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.
By elections 2018: As BJP starts prep for 2019, Kairana and Palghar bypoll results could loom large in thinking
Though bye-election for two other Lok Sabha constituencies and 10 assembly seats also saw polling Monday, the most significant were Kairana in Uttar Pradesh, and Palghar in Maharashtra
Palghar and Bhandara-Gondia by elections 2018: Maharashtra Lok Sabha bypolls marred by malfunctioning of EVMs, VVPATs
Polling for the Palghar and Bhandara-Gondia Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra today were marred by instances of malfunctioning of Electronic Voting Machines and Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPATs), drawing flak from the opposition parties.
By-elections 2018: Officials say voting took place peacefully, some polls marred by complaints of EVM malfunction
Polling took place in several states across the country as people cast their ballots to decide the fates of one Lok Sabha and five Assembly constituencies.
By elections 2018 updates: 55% voting recorded in Bihar's Jokihat; officials say polling took place peacefully
EVM glitches have been reported in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Kerala amid voting for crucial by-elections. At least, 11 EVM malfunction have been reported in Maharashtra's Gondia-Bhandara constituency.
By-elections 2018: Opposition accuses BJP of tampering after EVMs malfunction in Uttar Pradesh's Kairana, Noorpur
A few hours after polls opened in Uttar Pradesh's Kairana and Noorpur assemblies, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came under heavy fire by the Opposition for reports of malfunctioning Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines.
Kairana Lok Sabha by-election 2018: Bypolls to test Opposition unity, appeal of Hindutva vs secularism
The ongoing by-elections in Kairana could be the most important political battle for the BJP before the 2019 elections. It will put to test two theories that could be crucial in the 2019 General Election: One, index of opposition unity, and two, ability of the Hindutva appeal to influence an election when pitted against the counter war cry of secularism.