Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], March 10: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yogi Adityanath is leading from Gorakhpur Urban Assembly constituency, according to the early trends of the Election Commission of India.
Adityanath is leading against the Samajwadi Party candidate Subhawati Upendra Dutt Shukla with a margin of over 8,000 votes.
Meanwhile, the BJP has crossed the halfway mark with leads on 241 seats in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, as per official data. The counting began at 8 am today and will continue until the final results are out.
Adityanath represented the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat until 2017 when he was chosen as the UP Chief Minister after the Bharatiya Janata Party's landslide victory in the state polls.
The Gorakhpur Sadar seat has also been a bastion of the BJP, which the party has never lost since 1967 since the days of the Jan Sangh.
Gorakhpur is a city on the banks of River Rapti with a population of more than 6,73,446, and the city is home to the popular Gorakhnath Math, a Gorakshanath temple. (ANI)