BJP leader claims victory in Rampur Lok Sabha by-poll, says ‘history being made’


The BJP has claimed victory in the Rampur Lok Sabha by-poll saying that the history was being made in the crucial parliamentary seat in Uttar Pradesh.

BJP’s national general secretary, BL Santosh, took to Twitter to write, ‘History being made. @BJP4India wins Rampur LS by election by 37797 votes . Azamgarh is also about to win. Death knell to communal, divisive, minority appeasement politics . Mandate for Politics of Vikas practiced by PM Sri @narendramodi ably assisted by CM @myogiadityanath.”

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The Election Commission has not officially declared BJP candidate Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi the winner in Rampur, but he was shown to be leading against Samajwadi Party candidate, Mohd. Asim Raja by more than 14,000 votes.



Rampur has been a fiefdom for the Samajwadi Party with Azam Khan representing the seat in the past. The by-poll was triggered by Khan’s resignation.

Another seat going for Lok Sabha by-poll in Uttar Pradesh was Azamgarh, where BJP’s Dinesh Lal Yadav “Nirahua” was leading over Samajwadi Party’s Dharmendra Yadav by over 12,000 votes.