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As part of the campaign, Congress started collecting signatures Friday. The party said this is also an effort to show Muslims in UP that Congress stands with them.
A couple, along with three other migrant workers, travelled all the way from Mumbai to UP's Basti in an autorickshaw, making the journey in four days.
The 50-year-old man who tested positive came from Hata Buzurg village and was brought to the hospital on Sunday with breathing issues and chest pain.
26 arrests made by Gorakhpur police in last one week over allegations of rioting, stone pelting. 19 of them let off. Police say all arrests based on CCTV footage.
Police fired tear gas shells and lathi-charged protesters as they pelted stones. People had staged a protest after the Friday prayers.
Bhojpuri star Ravi Kishan, with a powerful lead of 3 lakh votes, is set to snatch back Gorakhpur for BJP.
The Nishads, a community of boatmen, account for 18% of Gorakhpur voters and were key to BJP's defeat in 2018 bypoll. But this time, they are in alliance.
Gorakhpur has voted for mahants of the Gorakhnath mutt, mostly representing the BJP, for over 30 years since the first election was held in 1952.
Pervez Parvaz had produced a video as evidence in a 2007 hate speech case against UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
The brother of Kafeel Khan, charged with infant deaths at a UP hospital last year, was shot at by three men near the Gorakhnath temple late Sunday.