By-Election Result 2019 Counting and Updates: The ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has bagged seven of the 11 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh which went to bypolls on 21 October. The Samajwadi Party (SP) won three seats, including Rampur where Azam Khan's wife Tazeem Fatima contested while BJP ally Apna Dal (Soneylal) retained the Pratpgarh seat.
The Congress-led UDF tasted defeat at the hands of the ruling LDF headed by the CPM in its strongholds of Vattiyoorkavu and Konni, while it retained two seats - Majeshwaram and Ernakulum and won from the Marxist bastion of Aroor in the October 21 bypolls to five Assembly seats in Kerala, reported PTI. The BJP was blanked out.
In a tweet, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan thanked the people of Kerala for the support given to the policies of the LDF government. "Thank you Kerala. We are humbled by your support for
the government. The Left Democratic Front has made significant gains. Kerala has once again rejected the politics of hate and reiterated its commitment to progressive politics," he said.
Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) retained the Samastipur reserved Lok Sabha seat from where his nephew Prince Raj made a successful debut in the by-election necessitated by the death of his father, reported PTI. The debutant polled 3,90,276 votes as against 2,88,186 secured by his Congress rival who had finished second in both 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
BJP candidate Udayanraje Bhosale, with 4,79,201 votes, trailed behind NCP's Shriniwas Patil, who secured 5,63,877 votes in the Satara Lok Sabha seat in Maharashtra.
The ruling Congress won three Assembly seats - Jalalabad, Phagwara, Mukerian seats while the Opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) won the Dakha seat in the Punjab bypolls, reported PTI.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh hailed his party's victory in three of the four Assembly segments, particularly in SAD president Sukhbir Badal's "self-proclaimed" stronghold of Jalalabad, and described it as a total rejection of the negative agenda of the Akalis.
The Congress registered a victory in two Assembly seats in Gujarat while the BJP won one seat, reported PTI.
Congress candidate Jashu Patel defeated BJP's Dhavalsinh Zala in Bayad seat of Arvalli district by a margin of over 700 votes. In Tharad seat of Banaskantha, Congress candidate Gulabsinh Rajput made a comeback after trailing in the initial hours and defeated BJP's Jivraj Patel by over 6,400 votes.
In Kheralu seat of Mehsana, BJP's Ajmalji Thakor defeated Congress' Babuji Thakor by 29,000 votes.
The ruling BJP and ally Apna Dal (S) improved their leads and are ahead in eight places as counting progressed in 11 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh, reported PTI.
The Congress, which was initially ahead in Gangoh constituency, was overtaken by the ruling saffron party in later rounds of counting. The BJP is also leading in Manikpur, Ghosi, Iglas, Lucknow Cantt, Govindnagar and Balha, while ally Apna Dal (Sonelal) is ahead in Pratapgarh.
Congress candidate Indu Bala won from Mukerian seat in Punjab by defeating her BJP nominee Jangi Lal Mahajan with a margin of 3,440 votes on Thursday. The seat fell vacant following the death of Congress MLA Rajnish Kumar Babbi. Indu Bala is wife of Babbi. Congress candidate Indu Bala won from Mukerian seat in Punjab by defeating her BJP nominee Jangi Lal Mahajan with a margin of 3,440 votes on Thursday.
Of the six Assembly seats in Gujarat where bypolls were held on 21 October, the Congress is now leading on four seats while the ruling BJP is ahead on two seats. In Radhanpur (Patan district), OBC leader and BJP candidate Alpesh Thakor is trailing behind Congress' Raghu Desai by over 8,700 votes.
In Bayad (Arvalli), BJP candidate Dhavalsinh Zala is trailing behind Congress' Jashu Patel by over 700 votes. Sensing defeat, Zala left the counting centre and even accepted his defeat.
The ruling Congress is all set to win two seats, Jalalabad and Phagwara, while the Shiromani Akali Dal is also going to register victory over the Dakha seat in the Punjab bypolls, according to latest trends. There is a close fight on the Mukerian assembly segment between the Congress and the BJP.
In Jalalabad, which is considered as an Akali bastion, Congress candidate Raminder Awla is way ahead of SAD candidate Raj Singh Dibipura by 11,252 votes.
The ruling BJP is ahead in six assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh and ally Apna Dal (S) in one, as per the latest trends on Thursday. The Samajwadi Party is ahead in two, while the Congress and the Bahujan Samaj Party are leading in the two remaining seats. The BJP is leading in Manikpur, Ghosi, Iglas, Lucknow Cantt, Govindnagar and Balha, while its ally Apna Dal (Sonelal) is ahead in Pratapgarh. The SP is ahead in Rampur and Zairpur, the BSP in Jalalpur and the Congress in Gangoh.
