ET spoke to senior UP Ministers, close aides of the CM and key BJP strategists who said that they would remind people of the corruption and lawlessness under the reign of SP and BSP.
Bihar BJP chief Nityanand Rai has said the state police gave wrong information to deputy chief minister Sushil Modi on the recent killing in Darbhanga.
Araria has six assembly seats out of which we held three - we won four of them this time while RJD won Araria with leads on two assembly segments.
The upcoming Lok Sabha bypoll that is slated for next month has become challenging for the saffron party in the wake of the recent disappointment in Gorakhpur and Phulpur.
This adds to the talk of a broader anti-BJP alliance for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. SP in the recent past has been critical of BJP framing its political opponents in false cases.
Khan also criticised CM Yogi Adityanath for his statement over Eid celebrations in the state assembly. Adityanath had said he did not celebrate Eid.
People in Gorakhpur were fed up of BJP and wanted a change in power. In urban areas of Gorakhpur, which were a BJP stronghold, people did not even go out to vote, said Nishad.
The party did not give up its development pitch in the recent bypolls but buttressed it with a formidable caste coalition, say functionaries
Congress performance in Phulpur was disappointing as it secured just 19,334 votes, just 2.64% of the total votes polled here and lost its deposit.
The Gorakhpur seat was vacated by Yogi Adityanath while the Phulpur seat fell vacant after the election of his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya as an MLC in the state assembly.
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