The BJP lost both the Phulpur seat in Uttar Pradesh, which fell vacant after Keshav Prasad Maurya left the Lok Sabha to become the state's deputy chief minister, and Gorakhpur, a seat that had been held by Adityanath - known to his followers as Yogi - for five terms before he was made chief minister. Congress's Sunil Singh Jakhar, son of former Lok Sabha speaker Balram Jakhar, defeated BJP's Swaran Solaria in the constituency by over 1.90 lakh votes.
Other than overconfidence by the BJP, the last-minute coming together of the arch rivals SP and BSP scuttled the BJP's chances, he said. SP candidate Pravin Kumar Nishad got 456,437 votes over his nearest BJP rival, Upendra Dutt Shukla, who secured 434,476 votes.
The results of the Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha bypolls, in which the ruling BJP suffered defeat, signalled the end of "overhyped" magic built on false promises and fake claims by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday.
In Bihar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav called for stitching a Grand Alliance at the national level on the line of the one formed in the state before the last Assembly elections to defeat the BJP.
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"Wait and watch", Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav said when asked if his party and the BSP would come together in 2019. In fact, the alliance helped the BJP to register massive success. Lalu Prasad's RJD retained the Araria Lok Sabha seat where its nominee Sarfaraz Alam beat BJP's Pradeep Kumar Singh by over 60,000 votes, in a set back for the JD (U)-BJP alliance, which went to the hustings for the first time after Nitish Kumar returned to the NDA fold. The Samajwadi Party defeated the BJP in the two constituencies.
Sonia Gandhi's dinner Tuesday night was enough indication of a broad anti-BJP coalition and the results now, be in Uttar Pradesh or Bihar, provide a powerful rationale for achieving this objective.
In Gorakhpur, Samajwadi Party candidate Praveen Kumar Nishad is leading by more than 10,000 votes. The Araria Lok Sabha seat became vacant after the death past year of Mohammad Taslimuddin, the RJD MP. Besides, it would inevitably improve bargaining chips for the SP in allocation of seats when SP-BSP-Congress grand alliance is being sewed up ahead of the general elections.
"We will then also make our strategy for winning the 2019 elections", he added. "We will analyse and work on the places where we lacked and will work harder and perform better in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections". The by-poll losses would dent his image, particularly Gorakhpur, his well nurtured and nourished constituency which he has won for past five consecutive terms.
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The CTD, Punjab Forensic Science Agency and police reached the scene, preserved the site and collected forensic evidence. Ashraf said numerous wounded were police and three were hospitalized in critical condition.
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