Of the 11 seats of the state where bypolls were held on Monday, eight were held by the BJP and one by its ally Apna Dal (Sonelal). Two other seats were shared by the Samajwadi Party and the BSP.
Prince Raj of the Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJP) has established a lead of 31,375 votes over his nearest rival Ashok Kumar of the Congress in the by-poll to the Samastipur Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar, as per the latest trends. The by-election to the seat was necessitated after the death of LJP MP Ram Chandra Paswan, following which the party fielded his son Prince Raj. While Raj garnered 1,03,371 votes, Kumar secured 71,996 votes.
The RJD is leading in two constituencies while the JD(U) and the AIMIM in one seat each. An independent candidate is also leading in one seat.
Unfazed by the BJP's land mafia campaign against Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mohammad Azam Khan's wife, Tanzeem Fatima has maintained a lead of over 15,000 votes. This also comes as a set back for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanatha and BJP state president Swatantradev Singh who tried their best during the campaigning.
In a major turn of events in the crucial bypolls in Maharashtra's Satara Lok Sabha constituency, the sugarcane belt of the state, Udayanraje Bhosale, former NCP leader who switched to the BJP party right before elections is trailing behind the NCP leading candidate and Pawar-loyalist Shriniwas Patil by a margin of 82,000 votes.
The fourth and the final round results of bypoll for the Poklok-Kamrang Assembly Constituency is out. SKM's Prem Singh Tamang wins with 1292 votes. SDF's Moses Rai comes second with 162 votes, SRP's Yadhu Kumar Rai with 15. Around 15 people voted for none of the above (NOTA).
BJP wins at Martam-Rumtek for the first time in Sikkim. The BJP candidate Sonam T Venchungpa had contested on an SKM ticket in the Assembly election in April.
While the Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in three out of four Assam bypoll seats, the AIUDF is ahead in Jania. Meanwhile, UDP is leading in Meghalaya and SKM’s PS Golay set to win from Poklok Kamrang seat in Sikkim. By-election was necessitated in Assam as Kripanath Mallah (Ratabari), Tapan Gogoi (Sonari) and Pallab Lochan Das (Rangapara) of BJP and Congress MLA of Jania, Abdul Kalaque won in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
As per the official tallies available with the Election Commission the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has maintained leads on seven seats, Samajwadi Party on two seats while Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on one seat each. The Uttar Pradesh bypolls are being seen as a contest between the BJP's Swatantradev Singh and the Congress's Ajay Kumar Lallu, both of them keen to hit a victory note as their parties' Uttar Pradesh unit chiefs to boost the morale of their workers before the 2022 state election.
Congress candidate K Mohankumar has conceded defeat in Vattiyoorkaavu, where ruling LDF candidate VK Prashanth has established an unassailable lead of 7286 votes when counting in 56 of the 113 booths were completed. The LDF was in the third position in the seat with 40441 votes in the 2016 Assembly election. The setback for the UDF is considered a huge blow for the Nair Service Society (NSS), the community organization of the upper caste Hindu Nair community since it had openly campaigned for the UDF candidate in protest against the LDF government’s stand over the Sabarimala issue.
The ruling BJP is leading in both Dharamshala and Pachhad seats of Himachal Pradesh where bypolls were held on Monday, a state election official said. After the first round of counting, Vishal Nehriya of the BJP is leading with 1,187 votes over his nearest rival Vijay Inder Karan (1543 votes) of the Congress in Dharamshala. In Pachhad, Reena Kashyap of the BJP is leading with 1,543 votes over her nearest rival Gangu Ram Musafir of the Congress after the first round of counting.
Kerala’s ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) is set to win two of the five Assembly seats that went to polls, improving its position from one seat in 2016. Both Vattiyoorkkavu and Konni, where the LDF candidates have established comfortable leads in the half-way mark, were sitting seats of the opposition UDF. However, the ruling front is trailing in its sitting Aroor seat in Alappuzha district. Congress candidate Shanimol Usman is leading by over 1500 votes in Aroor. The UDF is in a comfortable position in the remaining two seats-Ernakulam and Manjeshwaram.
Noman Masood of Congress has maintained a lead with over 4500 votes in Gangoh, Saharanpur constituency. Gangoh seat, fell vacant after the sitting BJP MLA Pradeep Chaudhary was elected to Lok Sabha from Kairana Parliamentary constituency in 2019 General Elections.
