MP By Election Results 2020 Updates: BJP won the Wangoi, Wangjing Tentha and Saitu seats in Manipur while its candidate in Singhat was declared as elected unopposed. Congress candidate Dr KK Dhruw won by 38,197 in Chhattisgarh
MP By Election Results 2020 Updates: In addition to the Wangoi seat and Wangjing Tentha constiteuncy in Manipur, the BJP has also registered a victory in the Saitu seat. BJP's Ngamthang Haokip defeated Congress nominee Lamtinthang Haokip by 12,257 votes. In Singhat assembly constituency, BJP candidate Ginsuanhau was declared elected unopposed and he has already been sworn in as MLA recently.
Congress candidate Dr KK Dhruw won the bypoll to Chhatisgarh's Marwahi constituency by 38,197 votes.
In Telangana's Dubbak Assembly constituency, BJP'S M Raghunandan Rao defeated TRS' Solipeta Sujatha by a slender margin of 1,079 votes after a neck-and-neck fight during the day. Congress' Cheruku Srinivas Reddy trailed behind Sujatha with 22,196 votes.
The BJP has won six seats that went to bypolls in Uttar Pradesh — Naugawan Sadat, Bulandshahr, Tundla , Bangermau, Ghatampur and Deoria — while the SP wrested the Malhani seat. BJP's Usha Sirohi trounced nearest rival Mohammad Yunus (BSP) by 21,702 votes in Bulandshahr while in Tundla, Prempal Singh Dhangar defeated SP's Mahraj Singh Dhangar by margin of 17,683 votes. Samajwadi Party's Lucky Yadav won the Malhani seat defeating Dhananjaya Singh (Independent) by 4,632 votes.
In addition to Abdasa, Morbi and Karjan, where Congress turncoats registered a win, the ruling BJP has also wrested Limbdi, Dhari, Dangs, Gadhada and Kaprada seats. In Dangs, BJP's Vijaybhai Patel defeated Congress' Suryakant Gavit by a whopping 60,095 votes.
The ruling BJP in Karnataka won the byelections to two Assembly constituencies, wresting the seats from the Opposition Congress and JDS. It created history, recording its first-ever victory in the Sira assembly segment in Tumakuru district with party candidate Dr C M Rajesh Gowda romping home with a margin of over 12,000 votes.
BJP's Pradhyumansinh Jadeja defeated his nearest Congress rival Shantilal Senghani by a margin of 36,778 votes from Abdasa Assembly seat in Kutch district of Gujarat. The saffron party has bagged two other seats - Morbi and Karjan - and is leading in the remaining five seats.
BJP's N Munirathna wins RR Nagar Assembly byelection in Karnataka by over 58,000 votes. Munirathna, who joined the saffron party last year, polled 60.14 percent of the total votes while his nearest rival, Congress's Kusuma H got 32.4 percent of the votes polled. This is the third consecutive victory for Munirathna since 2013 and his first as the BJP candidate.
Congress candidate Indu Raj Narwal defeated his nearest rival and BJP nominee Yogeshwar Dutt in the Baroda assembly seat of Haryana with a margin of over 10,000 votes. This is the second time that Olympian wrestler Dutt has lost the polls from this constituency.
Y Antas Khan emerged victorious in the Lilong Assembly seat in Manipur. BJP has won in two seats and is leading in two others. Meanwhile, JD(U)'s Sunil Kumar maintained a strong lead over Congress' Pravesh Kumar Mishra with a margin of 19,149 votes.
BJP's Oinam Lukhoi Singh emerged victorious in the Wangoi constituency with a narrow margin of 257 votes. Meanwhile, in Nagaland, Independent candidates are leading the race in boththe seats that went to bypolls.
Madhya Pradesh Minister Narottam Mishra said the BJP will get a majority, even as the party led in 19 seats in the state. The saffron party is also ahead of its rivals in all eight seats in Gujarat and both the constituencies in Karnataka that went to bypolls.
The BJP emerged victorious in the Singhat constituency, with its candidate Ginsuanhau winning from the seat. The party took a lead in 17 Madhya Pradesh constituencies, with Congress leading in eight seats.
BJP took a comfortable lead in 16 seats in Madhya Pradesh, while Congress is leading eight constituencies, and Bahujan Samaj Party in one. Independent candidate T Yangseo Sangtam is leading in Nagaland's Pungro Kiphire and Seyievilie Peter Zashumo led in Southern Angami-I.
Jyotiraditya Scindia will be expected to ensure the MLAs loyal to him are re-elected, especially in the 16 seats in the Gwalior and Chambal regions, which are considered strongholds of the Scindia family.
Held under the shadow of the second phase of Bihar elections, the by-elections to 56 other Assembly seats in 11 states saw a good voter turnout despite the coronavirus pandemic, with reports of violence at two places in Madhya Pradesh and allegations of “fake voting” emanating from Uttar Pradesh.
