HOW SP WON? :This is no vote against yogi.. but a simple…

GORAKHPUR: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, whose home base Gorakhpur went to the Samajwadi Party today in a staggering upset for the ruling BJP in bypolls, blamed “overconfidence” and conceded that his party underestimated the potency of an Akhilesh Yadav-Mayawati combo.

“SP, BSP and Congress were separate but in the middle of the election they decided to do a deal and form an alliance. We failed to understand it, and somehow, overconfidence was one of the reasons for it,” Yogi Adityanath said in his first reaction. “We will form a strategy to tackle this political trading between the SP-BSP.”

For instance in Phulpur it is the SP and BSP coming together that increased the vote share

and in Gorakhpur: