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Sonia, Rahul Gandhi, Mulayam leading in UP

Uttar Pradesh

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi are leading in Rae Bareli and Amethi with the party itself leading in only three seats out of the total 80 Lok Sabha seats in UP

Uttar PradeshUttarLucknow: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi are leading in Rae Bareli and Amethi with the party itself leading in only three seats out of the total 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.

Sonia is ahead of her nearest rival BJP’s Ajay Agarwal by a margin of over 1,55,233 votes while Rahul is a ahead of BJP’s Smriti Irani by 8022 votes. Rahul had won the 2009 elections from the seat by over 3.70 lakh votes.

However, party candidate and External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid was trailing on the fifth spot even behind the independent candidate in Farrukhabad seat.

The Samajwadi Party is leading on seven seats with party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav leading from Mainpuri and Azamgarh by 1,37,013 and 18577 votes respectively.

His daugter-in-law, Dimple Yadav is leading Kannauj by 25,124 over her nearest rival Subrat Pathak of BJP.

Yadav’s nephew Akshay Yadav is leading by 9247 votes from Firozabad while another nephew Dharmedra Yadav is leading by 22,773 from Badaun.

BJP’s young face Varun Gandhi is leading from Sultanpur while his mother Maneka Gandhi is leading from Pilibhit with a comfortable margin of over 90,000 votes.

Varun is ahead of his nearest rival Pawan Pandey with a margin of 38,000 votes while Maneka is ahead with a margin of 90,435 votes from Pilibhit over her nearest rival Samajwadi Party’s Budhsen Verma.

Mukesh Rajput of BJP is leading the tally by a margin of 12,251 votes from Rameshwar Singh Yadav of Samajwadi Party.

On the third spot is BSP while independent Sachin Yadav is on the fourth spot.

BJP candidate Uma Bharti, who is heading towards victory in Jhansi.

PTI

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