Terming the first year of BJP rule in the Uttar Pradesh as 'a year of setting bad examples', BSP chief Mayawati asked the Yogi Adityanath government to seriously introspect on its failures.
Fast emerging as ace campaigner of the BJP, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath appears pinned down on Gorakhpur after the Samajwadi Party ended three decades of saffron domination.
Chances of a 'mahagathbandhan' of anti-BJP parties before the 2019 general elections gets a boost in Uttar Pradesh.
The Congress party, which had offered an alliance with the old friend SP, was spurned by the latter and was left to go it alone in the by polls.
UP bypolls: Samajwadi Party-BSP combine deliver body blow to BJP; win Gorakhpur, Phulpur drawing roadmap for 2019 Lok Sabha polls
The SP-BSP’s victory ahs certainly refreshed the days of 1993 when the two regional forces had joined hands to throw a spanner in saffron surge in the wake of Ram temple movement.
BJP blighted in bypolls, loses all three Uttar Pradesh, Bihar Lok Sabha seats including bastion Gorakhpur
The shocker for the BJP came days after its surprise win in three northeastern states, including Tripura, where it scripted history, demolishing the Left citadel of 25 years.
Akhilesh Yadav says Gorakhpur, Phulpur bypoll results message to national politics; thanks BSP supremo Mayawati
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said the results of Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha by-polls give a "message and a direction" to national politics.
BJP underestimated unnatural SP-BSP deal; defeat people’s mandate, a lesson too, says Yogi Adityanath on party's loss in UP bypolls
The Uttar Pradesh chief minister termed BJP's bypoll defeats in Gorakhpur and Phulpur as a lesson to the party which would do an introspection.
According to an official, at the end of the 14th round of counting, Praveen Nishad of the SP was leading by 19,201 votes in Gorakhpur over his nearest BJP rival.
Much is at stake both for the ruling party and the Opposition as the prestigious Gorakhpur and Phulpur seats go to poll on Sunday.
BSP chief and former Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati refuted the reports of any political alliance with any party in the state.
It may be recalled that in 1993, SP-BSP had stitched an alliance in UP and formed the government with Mulayam Singh Yadav as CM.