NEW DELHI: By-polls, to be held at Gorakhpur and Phulpur seats, are being reviewed as a preparation for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. While the ruling Yogi-led Govt, which registered a thrashing win in the 2017 UP Assembly polls by gabbing 325 of 403 seats along with the associates, is putting effort to retain both the seats. The Opposition parties are tried their finest poll-campaign to run off with the two seats away from the ruling party.
Arch rivals Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party have come together for the first time in 25 years to overthrow BJP.
UP by-election will be held on March 11, 2018, Sunday.
Yogi Adityanath vacated Gorakhpur parliamentary constituency after taking over the CM Post of Uttar Pradesh while Phulpur seat was vacated by Keshav Prasad Maurya after taking over as Deputy Chief Minister.
The contenders in UP by-election, Gorakhpur seat are Upendra Shukla from BJP, Praveen Nishad from SP, Surhita Chatterjee Karim from Congress are contesting the by-polls in Uttar Pradesh.
While the contenders for Phulpur seat are Kaushalendra Singh Patel from the BJP, Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel from SP, Manish Mishra from Congress are contesting from the Phulpur seat in UP bypolls.
The UP by-Polls results will be affirmed on March 14.