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Last Updated : Mar 14, 2018 08:55 PM IST | Source: NEWS18.com

‘Beginning of the end has started,’ says Mamata Banerjee as BJP loses in UP, Bihar by-polls

The leads for Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls in Uttar Pradesh and the Araria, Bhabhua and Jehanabad assembly bypolls in Bihar show the parties comprehensively beating the ruling BJP. In a series of tweets, Mamata Banerjee said Wednesday’s results were the “beginning of the end”.

As the bypoll results in Bihar and UP were being announced, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted congratulatory messages to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav.

RJD won the Araria Lok Sabha Bypoll by 61,988 votes. The party received 5,09,334 votes, while the BJP candidate received 44,7346 votes.

In UP, Samajwadi Party candidates Pravin Kumar Nishad and Nagendra Pratap Singh, won the Lok Sabha seats in Gorakhpur and Phulpur by 22,881 and 59,613 votes, respectively.

However, BJP managed to hold on to the Bhabua assembly seat in Bihar.

In a series of tweets, Mamata Banerjee said Wednesday’s results were the “beginning of the end”.

“Great victory. Congratulations to Mayawati Ji and Akhilesh Yadav for UP Bypolls. The beginning of the end has started,” the West Bengal Chief Minister said.

In her second tweet, Banerjee tweeted to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, saying, “Congratulations to Lalu Prasad Ji for winning Araria and Jehanabad. This is a great victory.”

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First Published on Mar 14, 2018 03:56 pm
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