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Nw: UP polls: BJP wins 6 seats, leads on 2 in Lakhimpur Kheri

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In a shocking twist, the Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) has received six assembly constituencies– Lakhimpur Sadar, Palia, Nighasan, Gola Gokarnath, Kasta and Mohammadi–in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri, which earned nationwide consideration after eight other folks including four farmers had been killed in violence that erupted within the district in October last twelve months.

The occasion is, on the opposite hand, main on remainder of the 2 seats–Sri Nagar and Dhaurahra– as properly.

Union Minister Ajay Misra’s son Ashish Misra change into one of the most predominant accused within the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Ashish Misra change into accused of mowing down protestors, in particular farmers, who had been protesting in opposition to the now-scrapped farm licensed pointers within the Tikunia dwelling of the district. He change into therefore arrested but bought bail last month.

The Lakhimpur Kheri became a flashpoint within the scurry-up to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election with opposition parties encashing in by pitting the ruling BJP as ‘anti-farmer’ and anxious Ashish Misra’s resignation from the Union Cabinet.

BJP candidate from Nighasan Shashank Verma, received the seat by extra than 40,000 votes. Verma polled over 1,12,364 votes in opposition to 94,760 votes for his nearest rival RS Khuswaha of the Samajwadi Occasion (SP), recordsdata from the Election Rate (EC) showed.

In Lakhimpur, BJP’s Yogesh Varma attained 1,16,595 votes in opposition to 97,827 votes of SP candidate Utkarsh Verma Madhur. In Kasta, Saurabh Singh of BJP emerged victorious by polling 1,03,093 votes over SP’s Suneel Kumar Lala, who managed 88,929 votes, as per the EC recordsdata.

BJP candidate from Palia Harvinder Kumar Sahni bought 1,18,706 votes while SP’s Pritinder Singh Kakku attained 80,370 votes. In Gola Gokrannath, BJP candidate Arvind Giri attained 1,26,250 votes while his SP rival Vinay Tiwari garnered 96,548 votes. BJP’s Manju Tyagi bought 1,08,249 votes in opposition to 90,641 votes of Ram Sharan in Sri Nagar.

In an identical trend, at Dhaurahra constituency, Vinod Shankar of BJP finished 1,13,498 votes while his SP rival Varun Singh bought 88,888 votes. In Mohammdi, BJP candidate Lokendra Pratap Singh attained 99,377 votes and SP’s Daud Ahmad done 2d with 94,506 votes.

Lakhimpur Kheri had been one of the most predominant assault aspects of the Opposition parties corresponding to the SP, Congress and Bahujan Samaj Occasion in opposition to the BJP at some stage in campaigning for the verbalize Assembly polls.

Ajay Misra’s title change into no longer talked about within the BJP’s star campaigner list in Uttar Pradesh. He change into much less visible within the occasion’s campaigning programmes in Lakhimpuri Kheri. The Union Minister had additionally skipped rallies of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath within the district.

(With inputs from PTI)

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