LIVE: SP, BSP workers celebrate in Gorakhpur

New Delhi, March 14: The result of Gorakhpur seat is crucial as it is the bastion of Yogi Adityanath. Stay tune for LIVE updates:

-SP, BSP workers celebrate in Gorakhpur as the SP candidate Praveen Kumar Nishad leads in the counting of votes

-Gorakhpur bypoll: SP, BSP workers celebrate in Gorakhpur as the SP candidate Praveen Kumar Nishad leads in the counting of votes. He is leading by 50,000 votes.

-We didn't expect that BSP's vote will be transferred to SP in such a manner. We will analyze after seeing the final results and prepare for a situation in future when BSP, SP and Congress can come together & also make our strategy for winning 2019 elections: KP Maurya, Deputy CM

-Great victory. Congratulations to Mayawati Ji and Akhilesh Yadav Ji for UP By Polls. The beginning of the end has started, tweets Mamata Banerjee

-SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad leads by 26,960 votes with 2,62,346 votes, BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla second with 2,35,836 votes after 17th round of counting.

-SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad leading with 2,12,061 votes, BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla second with 1,92,860 votes after 14th round of counting.

-Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel leading by 22,842 with 1,67,008 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel second with 1,44,166 votes after 15th round of counting

-Samajwadi Party workers play with gulal and celebrate as trends show their candidates leading in Phulpur and Gorakhpur by polls.-SP leading in both Phulpur and Gorakhpur 

-SP leading with 1, 63, 941 votes, BJP trailing

- SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad leading with 1,80,155 votes, BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla second with 1,65,487 votes after 12th round of counting.

-SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad leading with 1,80,155 votes, BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla second with 1,65,487 votes after 12th round of counting.

-SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad leading with 1,33,565 votes, BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla second with 1,20,917 votes after ninth round of counting.

-SP leading with a gap of 3000 votes in Gorakhpur

-SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad leading with a margin of 10,598

-SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad leading with 89950 votes, BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla second with 82811 votes after 6th sound of counting

-SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad leading with 74,077 votes

-Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel leading by 14,239 with 111668 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel second with 97369 votes after ten rounds of counting.

-Keshav Prasad Maurya: I firmly believe that we will win both Gorakhpur and Phulpur. SP is leading in initial rounds but a number of rounds are still left. I know the voters of that area, we will have a win with a comfortable margin of a lakh. 

-Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel leading by 12,231 votes with 99,557 votes,

-Lucknow Assembly adjourned for 10 minutes following ruckus over the issue of media being kept out of counting centre in Gorakhpur, the issue was raised by SP's Ram Govind Chaudhary.

-SP's Praveen Kumar Nishad leading by 1523 with 44,979 votes, BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla second with 43,456 votes.

- SP leading, BJP trailing in Phulpur

-BJP ahead with 3,134 votes in Gorakhpur

-SP ahead in Phulpur with 6744 votes 

-Samajwadi Party's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel leading by 1437 votes

-SP's Nagendra Singh Patel leading by 1399 votes, BJP's Kaushlendra Singh Patel second

The counting of votes for Lok Sabha by-election for the two constituencies of Uttar Pradesh, Gorakhpur and Phulpur begins today.

Tight security arrangements have been made for the counting of ballots in the area and the results are expected to the declared by afternoon.

47.45 per cent of voter turnout was recorded in Gorakhpur Lok Sabha constituency, while Phulpur witnessed a polling percentage of 37.39 percent in the election held on March 11.

The bypolls were necessitated after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya vacated their seats in Gorakhpur and Phulpur, respectively, on taking office.

Termed by Adityanath as a 'rehearsal' for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the bypolls witnessed a triangular contest involving the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, the Samajwadi Party and the Congress.

For Gorakhpur, the key contenders were Upendra Shukla from the BJP, Praveen Nishad from the SP and Surhita Chatterjee Karim from the Congress.

Meanwhile, candidates in the fray for the Phulpur seat are Kaushalendra Singh Patel from the BJP, Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel from the SP and Manish Mishra from the Congress Party.

For these bypolls, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the SP have set aside their rivalry to join forces. 

Heavy security has been deployed at Gorakhpur university where counting will be held.
Bharatiya Janata Party's Upendra Dutt Shukla is in the fray for the Gorakhpur seat this time. 

The Samajwadi Party has fielded Praveen Nishad in Gorakhpur. The Bahujan Samaj Party  and the Rashtriya Lok Dal have extended their support to the SP candidate.

The Congress is fighting on its own and has named Surahita Kareem as its candidate.
The announcement by the Mayawati led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) to support Samajwadi Party’s candidate has made these bypolls very interesting as the results of these polls will decide on future alliance of the arch-rivals.
News24Bureau with Agencies