In Gorakhpur, the urban assembly segment, which includes the Gorakhnath Mutt of which chief ministerYogi Adityanath is the head priest, recorded the lowest turnout of 37.76 per cent among all the five that make up the Lok Sabha constituency. The Congress won two seats and the BSP drew a blank.
The BJPlost the Gorakhpur seat to the SP by a margin of 21,961 votes. "The problem with pan-Indian parties is that they only concentrate on some big States and neglect the remaining", Mr. Thambidurai said.
Gorakhpuir has been a citadel of sorts for the BJP as Yogi Adityanath represented this seat for five terms before becoming the state's chief minister past year, necessitating a bypoll.
Gorakhpur District Magistrate Rajeev Rautela earlier sparked a storm by barring journalists from entering the counting centre and did not announce details of counting after the first two rounds. "Acche Din haver came, instead people brought BJP's bure din", said Yadav.
"Media is inside counting campus since morning". This incident was raised in the ongoing sessions in both Uttar Pradesh Assembly and in Lok Sabha by the opposition parties. "The way they have demolished the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, I think, people have given them the answer", said Yadav.
"BJP's policies have been such that they have harassed the poor, backwards, Dalits and Muslims of the state". He visited the BSP supremo's residence later in the evening. "Congress will look forward to "Navnirman" in Uttar Pradesh, it won't happen overnight", he said.
BJP, however, eked out one victory by retaining its Assembly seat of Bhabua, where Rinki Rani Pandey defeated Shambhu Singh Patel of the Congress Party. Congratulations to SP & BSP for this historic victory.
Mayawati may have been reluctant, but others in the general anti-BJP camp were much more hopeful about this alliance, seeing in it the beginnings of something that could take on the BJP electoral machine in the national elections that are due by 2019.
The BHU professor said the saffron party needs to introspect on its defeat as it has lost seats previously held by its chief minister and deputy chief minister. "It's unprecedented. Somehow, overconfidence was one of the reasons for it", said Adityanath who was the face of BJP's campaign and had described the bypolls as a dress rehearsal for 2019.
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