As per the Indian Express, these elections are politically significant for both the ruling BJP as well as the Opposition parties, as it is seen by many as a litmus test for public approval of the record of the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in its second term.
The counting of these 56 Assembly seats across 11 states, one Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar will be held today, 10 November (Tuesday).
The by-elections of 54 seats were held on 3 November and voting for two seats in Manipur and one Lok Sabha seat in Bihar was held on 7 November.
Madhya Pradesh -28 seats
With 28 seats in the fray, the biggest chunk of Assembly seats that went to polls was in Madhya Pradesh, which saw a voter turnout of 66.37 percent, according to the Election Commission (EC).
Out of the 28 seats that went to polls, 25 fell vacant after Jyotiraditya Scindia’s rebellion against the Congress and subsequent resignation of 22 MLAs led to the collapse of the Kamal Nath government in March.
Uttar Pradesh - 7 seats
In Uttar Pradesh, polling was held for seven seats with 88 candidates in the fray, and saw a voter turnout of 51.57 percent, as per the EC data.
The UP bypolls come at a time when the Yogi Adityanath-led state government has been facing Opposition flak over the law and order situation in the state, particularly after the Hathras and the Balrampur rape-and-murder cases.
Gujarat - 8 seats
In Gujarat, a total of 81 candidates were in the fray for eight seats which collectively had 18.75 lakh registered voters. The state saw nearly 58 percent of the electorate exercising their franchise.
The byelections were necessitated after the sitting Congress MLAs resigned ahead of Rajya Sabha polls in June. Five of them joined the ruling BJP and the party fielded them from the same seats.
Karnataka - 2 seats
Polling for the Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Sira Assembly by-elections was held on 3 November, with a turnout of 82.31 percent and 45.24 percent respectively.
The Sira byelection was necessitated following the death of JD(S) legislator B Sathyanarayana in August, while the RR Nagar seat here fell vacant after the disqualification of the then Congress MLA N Munirathna under the anti-defection law last year.
Odisha - 2 seats
The Tirtol and Balasore Sadar seat went to bypolls this year. The by-election in Balasore was necessitated by the death of the BJP MLA Madan Mohan Dutta in June, while the Tirtol by-election was brought on by the death of the BJD’s Bishnu Charan Das, a veteran Dalit leader, in July.
The bypolls saw a voter turnout of 68.08 percent as per the EC data.
Jharkhand - 2 seats
A total of 28 candidates were in the fray for the race for the two seats in Jharkhand, Dumka, and Bermo, which saw straight fights between the ruling JMM-Congress and opposition BJP.
The state saw a voter turnout of 62.51 percent for the two seats.
Nagaland - 2 seats
The by-elections were held for the Southern Angami-I seat in Kohima district and the Pungro-Kiphire seat in Kiphire district. The by-elections were necessitated by the deaths of then Assembly Speaker Vikho-o Yhoshu and T Torechu of the Naga People’s Front respectively.
Nagaland saw a voter turnout of 83.69 percent in these two seats.
Manipur - 2 seats
Two Assembly constituencies, Lilong and Wangjing Tentha, went to polls along with the third phase in Bihar.
The Election Commission had initially declared five Assembly constituencies in the state as “clear vacant”, but announced the election schedule for only two, leaving out Wangoi, Saitu and Singhat.
Telangana- 1 seat
About 82 percent polling was registered in the by-election to the Dubbak Assembly constituency in Telangana which passed off peacefully, though the campaign witnessed a war of words between the ruling TRS and the BJP.
The bypoll has been necessitated by the death of sitting TRS MLA Solipeta Ramalinga Reddy due to health problems in August this year.
Haryana - 1 seat
The polling in the bypoll to Baroda Assembly seat in Haryana recording an average turnout of 68 percent, which sealed the fate of 14 candidates.
There were 14 candidates, including Olympian wrestler and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominee Yogeshwar Dutt, in the fray for the Baroda Assembly seat, which has around 1.81 lakh registered voters.
The seat had fallen vacant in April following the death of Congress MLA Krishan Hooda, who had won it consecutively thrice in 2009, 2014, and 2019 Assembly polls.
Bihar - 1 Lok Sabha seat
Bypoll to the Valmiki Nagar Lok Sabha constituency of Bihar was also held on 7 November along with the third phase of Assembly elections in the state. The bypoll in the Valmiki Nagar seat was necessitated after the death of sitting JD(U) MP Baidyanath Prasad Mahto in February.
The Valmiki Nagar constituency, which is located in the West Champaran district of Bihar and consists of six assembly seats — Valmiki Nagar, Ramnagar, Narkatiaganj, Bagaha, Lauriya, and Sikta — saw 58.66 percent voter turnout on the poll day.
With inputs from PTI