STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Bypoll results of six UP seats out, BJP wins five and SP one

Lucknow Cant, Govindnagar, (Kanpur), Pratapgarh, Balha (Bahriach) and Gangoh have all gone to the ruling BJP and its allies while Zaidpur in Barabanki was won by the Samajwadi Party.

Published: 24th October 2019 03:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th October 2019 06:14 PM   |  A+A-

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath (Photo | PTI)

Express News Service

LUCKNOW: In politically crucial Uttar Pradesh, the bypolls to 11 Assembly seats, which were being seen as a litmus test for the Yogi Adityanath government, the saffron brigade has won five of the six seats for which results have been declared. 

Lucknow Cant, Govindnagar, (Kanpur), Pratapgarh, Balha (Bahriach) and Gangoh have all gone to the ruling BJP and its allies while Zaidpur in Barabanki was won by the Samajwadi Party.

Of the 11 seats which went to the polls on October 21, the BJP was holding nine while the other two were held by the SP and BSP in Rampur and Jalapur respectively.

Meanwhile, the Congress was leading comfortably in Gangoh. If the Congress manages to wrest Gangoh in Saharanpur where it had fielded Noman Masood, the relative of Congress strongman Imran Masood, it will come as a major morale booster for partymen. The grand old party fared better than the BSP which tried its luck for the first time in a major shift from its policy of not contesting byelections.

Of the 11 seats which witnessed an electoral battle, the SP remained the major rival to the ruling party. It remained in second position in five seats.

The BJP currently has 302 members out of 403 in the Assembly. The bypolls were a four-cornered contest with the BJP, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress fielding candidates in all the 11 assembly seats.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp