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Assembly by-election results highlights: Bawana win is a fitting reply to 'jod-tod' politics, says AAP

The counting of votes for Panaji, Valpoi, Bawana, Nandyal Assembly bypolls began at 8 am on Monday.

FP Staff August 28, 2017 16:46:56 IST
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Assembly by-election results highlights: Bawana win is a fitting reply to 'jod-tod' politics, says AAP

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AAP's Bawana bypoll win in Delhi

The Bawana constituency, situated on the northern periphery of the city, is a mix of slum clusters, villages and has a huge poorvanchali (migrants from east Uttar Pradesh, Bihar) voter base, factors which combined to propel the AAP to victory.

For the BJP, the loss comes barely four months into its total domination in the municipal polls and a sweep of the Rajouri Garden bypolls.

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Chandrababu Naidu's thumping win could thwart YSR Jagan Mohan's 2019 aspirations

The bypoll result is a setback to the YSRC that was banking on Nandyal to give it momentum for 2019. Jagan is slated to follow in his late father's footsteps by undertaking a padyatra from Kadapa to north coastal Andhra, starting October. The takeaway from Nandyal is that while Jagan attracts the crowds, they do not quite translate into votes. Nandyal is a reminder that people expect him to be not just a leader, but a statesman as well.

14:03 (ist)

Bawana bypoll: Arvind Kejriwal lives to fight another day

Kejriwal was on a downward spiral since the loss in Punjab. The win suggests his strategy of giving up confrontation and focussing on solving Delhi's problems has worked. Over the past few weeks, Kejriwal had abandoned his strategy of attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and making grandiose plans across India.

He had been uncharacteristically sober and restrained since the loss in the MCD polls. His only public appearance in recent times was a press conference to ask private schools to return the excess fees they had collected. Perhaps, voters have been impressed by the new, reticent, sincere Kejriwal.

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Elections crucial for AAP, BJP and Congress

The results are crucial for all the three political parties who had exuded confidence to win the Bawana seat, reserved for the SC category.

While AAP is hoping to pass this litmus test by reclaiming the seat and putting a stop to its waning popularity, the BJP is trying to continue its winning streak after the Rajouri Garden Assembly bypoll and municipal corporations election. The Congress is also hoping to open its account in the 70-member assembly by winning this seat.

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Manohar Parrikar defeats Girish Chodankar 

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday won the Panaji Assembly by-election, defeating his nearest rival, Girish Chodankar of the Congress, by 4,803 votes. He polled 9,862 votes against 5,059 by Chodankar.

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Aug 28, 2017 - 16:34 (IST)

Nirmala Sitharaman congratulates Chandrababu Naidu 

Aug 28, 2017 - 16:32 (IST)

Chandrababu Naidu holds press conference after Nandyal bypoll victory 

Telugu Desam Party president Chandrababu Naidu also replied to Narendra Modi's tweet congratulating TDP, saying, "We're happy to see that people of Nandyal have reflected their belief in our model of governance."

Aug 28, 2017 - 16:17 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi‏ congratulates TDP for Nandyal bypoll victory

Aug 28, 2017 - 16:03 (IST)

BJP indulged in 'corrupt practices,' Congress alleges after Goa loss

Having lost two seats that went to polls in Goa, the Congress on Monday alleged that the ruling BJP "indulged in corrupt practises."


"The elections are a moral defeat for BJP as their candidates indulged in corrupt practice as official position was used by the two candidates to offer jobs to the voters, although BJP might have obtained electoral victory," alleged Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Shantaram Naik.


The ruling BJP won the by-elections to two assembly seats in Goa, with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar emerging victorious from Panaji and health minister Vishwajit Rane from Valpoi. Naik admitted that his party did not had a base in both these constituencies. "Congress will strengthen its base in the two constituencies in coming days," added Naik.


Naik further alleged that the "BJP candidates in the two constituencies were holding ministerial posts without being MLAs and they went on showering false promises of jobs misusing their positions." Rejecting the allegations, Goa BJP General Secretary Sadanand Tanawade told PTI that the Congress' reaction shows their frustration on losing both the seats. —PTI

Aug 28, 2017 - 15:55 (IST)

Bypoll win will provide 'moral strength' to BJP-led govt, says Manohar Parrikar 


Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said the BJP's victory in the two bypolls in the state will provide "moral strength" to the party-led ruling coalition.

