Voting for Araria Lok Sabha seat and Assembly Constituencies of Bhabua & Jehanabad

Gorakhpur by-poll elections 2018 LIVE Updates, Keshav Prasad Maurya is confident about BJP win in Lok Sabha bypolls 2018

By-elections are being held in Gorakhpur formerly held by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath - and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.

"The people know that development is the only panacea", he told reporters.

The byelections in Uttar Pradesh are significant since they mark the new alliance of the SP and the BSP which could change the complexion of politics in the state if it proves a success.

Referring to BSP's support to SP in the bypolls, Adityanath, who addressed four rallies in Gorakhpur Friday, said, "When the SP found that the tactic of fielding imported candidate is not working, it mounted elephant (BSP's poll symbol) on bicycle (SP's symbol)?that cycle has already dismantled".

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire. The results for the same will be declared on Wednesday.

In Gorakhpur, the BJP had nominated Upendra Dutt Shukla against SP's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel and Sureetha Kareem of the Congress.

Votes will be cast in Gorakhpur and Phulpur parliamentary bypolls today. The voters of Mayawatiji have deserted the BSP and have reposed their faith in Modiji, Yogi and BJP.

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Lucknow/Patna: Moderate to low polling was recorded on Sunday in the Lok Sabha by-elections in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur and Phulpur and Bihar's Araria, being viewed as yet another test for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the general elections next year.

The Bhabua assembly seat was vacated after the death of the BJP's Anand Bhushan Pandey.

In the Phulpur seat of Allahabad, which was represented by Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, has 793 polling centres and 2,059 polling stations. "We are winning both the Lok Sabha seats, and with wider margin", Maurya claimed. In Phulpur, the polling percentage was 37 per cent as against 50.20 in 2014.

In Araria, the death of Mohd Taslimuddin necessitated the bypoll, while in Jahanabad, the death of Mundrika Yadav led to the seat falling empty.

By 12 noon, 31.25 percent voter turnout was recorded in Bihar's Araria constituency, 24.5 percent in Bhabhua and 28.6 percent in Jahanabad.

In Jehanabad Assembly seat, the RJD fielded Uday Yadav.

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