UP polls: Yogi Adityanath wins Gorakhpur Urban seat by over 1 lakh votes, BJP makes clean sweep in district - Hindustan Times
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UP polls: Yogi Adityanath wins Gorakhpur Urban seat by over 1 lakh votes, BJP makes clean sweep in district

ByHT Correspondent, Lucknow
Mar 11, 2022 12:49 AM IST

In the 2017 assembly election, the BJP had won eight seats in Gorakhpur and the BSP bagged one — the Chillupar seat

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday won all nine seats in Gorakhpur district where chief minister Yogi Adityanath, contesting his first assembly election, defeated his nearest rival Subhawati Shukla of the Samajwadi Party by margin of 1,03,390 votes in the contest for the Gorakhpur Urban seat.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath gestures to supporters as he arrives at the BJP office in Lucknow on Thursday. (AP PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath gestures to supporters as he arrives at the BJP office in Lucknow on Thursday. (AP PHOTO)

In the 2017 assembly election, the BJP had won eight seats in Gorakhpur and the BSP bagged one — the Chillupar seat.

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This time, besides Gorakhpur Urban, the BJP won the Gorakhpur Rural, Khajani, Pipraich, Sahjanwa, Chauri-Chaura, Bansgaon, Chillupar and Campiyarganj assembly seats.

In Gorakhpur Rural, the BJP’s Bipin Singh defeated SP candidate Vijay Bahadur Yadav by 24,070 votes.

In Chauri-Chaura, the BJP candidate Sharwan Kumar Nishad defeated SP’s Brijesh Chandra Lal by margin of (41,127 votes.

In Chillupar, the BJP’s Rajesh Tripathi defeated the SP’s Vinay Shankar Tripathi by 21,645 votes.

In Caimpiyarganj, the BJP’s Fateh Bahadur defeated the SP’s Kajal Nishad by 42,656 votes.

The BJP candidate from Bansgaon, Vimlesh Paswan, defeated the SP candidate Sanjay Kumar by a margin of 32,309 votes.

In Khajani, the BJP’s Sri Ram Chauhan defeated SP candidate Rupawati Beldar by 37,101 votes, In Pipraich, the BJP’s Mahendra Pal Singh defeated the SP’s Amrendra Nishad by margin of 65,327 votes.

In Sahjanwa, the BJP’s Pradeep Shukla defeated SP candidate Yaspal Singh Rawat by 43,406 votes.

Gorakhpur had voted in the sixth phase of the UP assembly election on March 3.

During the campaign, chief minister Yogi Adityanath had urged the voters to ensure the BJP’s victory on all the nine seats.

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