihar.
The shocker for the BJP got here days after its marvel win in 3 northeastern states, including Tripura, the place it scripted history, demolishing the Left castle of 25 years and forming its first government in the state. Together with its regional allies, the BJP additionally shaped its governments in Nagaland and Meghalaya.

A consolidation of OBC, Dalit and Muslim votes powered Samajwadi Party applicants to victory in Gorakhpur, a seat represented by means of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for 5 successive terms, and Phulpur, which elected his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. BJP had gained Phulpur for the first time.

Both of them had gained their seats by means of margins of over 3 lakh votes.

Samajwadi Party's Pravin Nishad defeated BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla by means of 21,961 votes in Gorakhpur, the seat which was with the celebration since 1989, while Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel of SP clinched the Phulpur seat drubbing the saffron celebration's Kaushalendra Singh Patel by means of 59,460 votes.

Lalu Prasad's RJD retained the Araria Lok Sabha seat the place its nominee Sarfaraz Alam beat BJP's Pradeep Kumar Singh by means of over 60,000 votes, in a set again for the JD(U)-BJP alliance, which went to the hustings for the first time after Nitish Kumar returned to the NDA fold.

In small consolation for the BJP, its candidate Rinki Rani Pandey retained the Bhabhua Assembly seat for the celebration, defeating her Congress rival Shambhu Singh Patel by means of about 14,000 votes.

The RJD retained the Jehanabad Assembly seat, with its nominee Suday Yadav defeating his JD(U) rival Abhiram Sharma by means of greater than 30,000 votes.

Buffeted by means of the marvel defeat, Adityanath attributed it to "overconfidence" of the celebration and known as for an in-depth research of the reasons.

"We failed to understand the implications of this alliance between Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party that are as different as chalk and cheese in the middle of the elections as part of bargain for the Rajya Sabha elections," he stated. The SP is backing BSP candidate for the approaching Rajya Sabha polls in the state.

The SP's victory reminded most of the triumph of the now defunct JD(U)-RJD-Congress Grand Alliance in Bihar which had trounced the BJP-led NDA in 2015. The victory was attributed to the consolidation of OBC and Muslim citizens in favour of the Grand alliance after the 2 primary parties--JD(U) and RJD got here in combination.

In Uttar Pradesh, besides the BJP, the SP and BSP are primary protagonists in the political enviornment. The SP and BSP had shaped a coalition government in the state in 1993 when the BJP, regardless of emerging as the single greatest celebration following the demolition of the Babri mosque, didn't get a majority.

In Gorakhpur, a consolidation of OBC-Dalit-Muslim votes, which used to get cut up between the SP and BSP, besides the toughen of smaller entities like the Nishad Party and Peace Party, worked wonders for the Samajwadi Party applicants.

The Nishad Party holds considerable affect over the fisherfolk community in the belt, while the Peace Party is a power to reckon with among Muslims in the house.

Keshav Prasad Maurya stated the SP's victory was the results of BSP's talent to transfer its votes to the previous.

The bypoll victories would possibly now nudge the secular events to forge a wide alliance of anti-BJP forces at the national degree before the general elections. Leaders of 20 opposition events, including the SP and BSP, had congregated at UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's place of dwelling the day prior to this to discover the sort of possibility.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi described the effects as a reflection of public anger in opposition to the BJP.

"Congratulations to the winners of today's by-elections. It is clear from the results that voters have a lot of anger towards the BJP and will vote for any non-BJP candidate who has more chances of winning. The Congress is keen on rebuilding the party in Uttar Pradesh, but that will not happen overnight," he tweeted in Hindi.

Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav termed the victory as one of "social justice" and profusely thanked the BJP for it.

The BJP had scored a thumping victory in Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, and along side ally Apna Dal, gained 73 of the states 80 seats. The NDA allies had polled 43.3 per cent votes.

The SP had pocketed 22.2 per cent votes and gained 5 seats, while the BSP didn't open its account regardless of polling 19.6 per cent votes. The blended proportion of votes polled by means of the 2 events was marginally not up to the NDA's at 41.eight per cent.

The NDA progressed upon its efficiency in the 2017 Assembly polls, successful 325 seats in the 403-member Assembly, polling 48.7 per cent votes. The SP gained 47 seats with 21.eight per cent votes. The BSP gained 19 seats with 22.2 per cent votes. The two events in combination polled 40.eight per cent votes.

As the BJP evaluations the reasons for the shock defeat and is going again to the drafting board to finetune its technique for the 2019 elections, today's victory gave its rivals, beset by means of a string of defeats, a explanation why to smile, and forge closer ties to take at the NDA.
Lok Sabha bypolls results: BJP loses all 3 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar Lok Sabha bypolls results: BJP loses all 3 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar Reviewed by kailash soni on March 14, 2018 Rating: 5
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