By Election Result 2021 Updates: Congress victory belongs to all party members, says Rahul Gandhi



19:56 (IST)

Maharashtra By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Congress wins in Maharashtra's Delgur with 57.03% vote share

Indian National Congress (INC) bags 57.03 percent vote share in Delgur Assembly seat with 1,08,840 votes, by a margin of 41,933 votes. BJP trailed in the second spot with 35.01 percent vote share.

19:41 (IST)

Telangana By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

BJP takes over Huzurabad from ruling TRS

The BJP won the Huzurabad Assembly seat from the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) with BJP’s Eatela Rajender defeating the TRS' Gellu Srinivas Yadav by a margin of 24,068. Rajender secured 1,06,780 votes while Yadav managed to bag 82,712 votes. 

19:34 (IST)

Madhya Pradesh By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

BJP wrests Prithvipur Assembly seat from Congress

The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday wrested Prithvipur assembly seat from Congress with the saffron party candidate Shishupal Yadav defeating his nearest rival Nitendra Singh Rathore by a margin of 15,687 votes, an EC official said, as per PTI.

Yadav has polled 82,673 votes while Rathore bagged 66,986 votes, the official said.

18:52 (IST)

By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Rahul Gandhi urges party workers to keep fighting hate

Rahul Gandhi takes to Twitter to laud Congress victory across states. He said every victory earned by the party belongs to every Congress worker. "Keep fighting hate. No fear!" he urged.

18:45 (IST)

West Bengal By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh justifies loss against TMC

"BJP candidates never get cars, mics, or accommodation during the by-elections here. Police get the voting done, which is one-sided & not neutral. Earlier, too, we lost the by-elections but won the general elections at the same place," West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh says, reports ANI.

18:29 (IST)

Rajasthan By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Congress win stamp on state government's performance, says Dotasra

Rajasthan Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra on Tuesday said the results of the Assembly bypolls have indicated that his party's government in the state is doing a "good job" and will return to power in the 2023 elections. "This is a direct message that there is no anti-government wave and its popularity has increased. Our government is doing a good job and the Congress will form government in Rajasthan again in 2023," Dotasra said.

On the other hand, the BJP accepted defeat in the bypolls, with the party's state chief Satish Poonia saying it was "circumstantial" and depended on "local equations," reports PTI.

18:20 (IST)

Rajasthan By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Congress wins Vallabhnagar Dhariawad Assembly seats

The ruling Congress in Rajasthan on Tuesday won the bypolls to the Vallabhnagar and Dhariawad Assembly segments.

The main opposition BJP not only lost the elections, its candidates stood third and fourth in the Dhariawad and Vallabhnagar segments, respectively.

Before the bypolls, the Dhariawad seat was represented by the BJP and Vallabhnagar by the Congress.

In Pratapgarh's Dhariawad, Congress candidate Nagraj Meena won by a margin of 18,725 votes. Meanwhile, Preeti Shaktawat defeated Rashtriya Loktantrik Party's candidate Udailal Dangi in Vallabhnagar by a margin of 20,606 votes, as per a PTI report. 

18:02 (IST)

Assam By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Bharatiya Janata Party is now a national party, can win in any state: Assam CM

"We won all 5 seats with a huge margin. Today's electoral victory in Assam isn't an ordinary victory as in every seat we won by a margin higher than in general elections.People of North East have reposed their faith in leadership of PM Modi," said Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, reports ANI.

In Assam, the ruling BJP had fielded candidates in three seats leaving the other two to alliance partner UPPL.

Sarma said, "Bharatiya Janata Party is now a national party. It is no longer confined to five-six states. It is capable of winning elections in any state." 

17:57 (IST)

Himachal Pradesh By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Congress seeks CM Jai Ram Thakur's resignation

After Congress' victory in the bypolls to all three Assembly segments and the Mandi Lok Sabha seat, the party on Tuesday demanded Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur's resignation while the BJP said it will introspect the causes of its defeat.

The Congress retained the Fatehpur and Arki Assembly seats while it wrested Jubbal-Kotkhai from the BJP.

In Mandi, former chief minister Virbhadra Singh's wife Pratibha Singh defeated BJP's Brigadier Khushal Thakur, a Kargil war hero. In the 2019 parliamentary polls, BJP's Ram Swaroop Sharma had emerged victorious by a whopping 4,05,000 votes.

Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Kuldeep Singh Rathore sought the resignation of CM Jai Ram Thakur on moral grounds. "Thakur even failed to retain the BJP's seat in his home district Mandi," Rathore underscored, reprorts PTI.

17:53 (IST)

Madhya Pradesh By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

BJP snatches Jobat (ST) Assembly seat from Congress

The BJP has snatched Jobat (ST) Assembly constituency in Madhya Pradesh from Congress with the saffron party candidate Sulochana Rawat defeating her nearest rival Mahesh Patel by a margin of 6,104 votes in the bypoll.

Rawat received 68,949 votes and Patel 62,845, officials added. Counting of votes is underway in two other Assembly constituencies of Raigaon and Prithvipur, and in the Khandwa Lok Sabha seat, where bypolls were held along with Jobat on 30 October.

17:33 (IST)

Himachal Pradesh By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

HP CM Jai Ram 'humbly' accepts people's verdict

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said he humbly accepts the verdict given by people in by elections to one Lok Sabha seat and three Assembly constituencies.

He said that BJP lost Mandi Parliamentary seat by a narrow margin, reports ANI.

17:28 (IST)

West Bengal By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Kailash Vijayvargiya takes a dig at TMC victory 

"Desh me Islam talvaar ke bal pe aaya aur (West) Bengal me jo log TMC me ja rahe hain, wo talvaar ke bal pe ja rahe hain," said BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, reports ANI.

17:22 (IST)

Assam By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Ruling BJP, ally UPPL, bag one seat each in Assam by-polls; lead in other three

The ruling BJP and its ally UPPL secured one seat each in the Assam by-polls and the two parties are leading in the other three seats as well on Tuesday afternoon, as per the Election Commission of India (ECI).

BJP candidate Sushanta Borgohain, who switched over from the Congress, won the Thowra seat by a margin of 30,561, while United People’s Party, Liberal (UPPL) nominee Jiron Basumatary pocketed the Gossaigaon constituency by a margin of 28,252 votes.

BJP candidates Phanidhar Talukdar (Bhabanipur) and Rupjyoti Kurmi (Mariani) were leading by unassailable margins, while Jolen Daimary of the UPPL is all set to bag the Tamulpur seat.

17:09 (IST)

Haryana By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

INLD's Abhay Chautala wins Ellenabad Assembly seat by over 6,700 votes

INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala defeated BJP's Gobind Kanda with a margin of over 6,700 votes in Haryana's Ellenabad Assembly bypolls. The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) candidate secured nearly 66,000 votes, officials said, PTI reported.

Congress candidate Pawan Beniwal finished third in the elections, the voting for which took place on October 30. 

The bypoll was necessitated after Chautala in January resigned as the MLA from the seat in protest against the Centre’s contentious farm laws.

16:55 (IST)

Meghalaya By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Ruling NPP wins Rajabala, Mawryngkneng; UDP wins Mawphlang

Meghalaya's ruling party NPP on Tuesday won Rajabala and Mawryngkneng Assembly constituencies, where bypoll was held on October 30,

16:36 (IST)

By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Congress claims control over two Lok Sabha seats

General Secretary of Congress Randeep Singh Surjewala claims BJP has lost two out of three Lok Sabha seats

16:30 (IST)

Karnataka By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Karnataka Cong chief says he wants to do right by 'the wishes of the people' 

"Let us go by the wishes of the people of Karnataka…They are looking towards change," Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar said after Congress won the Hangal Assembly seat

16:18 (IST)

West Bengal By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

TMC marks victory across all four seats 

TMC marks landslide victory in West Bengal with 75 percent vote share (5,77,222 votes). 

The developments comes after West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday declared victory in all four seats which went for bypolls. She tweeted to congratulate all the winners. She said, "Bengal will always choose development and unity over propaganda and hate politics."

16:11 (IST)

Bihar By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

RJD leader Tej Pratap Singh speaks up about losing Kusheshwar Asthan seat

Jagada Nand Singh (Bihar RJD chief), Sunil Singh & Sanjay Yadav are responsible for the defeat (in Kusheshwar Asthan Assembly bypolls). They are ruining the party. They want to make us (Tej Pratap & Tejashwi) fight. I request them to leave the party, said RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav, reports ANI.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U) on Tuesday retained the reserved Kusheshwar Asthan assembly seat, defeating the nearest rival, of Lalu Prasad's RJD, by a comfortable margin of more than 12,000 votes.

JD(U)'s Aman Bhushan Hazari, the death of whose father had necessitated the by-election, polled 58,882 votes. RJD candidate Ganesh Bharti secured 47,184 votes.

16:05 (IST)

Mizoram By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Mizo National Front wins in Mizoram

Mizo National Front wins in Mizoram with 39.9 percent vote share (5,820 votes), tailed by "Others" who account for 31.09 percent votes. 

15:58 (IST)

Karnataka By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Congress wins Hangal, Bjp clinches Sindgi 

BJP and Congress win one seat each in Karnataka. Congress wins Hangal with a margin of 7,373 votes, BJP comes second while JD(S) is third. The BJP won Sindgi with a margin of 31,185 votes, Congress came second while JD(S) again followed suit in the third spot.

15:41 (IST)

Telangana By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

BJP still leads in Huzurabad bypolls

BJP's candidate Eatala Rajender has extended his lead over TRS' Gellu Srinivas Yadav to 5,631 votes at the end of round 10 of counting in the Huzurabad bypolls.  So far, with 12 more rounds to go, BJP has polled 44,647 votes as against 39,016 votes polled by TRS.

15:36 (IST)

Bihar By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

JDU retains Kusheshwar Asthan seat

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U) on Tuesday retained the reserved Kusheshwar Asthan assembly seat, defeating the nearest rival, of Lalu Prasad's RJD, by a comfortable margin of more than 12,000 votes.

JD(U)'s Aman Bhushan Hazari, the death of whose father had necessitated the by-election, polled 58,882 votes. RJD candidate Ganesh Bharti secured 47,184 votes.

15:25 (IST)

Himachal Pradesh By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Congress wins all 3 seats in Himachal Pradesh

Congress wins all three Assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh that went to by-polls on October 30.  In Mandi parliamentary seat, late chief minister Virbhadra Singh's wife Pratibha Singh of the Congress is leading with 5,755 votes over her nearest rival, Kargil war hero Brigadier (retd) Khushal Thakur of the BJP.

In Jubbal-Kotkhai assembly seat, Rohit Thakur of the Congress is leading with 3,707 votes over independent candidate Chetan Singh Bragta (20,460). BJP candidate Neelam Seraik has so far got only 2,383 votes.

In Fatehpur, Baldev Thakur of the BJP is leading with a margin of 861 votes over his nearest rival Bhawani Singh Pathania of the Congress.

15:19 (IST)

Ellenabad By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

INLD wins Ellenabad bypolls

INLD's Abhay Chautala has won the Ellenabad bypolls by a margin of over 6,500 votes.

15:08 (IST)

Madhya Pradesh By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

BJP expands lead in Khandwa LS and 2 Assembly seats, Congress ahead in Raigaon

BJP candidate Gyaneshwar Patil has taken a decisive lead of 45,647 votes over his nearest rival from Congress in Khandwa Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh as per the trends of counting of votes for the bypoll available so far on Tuesday.

In three Assembly seats, where votes are also being counted, BJP candidates have expanded their lead over their Congress rivals in Prithvipur and Jobat (reserved for ST) constituencies. Congress is leading in the Raigaon (reserved for SC) segment where BJP is trailing.

Patil has taken a lead of 45,647 votes over his nearest Congress rival Rajnarayan Singh Purni in the Khandwa Lok Sabha constituency, the stronghold of BJP. The LS seat fell vacant after the death of sitting BJP MP Nandkumar Singh Chauhan.

14:58 (IST)

Dadra and Nagar Haveli By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Shiv Sena's Kalaben Delkar wins by a margin of 47,447 votes

As per reports, Shiv Sena candidate Kalaben Delkar, the wife of former MP Mohan Delkar who had allegedly died by suicide, wins the by-election with a margin of 47,447 votes after twenty-two rounds of counting for the Dadra and Nagar Haveli Lok Sabha seat. She defeated BJP candidate Mahesh Gavit. 

