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By Election Result 2021 Updates: Congress victory belongs to all party members, says Rahul Gandhi

By Election Result 2021 Live Updates: Congress won three Assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat in Himachal Pradesh. They won in Rajasthan as well

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By Election Result 2021 Updates: Congress victory belongs to all party members, says Rahul Gandhi

Bypolls to three Lok Sabha and 29 Assembly seats across 13 states and the Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli were held on Saturday. News18

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Nov 02, 2021 - 19:56 (IST)

Maharashtra By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Congress wins in Maharashtra's Delgur with 57.03% vote share

Indian National Congress (INC) bags 57.03 percent vote share in Delgur Assembly seat with 1,08,840 votes, by a margin of 41,933 votes. BJP trailed in the second spot with 35.01 percent vote share.

Nov 02, 2021 - 19:41 (IST)

Telangana By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

BJP takes over Huzurabad from ruling TRS

The BJP won the Huzurabad Assembly seat from the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) with BJP’s Eatela Rajender defeating the TRS' Gellu Srinivas Yadav by a margin of 24,068. Rajender secured 1,06,780 votes while Yadav managed to bag 82,712 votes. 

Nov 02, 2021 - 19:34 (IST)

Madhya Pradesh By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

BJP wrests Prithvipur Assembly seat from Congress

The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday wrested Prithvipur assembly seat from Congress with the saffron party candidate Shishupal Yadav defeating his nearest rival Nitendra Singh Rathore by a margin of 15,687 votes, an EC official said, as per PTI.

Yadav has polled 82,673 votes while Rathore bagged 66,986 votes, the official said.

Nov 02, 2021 - 18:52 (IST)

By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Rahul Gandhi urges party workers to keep fighting hate

Rahul Gandhi takes to Twitter to laud Congress victory across states. He said every victory earned by the party belongs to every Congress worker. "Keep fighting hate. No fear!" he urged.

Nov 02, 2021 - 18:45 (IST)

West Bengal By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh justifies loss against TMC

"BJP candidates never get cars, mics, or accommodation during the by-elections here. Police get the voting done, which is one-sided & not neutral. Earlier, too, we lost the by-elections but won the general elections at the same place," West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh says, reports ANI.

Nov 02, 2021 - 18:29 (IST)

Rajasthan By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Congress win stamp on state government's performance, says Dotasra

Rajasthan Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra on Tuesday said the results of the Assembly bypolls have indicated that his party's government in the state is doing a "good job" and will return to power in the 2023 elections. "This is a direct message that there is no anti-government wave and its popularity has increased. Our government is doing a good job and the Congress will form government in Rajasthan again in 2023," Dotasra said.

On the other hand, the BJP accepted defeat in the bypolls, with the party's state chief Satish Poonia saying it was "circumstantial" and depended on "local equations," reports PTI.

Nov 02, 2021 - 18:20 (IST)

Rajasthan By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Congress wins Vallabhnagar Dhariawad Assembly seats

The ruling Congress in Rajasthan on Tuesday won the bypolls to the Vallabhnagar and Dhariawad Assembly segments.

The main opposition BJP not only lost the elections, its candidates stood third and fourth in the Dhariawad and Vallabhnagar segments, respectively.

Before the bypolls, the Dhariawad seat was represented by the BJP and Vallabhnagar by the Congress.

In Pratapgarh's Dhariawad, Congress candidate Nagraj Meena won by a margin of 18,725 votes. Meanwhile, Preeti Shaktawat defeated Rashtriya Loktantrik Party's candidate Udailal Dangi in Vallabhnagar by a margin of 20,606 votes, as per a PTI report. 

Nov 02, 2021 - 18:02 (IST)

Assam By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Bharatiya Janata Party is now a national party, can win in any state: Assam CM

"We won all 5 seats with a huge margin. Today's electoral victory in Assam isn't an ordinary victory as in every seat we won by a margin higher than in general elections.People of North East have reposed their faith in leadership of PM Modi," said Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, reports ANI.

In Assam, the ruling BJP had fielded candidates in three seats leaving the other two to alliance partner UPPL.

Sarma said, "Bharatiya Janata Party is now a national party. It is no longer confined to five-six states. It is capable of winning elections in any state." 

Nov 02, 2021 - 17:57 (IST)

Himachal Pradesh By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Congress seeks CM Jai Ram Thakur's resignation


After Congress' victory in the bypolls to all three Assembly segments and the Mandi Lok Sabha seat, the party on Tuesday demanded Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur's resignation while the BJP said it will introspect the causes of its defeat.

The Congress retained the Fatehpur and Arki Assembly seats while it wrested Jubbal-Kotkhai from the BJP.

In Mandi, former chief minister Virbhadra Singh's wife Pratibha Singh defeated BJP's Brigadier Khushal Thakur, a Kargil war hero. In the 2019 parliamentary polls, BJP's Ram Swaroop Sharma had emerged victorious by a whopping 4,05,000 votes.

Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Kuldeep Singh Rathore sought the resignation of CM Jai Ram Thakur on moral grounds. "Thakur even failed to retain the BJP's seat in his home district Mandi," Rathore underscored, reprorts PTI.

Nov 02, 2021 - 17:53 (IST)

Madhya Pradesh By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

BJP snatches Jobat (ST) Assembly seat from Congress

The BJP has snatched Jobat (ST) Assembly constituency in Madhya Pradesh from Congress with the saffron party candidate Sulochana Rawat defeating her nearest rival Mahesh Patel by a margin of 6,104 votes in the bypoll.

Rawat received 68,949 votes and Patel 62,845, officials added. Counting of votes is underway in two other Assembly constituencies of Raigaon and Prithvipur, and in the Khandwa Lok Sabha seat, where bypolls were held along with Jobat on 30 October.


By-Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates:  The BJP, Congress and the Shiv Sena were leading in one Lok Sabha seat each, and assembly segments threw up a similar mixed bag with trends favouring ruling parties in several states as votes were counted on Tuesday for a crucial by-election contest across 13 states.

Polling for three parliamentary seats and 29 assembly constituencies were held on October 30, an exercise being seen as a barometer of the political mood in the country ahead of assembly elections in politically critical Uttar Pradesh as well as other states.

The fates of several prominent candidates hang in the balance as votes are set to be counted today (Tuesday, 2 November) in three Lok Sabha and 29 Assembly constituencies across 13 states and the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli where by-elections were held on 30 October.

The big names include  INLD leader Abhay Chautala, who quit the Haryana Assembly in protest against the three new central agri laws, Congress' Pratibha Singh, wife of late chief minister Virbhadra Singh, former national footballer Eugeneson Lyngdoh and ex-minister from Telangana Eatala Rajender.

The Assembly by-elections which saw a high turnout were held in five seats in Assam, four in West Bengal, three each in Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, two each in Bihar, Karnataka and Rajasthan and one seat each is in Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Mizoram and Telangana.

On Saturday, Meghalaya witnessed the highest turnout (over 80 percent) while Bihar registered the lowest (around 50 percent).

Of the 29 Assembly seats, the BJP had won in around half a dozen constituencies earlier, the Congress had nine, while the rest were with the regional parties.

The seats where Lok Sabha by-elections were held are Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh.

In all the three Lok Sabha constituencies, the sitting members had died. The Mandi seat fell vacant after the death of Ramswaroop Sharma (BJP) in March. The bye-election to the Khandwa parliamentary constituency was necessitated following the death of BJP member Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan while in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, it was due to the demise of Independent Lok Sabha member Mohan Delkar.

In Mandi, Pratibha Singh is pitted against BJP's Khushal Singh Thakur, a Kargil war hero.

On Saturday, Lok Sabha seats at Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh saw 75.51 percent, 54.20 percent and 63.88 percent turnouts, respectively.

Polling was more or less peaceful in all three places. In Madhya Pradesh, however, Cabinet Minister and BJP leader Bhuppendra Singh met State Election Commission officers in Bhopal and demanded legal action over the alleged booth capturing attempt by Congress supporters of their candidate in Prithvipur Assembly constituency, as per ANI.

In Meghalaya, former national footballer Eugeneson Lyngdoh is contesting the election from Mawphlang on a United Democratic Party (UDP) ticket. He is up against former Congress MLA Kennedy C Khyriem and a sitting member of the district council (MDC) from the NPP, Lamphrang Blah.

In Haryana, the by-election to Ellenabad Assembly constituency was necessitated by the resignation of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Chautala as MLA in protest against the Centre's new farm laws.

Chautala, son of INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala, is contesting against Congress nominee Pawan Beniwal and BJP-JP candidate Gobind Kanda, the brother of Haryana Lokhit Party chief and legislator Gopal Kanda.

It is an important contest for the Chautalas as Abhay Chautala had won the 2010 bypolls from Ellenabad when Om Prakash Chautala vacated the seat, and then retained it in 2014 and also in 2019 Assembly polls, when he was the lone INLD MLA in the House.

In the Dadra and Nagar Haveli Lok Sabha constituency, seven-time independent MP Mohan Delkar's wife Kalaben Delkar is contesting as Shiv Sena candidate against BJP's Mahesh Gavit and Congress' Mahesh Dhodi.

In Huzurabad Assembly constituency in Telangana, the ruling TRS, opposition BJP and Congress locked in a triangular contest.

The by-election was held following the resignation of Eatala Rajender in June after his removal from the state Cabinet over allegations of land grabbing. Rajender, who dismissed the allegations, had quit the TRS and is contesting on a BJP ticket.

The result is significant for the BJP as it aims at emerging as an alternative to the ruling TRS in the 2023 Legislative Assembly elections.

In Assam, the ruling BJP has fielded candidates in three seats leaving the other two to alliance partner UPPL. The Congress put up nominees in all five, while its former allies, the AIUDF and the BPF, are contesting in two and one seats respectively.

In West Bengal, TMC heavyweight Udayan Guha is looking to reclaim Dinhata seat, which the BJP had snatched from him in the April elections.

The by-election was held following the resignation of Nisith Pramanik, now Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, as he chose to retain his Lok Sabha membership. Bypolls to Dinhata and Santipur are seen as a prestige battle for the BJP, which is currently grappling with an exodus of MLAs and senior leaders. In Santipur, BJP MP Jagannath Sarkar had resigned from the Assembly.

A high voter turnout of nearly 71 percent was recorded on Saturday in West Bengal's four Assembly constituencies — Gosaba, Santipur, Khardaha and Dinhata — where bypolls were held, an official said. Barring a few stray incidents, polling, which began at 7 am, passed off peacefully in all four constituencies, the Election Commission official said.

A scuffle between TMC and BJP supporters was, however, reported outside a booth in Khardah, where saffron party candidate Joy Saha apparently caught hold of a "fake voter" and handed him over to the police. TMC candidate and state minister Sovandeb Chattopadhyay dubbed the allegations as baseless.

Security personnel had to use batons to disperse the crowd outside the Khardah booth. According to TMC members, deceased MLA Kajal Sinha's son, Arjodeep, was injured in the melee and had to be hospitalised. TMC MP Sougata Roy claimed that Saha's security personnel assaulted Arjodeep.

The ruling party activists gheraoed Saha's car and staged a sit-in on GT road for some time.

In Rajasthan, where Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has a slim majority and faces infighting in the Congress with party leader Sachin Pilot at the helm of a camp of detractors, the bypolls were necessitated due to the demise of Congress MLA from Vallabhnagar Gajendra Singh Shaktawat and BJP legislator from Dhariawad Gautam Lal Meena.

In Vallabhnagar, the ruling Congress party has given a ticket to Gajendra Shaktawat's wife, Preeti Shaktawat, while the BJP has fielded Himmat Singh Jhala. The Congress has fielded Nagraj Meena in Dhariawad against BJP candidate Khet Singh Meena.

Both the BJP and the Congress are keen to win the results will send a message across the state about the performance of the Gehlot government, which is facing a challenge from the Congress faction led by Sachin Pilot.

In Karanataka, the by-election was necessitated following the death of Sindgi JD(S) legislator M C Managuli and BJP's C M Udasi from Hangal and will be the first electoral test for Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who had replaced B S Yediyurappa.

Counting of votes will also take place in Andhra Pradesh's Badvel seat, earlier held by the YSRC, Deglur in Maharashtra, which was held by the Congress, and Tuirial Assembly seat in Mizoram.

With inputs from PTI

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