SP-RLD alliance set to clean sweep all 3 seats in UP bypolls
Lucknow/IBNS: Samajwadi Party-Rashtriya Lok Dal alliance is set to clean sweep all three seats that went to bypoll on December 5.
Dimple Yadav, Samajwadi chief Akhilesh Yadav’s wife, is leading from the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat by over one lakh votes.
The bypoll to this seat was necessitated after the death of its sitting MP Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav had campaigned extensively seeking votes in the name of the SP patriarch, who won four Lok Sabha elections from the seat.
SP has also gained considerable ground in the Rampur assembly seat - where the incumbent and Samajwadi Party strongman Azam Khan was disqualified after being convicted in a hate speech case last month.
There was less than 40 percent voting in the bypoll with the Samajwadi Party alleging its supporters were prevented by the administration and the police from voting.
In Western UP’s Khatauli assembly seat, BJP candidate is trailing behind Madan Bhaiya, a strongman who has been a four-term MLA in the past.
The by-elections here were necessitated after incumbent BJP MLA Vikram Saini and his wife were convicted in a case.