14:56 (IST)

Nagaland By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

NDP wins lone Shamator Chessore seat

Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party wins in Shamator Chessore – the lone Assembly constituency that underwent by-polls in Nagaland

14:44 (IST)

Karnataka By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

BJP wins Sindgi Assembly seat in Karnataka bypolls

BJP wins in Sindgi Assembly constituency and Congress leading in Hangal, as per Election Commission of India's official website.

14:32 (IST)

West Bengal By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

TMC wins Gosaba Assembly seat

TMC wins in Gosaba Assembly constituency, leads on the remaining three seats where counting is underway.

14:20 (IST)

Meghalaya By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Ruling NPP wins Rajabala seat, leads in another; UDP ahead in one

Meghalaya's ruling party NPP on Tuesday won Rajabala assembly constituency, where bypoll was held on October 30, as its candidate Md. Abdus Saleh defeated his nearest opponent Hashina Yashmin Mondal of the Congress by a margin of over 1,900 votes, Chief Electoral Officer FR Kharkongor said.

The National People's Party nominee secured 11,823 votes while Mondal got 9,897, he said.

United Democratic Party's Ashahel D Shira secured the third position with 7,247 votes, the CEO said.

NPP's Pyniaid Sing Syiem in Mawryngkneng is ahead of his nearest Congress rival Highlander Kharmalki with a margin of 1,816 votes.

The UDP is leading in Mawphalang constituency where its candidate Eugeneson Lyngdoh was ahead of Congress' Kennedy Cornelius Khyriem by 4,401 votes, according to the Election Commission website.

14:10 (IST)

Assam By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

BJP wins in Assam's Thowra seat

BJP wins in Thowra Assembly constituency, counting underway on the remaining four Assembly seats.

14:00 (IST)

Haryana By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Ellenabad bypoll: INLD leader Abhay Chautala lead thins

INLD secretary general Abhay Singh Chautala's lead thinned over his nearest rival Gobind Kanda of the BJP in the Ellenabad assembly constituency in Haryana, according to latest trends for bypolls.

Counting of votes for the October 30 bypoll to the seat is in progress.

While Chautala maintained a consistent lead during the first seven rounds of counting, the margin dropped from 8,180 votes to 2,985 in the subsequent rounds. There are 16 rounds of counting of votes.

The bypoll was necessitated after Chautala in January resigned as the MLA from the seat in protest against three central farm laws and to stand in solidarity with the farmers who are protesting against these legislations since the past one year.

13:46 (IST)

West Bengal By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Derek O'Brien tweets on TMC's huge lead in all four Assembly seats

13:37 (IST)

West Bengal By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Mamata Banerjee declares victory in all 4 seats, congratulates winners

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday declared victory in all four seats which went for bypolls. She tweeted to congratulate all the winners. She said, "Bengal will always choose development and unity over propaganda and hate politics."

13:31 (IST)

West Bengal By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

TMC leads by huge margins in all four by-polls in West Bengal

The ruling Trinamool Congress on Tuesday led by a huge margin in all the four assembly constituencies in West Bengal, where by-polls were held on October 30, according to the latest update of counting trends by the Election Commission of India (ECI). The counting of votes to Khardah, Santipur, Gosaba and Dinhata began at 8 am amid tight security.

In Dinhata in Coochbehar district, earlier considered a BJP stronghold, TMC's Udayan Guha was ahead of his nearest rival, BJP's Ashok Mandal, by a massive margin of 1,31,890 votes. After 15 rounds, Guha secured 1,51,163 votes, whereas Mandal bagged just 19,562 votes.

After 15 rounds of counting, the TMC was ahead of its rival BJP in the Gosaba assembly segment in South 24 Parganas by an impressive margin of 1,33,318 votes.

13:15 (IST)

Himachal Pradesh By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Congress leading in Mandi Lok Sabha seat

The Congress was leading in Mandi parliamentary seat and in the assembly constituency of Arki whereas the BJP was leading in Fatehpur on Tuesday, according to available trends for bypolls in Himachal Pradesh. Independent candidate Chetan Singh Bragta is ahead in the Jubbal-Kotkhai assembly seat.

In Mandi parliamentary seat, late chief minister Virbhadra Singh's wife Pratibha Singh of the Congress is leading with 5,920 votes over her nearest rival, Kargil war hero Brigadier (retd) Khushal Thakur of the BJP.

