Odisha, Sikkim, Arunachal Assembly Election Results 2019 LIVE Updates|Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday thanked the people, particularly women, for their overwhelming support to BJD in the assembly polls.
Assembly Election Results 2019 LATEST Updates | BJP is set for a majority in Arunachal Pradesh with the party winning 30 seats and leading in four in the 60-member Assembly as per latest reports. The Congress was thoroughly annihilated and the party won a paltry four seats. The Janata Dal(United) won in seven seats and was leading in one when reports last came in. While Independents won two seats, the National People's Party won in two seats and was leading in a couple, The People's Party of Arunachal won in one seat.
YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy has won the Pulivendula Assembly seat by a record margin of 90,110 votes, the Election Commission has declared.
Jagan secured 1,32,356 of the total 1,80,127 votes polled. He defeated Telugu Desam's S V Satish Kumar Reddy who secured 42,246 votes.
When he was first elected to the state Assembly in 2014, Jagan won the Pulivendula seat -- his home turf in Kadapa district -- by a record margin then of 74,256 votes.
On both the occasions, it was the highest victory margin secured by any candidate in state elections in Andhra Pradesh.
Jagan's YSRC has won 120 Assembly seats out of the total 175 and is heading towards victory in 30 more seats.
Jagan, son of late Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, will be formally elected as leader of YSRC Legislature Party on May 25. He will be sworn-in as the bifurcated state's second Chief Minister at a public function in Vijayawada on 30 May.
As per the latest updates from the Election Commission of India, BJP has won 28 seats and JD(United) has won 7, INC has won 3 out of total 60 seats in Arunachal Pradesh. Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who won from Mukto Assembly seat for the third consecutive term, is the richest among 184 candidates contesting the state polls, with assets more than Rs 163 crore, according to an election watchdog report.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday thanked the people, particularly women, for their overwhelming support to BJD in the assembly polls.
The BJP has won 12 Assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh. The party is leading in 11 other constituencies. Deputy Chief Minister of the state Chowna Mein won the Chowkham seat.
The opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) won seven Assembly seats and is leading in four constituencies while the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front won three and is ahead in six, election officials said.
A series of results have come out in different constituencies in Sikkim. In Barfung, Tashi Thensup Bhutia of the Sikkim Democratic Front defeated Lobzang Bhutia of the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha by 97 votes while Lok Nath Sharma of the SKM pipped Laxuman Sharma of the SDF by 1,814 votes. Karma Loday Bhutia of the SKM won in Kabi lungchuk seat. He defeated Ugen Nedup Bhutia of the SDF by 1,437 votes. In Khamdong-singtam, Mani Kumar Sharma of SKM defeated Garjaman Gurung (SDF) by 873 votes.
In Doimukh Assembly constituency, Tana Hali Tara of the BJP defeated Nabam Vivek of the National People's Party by 2,385 votes. In the 2019 Arunachal Pradesh Assembly elections, Doimukh recorded a voter turnout of 72.55%. Doimukh is an falls in Papumpare district. The seat is reserved for Scheduled Tribe.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on his win via Twitter on Thursday. "Congratulations to Naveen Babu for yet another victory in Odisha. Wishing him the very best for the next term," Modi said in a tweet.
Official results are slowly trickling out from Arunachal Pradesh. In the Namsang Assembly constituency, Wangki Lowang of the BJP defeated Ngonglin Boi of the Janata Dal(United) by a margin of 1,682 votes. In the Nari-Koyu Assembly seat, Kento Rina of the BJP pipped Tojir Kadu of the Congress by a small margin of 216 votes.
Often derided for his strong arm tactics, Pawan Kumar Chamling's Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) has ruled Sikkim virtually uncontested and unquestioned for a much larger part of his 25 years in power. In 2014, SDF bagged 22 of the state's 32 total seats in the Legislative Assembly. But the million-dollar question is will he again sit on that coveted chief minister's chair after 23 May?
Incumbent Chief Minister Pawan Chamling is leading both in Namchi-singhithang and Poklok-kamrang by 146 and 2,774 votes respectively. In Namchi-singhithang, he is leading against Sikkim Krantikari Morcha's Ganesh Rai while in Poklok-kamrang he is ahead of Kharka Bahadur Rai of the same party. Chamling is head of Sikkim Democratic Front and also the longest serving chief minister in the country.
Former chief minister Gegong Apang, who gave BJP its first government in the North East 16 years ago but quit the party in January this year, is leading from the Tuting-Yingkiong Assembly constituency. He has remained chief minister of the state for 23 years. Apang is part of the Janata Dal(Secular) at present and is ahead of Alo Libang of the BJP by a thin margin of 99 votes.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is leading both of his MLA seats-Hinjili and Bijepur. He is leading with 9,815 votes in Hinjili and 11,795 in Bijepur seat. For the first time in his political history, Naveen contested from two seats. He is usually contesting from Hinjili seat but this time, he also stands from Bijepur in western Odisha as his party has witnessed a drastic shortfall of vote percentage in the rural polls in 2017 against BJP.
The first result has officially come out in Arunachal Pradesh. Independent candidate Somlung Mossang has defeated Jawra Maio of the BJP by a margin of 2,379 votes in the Bordumsa-Diyun Assembly seat.
Union junior home minister Kiren Rijiju says that counting is going slow due to tallying of the VVPAT with EVMs.
In Hinjili, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is ahead of his nearest competitor Pitambar Acharya of the BJP by 15,191 votes.
NPP candidate Jarpum Gamlin is trailing in Liromba. He is behind Nyamar Karbak of the BJP by 897 votes. According to India Today, Gamlin who worked in top positions in Suzuki Motors India, Hero Honda and Moserbaer, took the poll plunge "to take on the media-politics nexus in Arunachal Pradesh".
The Pawan Kumar Chamling government is facing a hard time in Sikkim. While in the 2014 Assembly elections, the Sikkim Democratic Front had won 22 seats, this time the party is facing a serious threat from the Sikkim Kranti Morcha. Chamling is also longest serving chief minister in the country by being in office for 24 years, 155 days till date.
Trends have been slow in coming out from Arunachal Pradesh. As per the latest input, BJP is leading in 16 seats while JD(U) and NPP are leading in 1 each. The Congress is leading in none yet. In the West Khonsa Assembly seat, NPP candidate Tirong Aboh who was shot dead last week by suspected NSCN militants was trailing in the second place.
The Biju Janata Dal is leading in 89 seats now while the BJP is ahead in 28 in Odisha. The Congress is ahead in 13 while the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and an Independent candidate in leading in one seat each.
Out of the trends that are coming out of Arunachal Pradesh, the BJP is leading in 10 seats and Independent candidates in two. The Janata Dal(United) and the National People's Party are leading in one each. The Arunachal Pradesh Assembly has 60 seats.
While in Odisha, Naveen Patnaik is ahead of Sanat Kumar Gartia of the BJP in the Bijepur Assembly seat by maintaining a lead of 6,778 votes. The Biju Janata Dal chief and Odisha chief minister is set for another term in the state with his party leading in 81 seats out of 147. The BJP is leading in 25, too far away from being any threat to the regional party.
The results of Assembly election might bring a regime change in Andhra Pradesh with YSR Congress leading in 141 Assembly seats, while the TDP is languishing with 32 leads.
YSR Congress leads on 102 Assembly seats, while TDP rallies behind at 20. Chandrababu Naidu had termed the elections a “life and death issue” for the people of the state while YSR Congress propagated that this would be the final electoral battle for the former, the self-styled “senior-most politician” in the country.
Chandrababu Naidu is trailing in Kuppam contituency, in his native Chittoor distirct, from where he is seeking re-election to the Assembly for the ninth term. He is pitted against YSRCP's Krishna Chandra Mouli. Naidu's kingmaker dream seems to be suffering a dent as YSRCP is now leading on 69 Assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh. As per initial trends, Naidu's TDP leads on 19 seats.
Jaganmohan Reddy's YSRCP is leading in 19 Assembly seats while TDP stands at four. A strong anti-incumbency, corruption and social factors like caste are the major factors that could determine the outcome of the elections to Lok Sabha and the state Assembly in Andhra Pradesh as over 3.93 crore voters voted in a single phase on 11 April.
According to initial trends, YSR Congress Party is leading in nine Assembly seats and TDP is leading in two. Apart from this, YSRCP also leads in Kadapa parliamentary constituency. This parliamentary constituency is a YSR family stronghold and is currently represented by YS Avinash Reddy, the cousin of Jagan Mohan Reddy.
As Odisha witnessed simultaneous elections, the CEO office in Odisha had requested the Election Commission to increase the number of tables to speed up the counting of votes in some centres where more tables can be accommodated.
“The EC has allowed us to put up additional 411 tables in 22 districts to speed up counting," said CEO Surendra Kumar.
As per EC’s guidelines, a hall will have 15 tables–seven for counting of votes of Lok Sabha seats and seven for Assembly seats while the other central table will be there for candidates/ his agents and presiding officer. But, for Odisha it has been increased.
