Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference, in Lucknow.(PTI Photo)
Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference, in Lucknow.(PTI Photo)

People have given BJP a befitting reply in UP bypolls, says Akhilesh Yadav

The SP leader congratulated the voters in Noorpur and Kairana. “This is a victory for the farmers, the neglected, the poor and the Dalits.”
Indo Asian News Service, Lucknow | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 09:21 PM IST

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said the victory of the combined opposition candidates in the Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur Assembly by elections is a “befitting” reply to the BJP and those who sought to divide the country.

“I want to congratulate all the people, farmers, Dalits etc. who voted for us. This is a defeat for those who do not believe in democracy. People have given a befitting reply to the BJP. The people who were trying to divide the nation have got a befitting reply,” the former chief minister told reporters here.

He said that people of the state have taught the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a lesson for “betraying” on all the poll promises.

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“People of the state have taught them a lesson for betraying them,” Yadav said, adding, “UP government has repeatedly fooled the people. Farmers were told that their loans were waived but instead they lost their lives.”

The SP leader congratulated the voters in Noorpur and Kairana. “This is a victory for the farmers, the neglected, the poor and the Dalits.”

He thanked the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) Chief Ajit Singh, RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary for holding the fort against the BJP in Kairana and recalled the legacy of former Prime Minister Charan Singh.

The SP leader also thanked the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Mahan Party, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Nishad Party, Peace Party, Left parties and the Congress for supporting the opposition candidates in the bypolls.

By-election results
Voting was held on May 28 for four Lok Sabha and 10 assembly constituencies
LOK SABHA
Constituency Wins Held by
Kairana (Uttar Pradesh) RLD BJP
Palghar (Maharashtra) BJP BJP
Bhandara- Gondiya (Maharashtra) NCP BJP
Nagaland NDPP NPF
ASSEMBLY
Constituency Wins Held by
Noorpur (Uttar Pradesh) SP BJP
Shahkot (Punjab) Congress SAD
Jokihat (Bihar) RJD JD(U)
Gomia (Jharkhand) JMM JMM
Silli (Jharkhand) JMM JMM
Chengannur (Kerala) CPI(M) CPI(M)
Palus Kadegaon (Maharashtra) Congress Congress
Ampati (Meghalaya) Congress Congress
Tharali (Uttarakhand) BJP BJP
Maheshtala (West Bengal) TMC TMC
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