13:04 (IST)

Rajasthan By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Congress candidates leading in Rajasthan bypolls

Congress candidates Nagraj Meena and Preeti Shaktawat are leading in Dhariawad and Vallabhnagar Assembly constituencies of Rajasthan on Tuesday, according to trends available for the bypolls.

Nagraj Meena is leading by a margin of 7,528 votes over BJP candidate Khet Singh Meena in Dhariawad. In Vallabhnagar, Shaktawat is ahead of Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) candidate Udailal Dangi by a margin of 4037 votes.

Transport Minister Pratap Singh Khachariawas expressed confidence that the Congress will win both the bypolls.

12:46 (IST)

Assam By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Ruling BJP on course to win all 5 Assembly seats

The ruling BJP and its allies on Tuesday looked set to win all the five assembly seats in Assam, where bypolls took place on October 30, according to the latest update of the counting trends by the Election Commission.

BJP candidates Phanidhar Talukdar, Rupjyoti Kurmi and Sushanta Borgohain are leading in Bhabanipur, Mariani and Thowra constituencies, respectively, the EC said.

While Talukdar and Kurmi are ahead of Congress candidates Sailendra Nath Das and Luhit Konwar by a margin of 30,389 votes and 26,538 votes respectively, Borgohain is leading with 16,002 votes over Raijor Dal's Dhaijya Konwar, who contested as an Independent.

12:15 (IST)

Meghalaya's By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Ruling NPP leading in two Assembly seats, UDP in one

Meghalaya's ruling National People's Party (NPP) is leading in Mawryngkneng and Rajabala assembly seats where counting of votes got underway on Tuesday, according to the Election Commission of India website.

The United Democratic Party (UDP) is leading in Mawphalang constituency where its candidate Eugeneson Lyngdoh was ahead of Congress's Kennedy Cornelius Khyriem by 1,700 votes.

NPP's Pyniaid Sing Syiem in Mawryngkneng is leading his nearest Congress rival Highlander Kharmalki by 823 votes.

According to trends for Rajabala assembly segment, NPP's Md. Abdus Saleh is ahead of his nearest Congress nominee Hashina Yasmin Mondal by 494 votes.

12:06 (IST)

Maharashtra By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Congress leads in Maharashtra's Deglur by 8,000 votes

After six rounds of counting, Congress is leading by 7,768 votes in Maharashtra’s Deglur seat.

11:56 (IST)

Dadra and Nagar Haveli By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Shiv Sena's Kalaben Delkar leads in Dadra and Nagar Haveli Lok Sabha seat

Counting of votes for the bypoll to Dadra and Nagar Haveli Lok Sabha constituency began in the morning. The by was necessitated due to the death of sitting MP (Independent) Mohan Delkar, who was found hanging at a hotel in Mumbai on 23 February.

Shiv Sena candidate Kalaben Delkar took a lead of over 4,000 votes in the first one hour of counting of votes for by-election to the Dadra and Nagar Haveli Lok Sabha seat.

11:45 (IST)

By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Election Commission reminds its CEOs of ban on victory processions

The Election Commission has reminded its poll officials that there is a ban on victory processions to prevent spread of coronavirus in states where counting is underway for Lok Sabha and assembly bypolls. Counting is being held for bye-elections to 29 Assembly and three Lok Sabha seats.

11:34 (IST)

West Bengal By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

TMC workers celebrate as party ahead in 4 seats

The Trinamool Congress is currently leading in all four assembly seats where by-polls were held — Khardah, Santipur, Gosaba and Dinhata. The party workers have already begun celebrations outside a counting centre in Dinhata

11:24 (IST)

Himachal Pradesh By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Congress leading in Mandi, three Assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh

The Congress is leading in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi parliamentary seat and three assembly seats of Fatehpur, Arki and Jubbai-Kothkai, according to available trends for the bypolls.

In the Mandi parliamentary seat, late chief minister Virbhadra Singh's wife Pratibha Singh of the Congress is leading with 1,316 votes over her nearest rival Kargil war hero Brigadier (retd) Khushal Thakur of the BJP.

