People reply to governments that trouble them, says Akhilesh after UP bypoll wins

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WION Web Team Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India Mar 14, 2018, 01.25 PM (IST)

Reacting to Samajwadi Party’s victory in Gorakhpur and Phulpur bypolls, former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said the verdict is against the bad governance of the BJP government. 

"I want to thank BSP leader Mayawati for her support on both Lok Sabha seats," said SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.

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Akhilesh attributed Samajwadi Party’s win to the support from Dalits, farmers, labourers, women and unemployed; says it is a victory of social justice. 

"Governments which trouble people are brought down; this government brought problems and led to fear among people," said Akhilesh Yadav

The SP-BSP combine won Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats, vacated by party’s two top leaders – Adityanath and Keshav Prasad Maurya who respectively went on to become the chief minister and deputy chief minister of the state.