UP by-polls: SP continues its hold over Mainpuri

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party candidate Tej Pratap Singh today won the Mainpuri Lok Sabha bypoll by a margin of more than 3.21 lakh votes, continuing the party's two -decade-long dominance on the traditional turf of party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Tej Pratap, grand nephew of the SP supremo, defeated his nearest rival Prem Singh Shakya of BJP in the bypoll, which was necessitated after the resignation of Mulayam who also won from Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat.

An MBA, Tej Pratap became the third generation of the Yadav clan to reach Lok Sabha. Mulayam and his daughter-in-law and two nephews at present represent different constituencies of Uttar Pradesh in Lok Sabha.

In the last polls, Mulayam won the seat by a margin of more than than 3.64 lakh votes.

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