In Jubbal-Kotkhai Assembly seat after second round of counting, Rohit Thakur (2,825) of the Congress is leading with 248 votes over his nearest rival Chetan Singh Bragta (2577), a rebel BJP candidate contesting as an independent candidate.

BJP candidate Neelam Seraik has so far got only 302 votes.

11:21 (IST)

Assam By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

Assam Assembly bypolls: NDA leads in all five seats

The ruling BJP and its allies are leading in all the five assembly constituencies in Assam, where bypolls were held on October 30, according to the latest update of the counting trends put on the Election Commission of India (ECI) website.

BJP candidates Phanidhar Talukdar, Rupjyoti Kurmi and Sushanta Borgohain are leading in Bhabanipur, Mariani and Thowra seats respectively.

All the three BJP nominees were elected to the assembly in the general elections in March-April this year on tickets of opposition parties but resigned and joined the saffron party. Talukdar had won as an AIUDF candidate, while Kurmi and Borgohain were Congress lawmakers.

11:14 (IST)

Bihar By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

JDU leading in both seats in Bihar bypolls

On two seats in Bihar, JDU leading in Kusheshwarasthan by 3320 votes and RJD leading in Tarapur by 2250 votes. 

11:04 (IST)

Bihar By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

RJD will win by handsome margin, say Tejashwi Yadav

"We'll win by handsome margin. If the administration or other people will try to create any disturbance, I'm here in Darbhanga. I'll not let the mandate be stolen by anybody. Our teams are here & overseeing everything," RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav told ANI Bihar assembly bypolls

10:46 (IST)

Telangana By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

BJP candidate Eatala Rajender leads in Huzurabad

After three rounds of counting, here's what the early trends show:

BJP – 4,067;

TRS – 3,155

10:28 (IST)

Andhra Pradesh By Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates

YSR Congress Leads in Andhra Pradesh's Badvel Assembly seat

In Andhra Pradesh’s Badvel seat, Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSR Congress is leading with 23,754 votes.

By-Election Result 2021 LATEST Updates:  The BJP, Congress and the Shiv Sena were leading in one Lok Sabha seat each, and assembly segments threw up a similar mixed bag with trends favouring ruling parties in several states as votes were counted on Tuesday for a crucial by-election contest across 13 states.

Polling for three parliamentary seats and 29 assembly constituencies were held on October 30, an exercise being seen as a barometer of the political mood in the country ahead of assembly elections in politically critical Uttar Pradesh as well as other states.

The fates of several prominent candidates hang in the balance as votes are set to be counted today (Tuesday, 2 November) in three Lok Sabha and 29 Assembly constituencies across 13 states and the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli where by-elections were held on 30 October.

The big names include  INLD leader Abhay Chautala, who quit the Haryana Assembly in protest against the three new central agri laws, Congress’ Pratibha Singh, wife of late chief minister Virbhadra Singh, former national footballer Eugeneson Lyngdoh and ex-minister from Telangana Eatala Rajender.

The Assembly by-elections which saw a high turnout were held in five seats in Assam, four in West Bengal, three each in Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, two each in Bihar, Karnataka and Rajasthan and one seat each is in Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Mizoram and Telangana.

On Saturday, Meghalaya witnessed the highest turnout (over 80 percent) while Bihar registered the lowest (around 50 percent).

Of the 29 Assembly seats, the BJP had won in around half a dozen constituencies earlier, the Congress had nine, while the rest were with the regional parties.

The seats where Lok Sabha by-elections were held are Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh.

In all the three Lok Sabha constituencies, the sitting members had died. The Mandi seat fell vacant after the death of Ramswaroop Sharma (BJP) in March. The bye-election to the Khandwa parliamentary constituency was necessitated following the death of BJP member Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan while in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, it was due to the demise of Independent Lok Sabha member Mohan Delkar.

In Mandi, Pratibha Singh is pitted against BJP’s Khushal Singh Thakur, a Kargil war hero.

On Saturday, Lok Sabha seats at Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh saw 75.51 percent, 54.20 percent and 63.88 percent turnouts, respectively.

Polling was more or less peaceful in all three places. In Madhya Pradesh, however, Cabinet Minister and BJP leader Bhuppendra Singh met State Election Commission officers in Bhopal and demanded legal action over the alleged booth capturing attempt by Congress supporters of their candidate in Prithvipur Assembly constituency, as per ANI.

