Lucknow: As per media reports Samajwadi Party candidate Nagendra Singh Patel defeated his closest rival Kaushlendra Singh Patel of the BJP by 59,613 votes.
Latest trends showed that the SP was leading in Gorakhpur.
SP candidate Pravin Nishad was leading over Upendra Dutt Shukla of BJP by 26,510 votes in Gorakhpur at the end of 17th round of counting.
In Phulpur, SP candidate defeated his closest rival Kaushlendra Singh Patel of the BJP by 59,613 votes.
With some more rounds of counting still being left in Gorakhpur, the overall picture appeared that the electorate did not back the saffron party ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election.