Three officials including a counting supervisor (gazette officer), a counting assistant and a micro observer (central government employee or Central PSU employee) will be appointed for each table in a bid to ensure free and fair counting. Around 6,700 persons have been deployed for the counting in 152 halls, the CEO said.
The Lok Sabha election results will decide the fate of 174 Lok Sabha and 1,127 Assembly candidates including Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Odisha. The counting of votes which will take place at 8 am, will be for 21 Lok Sabha and 146 Assembly seats. However, election to Patkura Assembly seat was postponed.
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu is seeking election to the Assembly for the ninth time from Kuppam constituency in his native Chittoor district, while his son Nara Lokesh is making his electoral debut from the backward classes-dominated Mangalagiri segment in state capital Amaravati. Leader of Opposition and YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy is fighting his second Assembly election from his family’s pocketborough Pulivendula.
The Election Commission will start counting of votes for Vidhan Sabha or Legislative Assembly elections in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim today (Thursday, 23 May) at 8 am.
A total of 414 seats in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, and Sikkim Assembly seats went to polls between 11 April and 19 May.
While Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal and Sikkim went to the polls for all seats in their respectively assemblies as well as the Lok Sabha in the first phase on 11 April, polling for Assembly seats in Odisha was held over multiple phases.
Odisha to witness tussle between TDP and BJP in 147 seats
Incumbent chief minister Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is anticipating a fourth term while pollsters have predicted substantial gains for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Assembly elections. In 2014, the BJD had secured 117 seats in the 147-member Odisha Assembly.
BJP state unit president Basant Panda and Union Minister Jual Oram claimed that the saffron party will form government in Odisha by securing more than 70 of the 147 seats in the Assembly.
The state's main Opposition party — the Congress, though initially claimed that its performance this time will be much better than its 2014 election show, later conceded that it won't be able to form government in the state. On the other side, the ruling BJD also said that the party will secure two-third majority in the Assembly and repeat its performance in the last Lok Sabha election.
Counting to take place in 175 Andhra Assembly seats
In Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is fighting to retain power while for its main Opposition, the YSR Congress, it's a must-win situation to ensure its political sustainability. The Congress on the other hand, is seeking a resurrection in Andhra Pradesh after the rout it suffered post-bifurcation in 2014.
The stakes are not high for the BJP, but the election is likely to determine the party's relevance in the state's political scenario. The focus will also be on the Jana Sena as it is likely to alter the fate of either of the other four parties by splitting the votes, particularly that of a dominant community that tilted the scales in favour of TDP in 2014.
In 2014, the TDP won the elections with an alliance with the BJP and the combine was supported by the Jana Sena Party of Telugu film star Pawan Kalyan. The state has 175 Assembly seats.
Sikkim to decide between national and regional parties
The northeastern state of Sikkim, which shares its borders with Bhutan and Tibet, has a lone parliamentary seat and 32 Assembly seats. While Sikkim chief minister Pawan Kimar Chamling is seeking eighth successive term as an MLA.
There are 150 candidates in fray on 32 Assembly seats, while 11 candidates are contesting for the lone Lok Sabha seat. A total of 4,32,306 voters comprising 2,20,305 male and 2,12,001 female will exercise their franchise. The electorate includes 30,480 are first-time voters
This year, Sikkim is one of the four states which held simultaneous elections for its lone Lok Sabha seat as well as its Assembly constituencies. The state is currently under the hold of the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) at both the state and the parliamentary level. Lying on the eastern Himalayan region, Sikkim has traditionally stayed away from voting national parties to power.
Roughly 6.1 lakh people residing in this state have swayed between Chamling’s (SDF) and Lendhup Dorjee Kazi’s Sikkim National Congress, with the former having tasted success more often. Chamling is contesting from two Assembly seats - Poklok-Kamrang and Namchi-Singhithang.
This Lok Sabha election is important for the state as several other regional parties have thrown their hat into the fray. Among them is football star Bhaichung Bhutia and his newly formed party Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP). Bhutia is looking to form an alliance with regional parties to topple five-time winner SDF.
BJP seeks return in Arunachal Pradesh Assembly
The elections for the Arunachal Pradesh state Assembly were held on 11 April, 2019. The keenly contested elections witnessed a contest between the BJP, Congress, NPP, PPA and Janata Dal (Secular). A total of 7,94,162 voters, including 4,01,601 women, exercised their franchise during state Assembly polls. The Pema Khandu-led ruling BJP has 48 MLAs in the house of 60, while Congress and National Peoples Party (NPP) have five MLAs each. There are two independent MLAs in the Assembly now.