Early leads in counting of results of by-elections in Uttar Pradesh show that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in three seats, Samajwadi Party in two seats, and the Bahujan Samaj Party and Apna Dal each in one.
The BJP is leading in Lucknow Cantt, Ghosi and Balha seats while Samajwadi Party is ahead in Rampur and Zaidpur seats.
The BSP is leading in Iglas and the Apna Dal in Pratapgarh.
The counting of the votes for the 21 October Maharashtra and Haryana assembly polls and bypolls in several states began on Thursday (24 October) morning amid tight security.
The BJP also established a substantial lead as the counting of votes for Assembly elections progressed in Maharashtra and Haryana.
In Maharashtra, the BJP was leading at 83 seats and its ally Shiv Sena was ahead at 53 in the 288-member Assembly, according to IANS-CVoter.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was leading at 30 seats and its coalition partner Congress was ahead at 21 seats.
(With inputs from IANS)
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