Initial trends in Uttar Pradesh suggests that Samajwadi Party (SP) is leading on Rampur and Zaidpur seat while the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is leading on the Gangoh seat while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies have maintained a lead on rest of the eight seats.
In Kamraj Nagar constituency, the total votes polled were 24,296. John Kumar of the Congress already has won the seat. Speaking to the reporter on the phone, Puducherry CM Narayanasamy, said, "I thank the voters of Kamraj Nagar. Our candidate won with such a big difference is making us feel more grateful to the voters. The victory is possible only with the support of the DMK and our ally parties. Seven thousand votes difference is a big thing and we are also hoping to win in Nanguneri."
AIADMK candidate of Nanguneri constituency Narayanan leads with 412 votes against Congress’ 234. Nanguneri seat will see 12 candidates fighting it out though the main rivals are AIADMK's V Narayanan and Congress candidate Ruby R Manohar. The total number of voters in Vikravandi is about 2.57 lakh.
BJP maintains lead on Mau, Manikpur and Lucknow Cantt seats as per the initial trends. It is a four-cornered contest with the BJP, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress fielding candidates on all 11 assembly seats. The state saw a low voter turnout of 47.05 percent in the bypolls.
BJP is performing well and has maintained the lead on three out of eleven seats in Uttar Pradesh. The BJP has taken an initial lead on Manikpur, Zaidpur and Gangoh seats.
Counting across 18 states for 51 Assembly, two Lok Sabha seats begins. A moderate turnout of 57 percent was recorded in the by-elections held on 21 October. Among the states ruled by the BJP and its allies, counting will be held for the maximum 11 seats in Uttar Pradesh, followed by six in Gujarat, five in Bihar, four in Assam and two each in Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
It is a four-cornered contest with the BJP, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress fielding candidates across all 11 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh. In politically crucial Uttar Pradesh, the polls are seen as a litmus test for the Yogi Adityanath government which has completed 30 months in office. The BJP currently has 302 members out of 403 in the Assembly. Eight of these seats were held earlier by the BJP and one by its ally Apna Dal (Sonelal). The seats of Rampur and Jalalpur (Ambedkarnagar) were held by the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party, respectively. The state saw a low voter turnout of 47.05 percent in the bypolls.
The result of bypolls in 51 Assembly constituencies spread across 18 states of the country is likely to be declared on Thursday (24 October). In addition to the Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, some North East states, among others, by-elections to two Lok Sabha seats Satara (Maharashtra) and Samastipur (Bihar) also took place on Monday.
The elections are significant as it is the first assembly polls after Modi led the BJP-led NDA to a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year for a successive second term in office.
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The maximum numbers of constituencies voting in bypolls are in Uttar Pradesh where voters will be choosing their MLA on 11 seats. These seats are Pratapgarh, Zaidpur (SC), Balha (SC), Rampur, Iglas (SC), Lucknow Cantonment, Manikpur, Jalalpur, Ghosi, Gangoh, and Govind Nagar.
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The Assembly bypolls were necessitated after some MLAs won the Lok Sabha elections and resigned as members of the state Assembly. Ghosi Assembly seat fell vacant following the resignation of MLA Phagu Chauhan after he was appointed the Governor of Bihar. Five assembly constituencies are also going to bypolls in Bihar namely Kishanganj, Simri Bakhtiarpur, Daraunda, Nathnagar and Belhar.
In Himachal Pradesh, More than 82,000 voters in Dharmshala and over 74,000 voters in Pacchad assembly constituency will exercise their franchise in the upcoming by-elections, according to the Election Commission.
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In Assam, by-elections are being conducted for four constituencies namely Rangapara, Sonari, Ratabari and Jania. As many as 20 contestants are in the fray for these four seats. Four Assembly constituencies in Punjab — Phagwara, Mukerian, Dhaka, and Jalalabad — are also going to be voting on Monday.
By-election is taking on two constituencies in Rajasthan namely Mandawa and Khinwsar. Congress has fielded Rita Chaudhary from Mandawa and Harendra Mirdha from Khinwsar. Khonsa (West) assembly constituency of Arunachal Pradesh will also vote in the by-elections.
Chitrakot assembly constituency of Chhattisgarh, Jhabua (ST) in Madhya Pradesh, Bijepur in Odisha, Kamraj Nagar in Pudducherry, Shella in Meghalaya and Huzurnagar in Telangana.
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Updated Date: Oct 24, 2019 19:54:25 IST