Gorakhpur is traditionally a BJP bastion, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath had won from the Gorakhpur seat five times consecutively in 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014.
The seat was also represented by Adityanath's guru, Mahant Adityanath for three terms - 1989, 1991 and 1996.
The Gorakhpur parliamentary constituency saw a brief change in leadership in 2017 by-poll when united opposition candidate Praveen Kumar Nishad won the seat by a margin of 21,881 votes. SP candidate Pravin Kumar Nishad got 456,437, while his rival BJP's Upendra Dutt Shukla secured 434,476 votes.
Meanwhile, The BJP has secured 59 out of 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh. PM Modi, Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani, Hema Malini are the prominent BJP leaders who have won the 2019 Lok Sabha election from their respective constituencies.