had swept Lok Sabha polls by winning 62 of total 80 constituencies in UP, while its ally Apna Dal (S) won 2 others, thus making it 64 for the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Oppositional Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress could just win 10, 5 and 1 seat(s) respectively.
Meanwhile, UP would also witness bypolls on 11 assembly constituencies, since several legislators belonging to different political parties had been elected to Parliament.
had given tickets to 10 legislators, including 4 ministers, to contest the general elections, of which 9 won their electoral battles. The wining candidates, apart from the three ministers, included Upendra Rawat (Barabanki), R K Patel (Chitrakoot), Akshaywar Lal Gond (Bahraich), Sangamlal Gupta (Pratapgarh), Pradeep Chaudhary (Saharanpur), Rajvir Valmiki (Aligarh).