Uttar Pradesh bypolls: BJP leads in SP's home turf; ahead in both Azamgarh and Rampur

While in Rampur there is direct fight between SP and BJP, Azamgarh is witnessing a triangular contest with BSP forming the third corner

PTIUpdated: Sunday, June 26, 2022, 01:22 PM IST
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Dharmendra Yadav, SP Lok Sabha by-poll candidate from Azamgarh | ANI

After an initial lead, Samajwadi Party is now trailing on both Rampur and Azamgarh Lok Sabha seats, counting for which began Sunday morning.

A close contest is being witnessed between the Samajwadi Party and BJP on both the seats.

According to available trends, SP candidate Mohd Asim Raja, who was earlier leading, is now trailing by 5,381 votes in Rampur behind his nearest rival, Ghanshyam Lodhi of the BJP.

In Azamgarh, BJP candidate Dinesh Lal Yadav 'Nirahua' has taken a lead of 6,775 votes over SP's Dharmendra Yadav.

BSP's Shah Alam alias Guddu Jamali is trailing at third spot in Azamgarh.

While in Rampur there is direct fight between SP and BJP, Azamgarh is witnessing a triangular contest with BSP forming the third corner.

Both seats were held by the SP in 2019 polls.

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