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UP by election results 2018 updates: Jolted with surprise defeats, BJP looks for silver lining; claims bypolls no precursor to 2019

The Samajwadi Party has won the Noorpur Assembly seat by 6,678 votes. Meanwhile, RLD's Tabassum Hasan is leading with 3,60,821 votes in Kairana.

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UP by election results 2018 updates: Jolted with surprise defeats, BJP looks for silver lining; claims bypolls no precursor to 2019

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KAIRANA: Tabassum Hasan leading by 30,085 votes

According to News18 HindiRLD candidate Tabassum Hasan is leading in Kairana by 30,085 votes after the fourth round of counting. BJP's Mriganka Singh received 15,095 votes. 

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KAIRANA: BJP's Mriganka Singh leading in early trends

According to News18, BJP candidate Mriganka Singh is leading in early trends. Kairana is one of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh and is located in the western region of the state. 

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May 31, 2018 - 18:06 (IST)

Had lost bypolls before historic UP win too

"Bypolls are contested on local issues, because the people don't have to elect a chief minister or a prime minister. And if you look at the 2014 bypolls too, media had said that is the Modi magic waning, have the people rejected BJP... But then we won the state in 2017," Sambit Patra said in a press conference after BJP' shock defeats. 

May 31, 2018 - 17:55 (IST)

BJP looking at silver lining post defeat

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra addressed a press conference after the bypoll results. He said that the bypoll results have also thrown up a silver lining, as the BJP improved its performance drastically in the Maheshtala seat. 

May 31, 2018 - 16:50 (IST)

9 kilometre-long road could deliver only 9 minute lead to BJP: Tabassum Hasan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the newly-built Delhi-Meerut Expressway. His programme marked the start of the about 9-kilometres-long first leg of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway. However, RLD candidate Tabassum Hassan had this to say on the BJP's achievement after her win. 

May 31, 2018 - 16:40 (IST)

BJP's exodus from Kairana? | FirstCut by Manjul Toons

May 31, 2018 - 16:36 (IST)

Results show people have realised Modi no longer an option, says Arvind Kejriwal

"Today's results show that there is a lot of anger among people across the country against the Modi government. So far people would ask - what is the option? Now people are saying that Modi is not a choice, first remove him," Kejriwal tweeted. 

May 31, 2018 - 16:27 (IST)

Under Yogi Adityanath, BJP lost 4 out of 5 by-elections

Yogi Adityanath is the star campaigner of BJP and probably comes second after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah in the milieu of firebrand speakers in the saffron party's line-up. However, the monk-turned-politician has failed to fetch results for his party in his own state and bastion. 

Out of the five by-elections conducted in the state since Yogi Adityanath rode to power, the party has managed to win back just one. The party has lost Kairana, Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats, and Noorpur Assembly seats in the last five bypolls. Out of these, Gorakhpur — a constituency he represented record five times — was the bastion of Adityanath; the CM had extensively campaigned in the temple town, which is also the home of his Hindu Yuva Vahini. 

The lone exception to these series of losses is the Sikandara Assembly seat in Kanpur Dehat area, which was the first bypoll to be held in Yogis tenure.

May 31, 2018 - 16:16 (IST)

'We stopped chariot of hate,' RLD's Jayant Chaudhary on Kairana win

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Jayant Chaudhary, whose party candidate wrested the Kairana Lok Sabha seat from BJP in the bye election, on Thursday said that the united opposition had succeeded in halting the "chariot of hate" of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh.

He hoped the combined opposition would keep its momentum to defeat the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections next year. "I am confident that RLD will play a role in how to carry forward the opposition unity and alliance and ensure we give an alternative to BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Whatever the alliance, we will play a positive role," he told reporters.- IANS

May 31, 2018 - 16:02 (IST)

KAIRANA: Tally after Round 20

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May 31, 2018 - 15:59 (IST)

'Taking a step back to prepare for giant leap,' Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on BJP defeat

"To take a giant leap, you will have to take two steps back. We will take a giant leap in future," Rajnath singh told ANI

May 31, 2018 - 15:56 (IST)

UP govt cheated Sugarcane farmers, says Akhilesh Yadav 

"The sugarcane farmers in the state are being cheated by the Uttar Pradesh government. The BJP is taliking about how much money it paid to the sugarcane farmers, but what they are not telling is that the farmers are only asking for their dues. The government is cheating the farmers," Akhilesh Yadav said. 

UP by election results LIVE updates: Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Jayant Chaudhary, whose party candidate wrested the Kairana Lok Sabha seat from BJP in the by-election, said that the united Opposition had succeeded in halting the "chariot of hate" of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh.

After the Kairana and Noorpur results, Akhilesh Yadav said that this was the win of communal harmony, socialism and the win of the legacy of Chaudhary Charan Singh. He also thanked the voters for bracing the heat to come out and vote for the Opposition candidates.

RLD's Tabassum Hasan is all set to become the only Muslim MP from Uttar Pradesh since 2014 as she established an unassailable lead over BJP's Mriganka Singh. Muslims are a sizeable population in Western Uttar Pradesh, the region where Kairana seat falls.

As trends predicted a win for RLD's Tabassum Hasan in Kairana, she took to Twitter to hit out on the rival BJP. Hasan said that the Kairana result shows that all of Narendra Modi's show of strength and could not save Kairana from being taken over by the forces of love, peace and communal harmony.

