Lucknow, May 31: Samajwadi Party (SP) won Noorpur by-election in Uttar Pradesh, beating the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). SP candidate Naim Ul-Hasan defeated BJP’s Avnish Singh by 6211 votes. He received 94631 votes, whereas the BJP candidate got 88420. Also Read - BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra Hospitalised With COVID-19 Symptoms

Hasan began leading right from the word go during the counting of the postal ballots and has since been increasing the margin against Singh, the widow of the Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Lokendra Pratap Singh. Also Read - Virat Kohli Should Divorce Anushka Sharma For Making 'Pataal Lok': BJP Minister Nandkishor Gurjar Gets Trolled For Bizarre Remark

The SP candidate is supported by the entire opposition, including Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Rashtriya Lok Dal, Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party. It was Lokendra Pratap Singh’s death in a road accident in February that had necessitated the bye-elections held on Monday, which saw a 61 per cent voter turnout. Also Read - Virtual Rallies, Conferences: This is How BJP Plans to Celebrate First Anniversary of Modi Govt 2.0