He said the results also negate the perception in certain quarters that the BJP went against the mandate of the February assembly polls and formed the government under him.

"This is an endorsement of the government and the party candidates," the chief minister said, addressing a press conference after the results were announced this morning. "In a democracy, numbers count and right now the ruling coalition has 23 members ... which gives moral strength to the state government," he added.

Parrikar alleged "certain sections" tried to create communal discord ahead of the 23 August bypolls and the opposition targeted him and Rane. "But people thwarted all such attempts," he said.

Parrikar said he never predicted any particular margin but was confident of a victory. "I had never predicted the (victory) margin. I had always said I will win with a comfortable margin. I got 64 per cent of the votes polled and my opponent got 33 per cent."  —PTI

Aug 28, 2017 - 15:27 (IST)

Manish Sisodia hails AAP win in Bawana

Aug 28, 2017 - 15:09 (IST)

AAP's Bawana bypoll win in Delhi

The Bawana constituency, situated on the northern periphery of the city, is a mix of slum clusters, villages and has a huge poorvanchali (migrants from east Uttar Pradesh, Bihar) voter base, factors which combined to propel the AAP to victory.

For the BJP, the loss comes barely four months into its total domination in the municipal polls and a sweep of the Rajouri Garden bypolls.

Aug 28, 2017 - 15:00 (IST)

Chandrababu Naidu's thumping win could thwart YSR Jagan Mohan's 2019 aspirations

The bypoll result is a setback to the YSRC that was banking on Nandyal to give it momentum for 2019. Jagan is slated to follow in his late father's footsteps by undertaking a padyatra from Kadapa to north coastal Andhra, starting October. The takeaway from Nandyal is that while Jagan attracts the crowds, they do not quite translate into votes. Nandyal is a reminder that people expect him to be not just a leader, but a statesman as well.

Aug 28, 2017 - 14:39 (IST)

TDP leaders celebrate Nandyal win

The counting of votes for Panaji, Valpoi, Bawana, Nandyal Assembly bypolls began at 8 am on Monday.

The Delhi bypoll for Bawana was necessitated after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Ved Prakash quit the party and resigned from the assembly seat to join the Bharatiya Janata Party. Voting was conducted on 23 August at 379 polling booths. The polling percentage remained quite low as only 45 percent people voted.

The results are crucial for all the three political parties who had exuded confidence to win the seat.

While the AAP is hoping to pass this litmus test by reclaiming the seat and putting a stop to its waning popularity, the BJP is trying to continue its winning streak after the Rajouri Garden Assembly bypoll and municipal corporations election.

The Congress is also hoping to open its account in the 70-member assembly by winning this seat. AAP's Ram Chandra, BJP's Ved Prakash and the Congress's Surender Kumar are in fray in Bawana.

One of the 12 reserved constituencies, Bawana has around 2.94 lakh voters and is dotted with 26 villages, unauthoried colonies and slums.

Meanwhile, in the Panaji by-election, four-time chief minister and five-time Panaji MLA Manohar Parrikar takes on Girish Chodankar of the Congress and Anand Shirodkar of the Goa Suraksha Manch.

In the Valpoi bypoll, the contest is between health minister Vishwajit Rane and Ravi Naik of the Congress.

Poll officials said that counting was likely to be completed by 10 am followed by the announcement of the winners.

Nearly 75 per cent voting was recorded during the 23 August bypolls in Goa, with 22,196 and 28,868 votes cast in Panaji and in Valpoi assembly constituencies respectively.

The bypoll in Panaji was necessitated after Parrikar's return to state politics in March this year, as Chief Minister.

Sitting BJP MLA Sidarth Kuncolienkar resigned from the Panaji seat, enabling Parrikar to contest for the state capital constituency.

In Valpoi, the bypolls were held following the resignation of Rane as a Congress MLA. He subsequently joined the BJP and the cabinet as Health Minister.

With inputs from IANS

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