Mriganka Singh, the BJP candidate for Kairana Lok Sabha constituency has accepted her defeat. In the politically and communally sensitive Kairana, the BJP had fielded former MP Hukum Singh's daughter Mriganka Singh. She faced stiff competition from Rashtriya Lok Dal's (RLD) Tabassum Hasan (former BSP MP from Kairana in 2009) who was also supported by the Congress, the Samajwadi Party and also claimed the support of the Bahujan Samaj Party. Mriganka also contested the Assembly elections in Kairana but lost heavily to Samajwadi Party's Nahid Hasan, who is the son of party's former MP Munawar Khan.

UP by election results 2018 updates Jolted with surprise defeats BJP looks for silver lining claims bypolls no precursor to 2019

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The Samajwadi Party has won the Noorpur Assembly seat by 6,678 votes. Meanwhile, RLD's Tabassum Hasan is leading in Kairana by margin of 45,322 votes.

RLD's Tabassum Hasan is currently leading by 41,391 votes over BJP's Mriganka Singh after 13 rounds of counting while in Noorpur, after 20 rounds of counting, the Samajwadi Party is currently leading by 10,208 votes.

RLD's Tabassum Hasan is leading in Kairana after nine rounds of counting with 1,91,529 votes, while BJP's Mriganka Singh is trailing at 1,64,604 votes. Meanwhile, in Noorpur, the BJP is still trailing behind the Samajwadi Party after 15 rounds of counting at 52,350 votes as compared to the latter's 56,891 votes. Samajwadi Party's Naeem Ul Hasan is leading by 4,541 votes.

RLD-SP candidate Tabassum Hasan widened her lead over BJP’s Mriganka Singh in the Kairana Lok Sabha by-election and is ahead by over 10,000 votes, as per News18.

After nine rounds of counting in the Kairana (UP) Lok Sabha seat, RLD received 66.47 percent of the votes (46,909 votes) while BJP's Mriganka Singh received 31.13 percent (21,970 votes).

After seven rounds of counting in the Kairana (UP) Lok Sabha seat, RLD received 64.91 percent of the votes while BJP's Mriganka Singh received 32.65 percent.

According to News18 Hindi, RLD candidate Tabassum Hasan is leading in Kairana by 30,085 votes after the fourth round of counting. BJP's Mriganka Singh received 15,095 votes.

Tabassum Hasan, the RLD contestant from Kairana constituency, is currently leading with 4,761 votes. She has secured 13,300 votes as per the latest updates. Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party is still leading in Noorpur Assembly seat.

RLD's Tabassum Hasan is leading over 3,000 votes in early trends in UP's Kairana, while Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate Naeem Ul Hasan is currently ahead in the Noorpur seat with 3,321 votes.

Naeem Ul Hasan, who is contesting on the Samajwadi Party ticket from the Noorpur Assembly seat, is leading with 1,264 votes. Counting of votes began on Thursday at 8 am.

Counting of votes for the crucial Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh has begun on Thursday. While the saffron party needs to prove that it hasn't lost its magic of the previous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, all eyes will be on the combined Opposition candidates in the fray to see if they uproot the BJP.

In Kairana (UP), the grand alliance against BJP is at play, with the Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party supporting the Ajit Singh-led Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate Tabassum Hassan, who had won in 2009 on a BSP ticket, against BJP’s Mriganka Singh, daughter of BJP winner in 2014 Hukum Singh whose death necessitated the bypoll.

Counting of votes for the crucial Kairana and Noorpur Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh will be taken up Thursday. The results of these seats are important for both the BJP and the Opposition. While the saffron party needs to prove that it hasn't lost its magic of the previous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, all eyes will be on the combined Opposition candidates in the fray to see if they uproot the BJP.

Recently, the BJP was forced to bite the dust in its own bastion Gorakhpur as well as Phulpur Lok Sabha seats—both previously represented by the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya—after BSP and SP joined hands to defeat the BJP. The party would be looking to undo the damage by defeating the combined Opposition's candidates.

In politically and communally sensitive Kairana, the BJP has fielded former MP Hukum Singh's daughter Mriganka Singh. She faces stiff competition from Rashtriya Lok Dal's (RLD) Tabassum Hasan (former BSP MP from Kairana in 2009) who is also supported by the Congress, the Samajwadi Party and also claims the support of the Bahujan Samaj Party. Mriganka also contested the Assembly elections in Kairana but lost heavily to Samajwadi Party's Nahid Hasan, who is the son of party's former MP Munawar Khan.

Kairana parliamentary constituency has five Assembly segments: Shamli, Thana Bhawan and Kairana in Shamli district, and Gangoh and Nakur in Saharanpur district. According to the Election Commission, there are 16.09 lakh voters in Kairana: 8.73 lakh male voters and 7.36 lakh female voters. Noorpur Assembly constituency has 3.06 lakh voters.

Similarly, the by-election to Noorpur Assembly seat was necessitated by the death of sitting BJP MLA Lokendra Singh Chauhan in a road accident in February. The BJP has fielded Avani Singh, the wife of the deceased MLA as its candidate, while the Samajwadi Party has given a ticket to Naeemul Hasan.

The bypolls in both seats were marred by controversy over malfunctioning EVMs, election malpractices, while the troubles of the parties were compounded by a low voter turnout.

At the end of polling, Kairana Lok Sabha constituency recorded a polling percentage of 54.17, while in Noorpur Assembly constituency, the figure was 61 percent, Joint Chief Electoral Officer, Ramesh Chandra Rai, said.

Malfunctions were reported in 384 VVPAT (Vote Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) machines. Of this 29 were in Noorpur (Bijnor). Apart from this, three EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines) also malfunctioned in Shamli. Following these reports, the Election Commission ordered repolling in 73 booths of Kairana Parliamentary constituency on Wednesday, which saw a 61 percent voter turnout.

With inputs from agencies

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