In Meghalaya, former national footballer Eugeneson Lyngdoh is contesting the election from Mawphlang on a United Democratic Party (UDP) ticket. He is up against former Congress MLA Kennedy C Khyriem and a sitting member of the district council (MDC) from the NPP, Lamphrang Blah.

In Haryana, the by-election to Ellenabad Assembly constituency was necessitated by the resignation of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Chautala as MLA in protest against the Centre’s new farm laws.

Chautala, son of INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala, is contesting against Congress nominee Pawan Beniwal and BJP-JP candidate Gobind Kanda, the brother of Haryana Lokhit Party chief and legislator Gopal Kanda.

It is an important contest for the Chautalas as Abhay Chautala had won the 2010 bypolls from Ellenabad when Om Prakash Chautala vacated the seat, and then retained it in 2014 and also in 2019 Assembly polls, when he was the lone INLD MLA in the House.

In the Dadra and Nagar Haveli Lok Sabha constituency, seven-time independent MP Mohan Delkar’s wife Kalaben Delkar is contesting as Shiv Sena candidate against BJP’s Mahesh Gavit and Congress’ Mahesh Dhodi.

In Huzurabad Assembly constituency in Telangana, the ruling TRS, opposition BJP and Congress locked in a triangular contest.

The by-election was held following the resignation of Eatala Rajender in June after his removal from the state Cabinet over allegations of land grabbing. Rajender, who dismissed the allegations, had quit the TRS and is contesting on a BJP ticket.

The result is significant for the BJP as it aims at emerging as an alternative to the ruling TRS in the 2023 Legislative Assembly elections.

In Assam, the ruling BJP has fielded candidates in three seats leaving the other two to alliance partner UPPL. The Congress put up nominees in all five, while its former allies, the AIUDF and the BPF, are contesting in two and one seats respectively.

In West Bengal, TMC heavyweight Udayan Guha is looking to reclaim Dinhata seat, which the BJP had snatched from him in the April elections.

The by-election was held following the resignation of Nisith Pramanik, now Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, as he chose to retain his Lok Sabha membership. Bypolls to Dinhata and Santipur are seen as a prestige battle for the BJP, which is currently grappling with an exodus of MLAs and senior leaders. In Santipur, BJP MP Jagannath Sarkar had resigned from the Assembly.

A high voter turnout of nearly 71 percent was recorded on Saturday in West Bengal’s four Assembly constituencies — Gosaba, Santipur, Khardaha and Dinhata — where bypolls were held, an official said. Barring a few stray incidents, polling, which began at 7 am, passed off peacefully in all four constituencies, the Election Commission official said.

A scuffle between TMC and BJP supporters was, however, reported outside a booth in Khardah, where saffron party candidate Joy Saha apparently caught hold of a “fake voter” and handed him over to the police. TMC candidate and state minister Sovandeb Chattopadhyay dubbed the allegations as baseless.

Security personnel had to use batons to disperse the crowd outside the Khardah booth. According to TMC members, deceased MLA Kajal Sinha’s son, Arjodeep, was injured in the melee and had to be hospitalised. TMC MP Sougata Roy claimed that Saha’s security personnel assaulted Arjodeep.

The ruling party activists gheraoed Saha’s car and staged a sit-in on GT road for some time.

In Rajasthan, where Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has a slim majority and faces infighting in the Congress with party leader Sachin Pilot at the helm of a camp of detractors, the bypolls were necessitated due to the demise of Congress MLA from Vallabhnagar Gajendra Singh Shaktawat and BJP legislator from Dhariawad Gautam Lal Meena.

In Vallabhnagar, the ruling Congress party has given a ticket to Gajendra Shaktawat’s wife, Preeti Shaktawat, while the BJP has fielded Himmat Singh Jhala. The Congress has fielded Nagraj Meena in Dhariawad against BJP candidate Khet Singh Meena.

Both the BJP and the Congress are keen to win the results will send a message across the state about the performance of the Gehlot government, which is facing a challenge from the Congress faction led by Sachin Pilot.

In Karanataka, the by-election was necessitated following the death of Sindgi JD(S) legislator M C Managuli and BJP’s C M Udasi from Hangal and will be the first electoral test for Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who had replaced B S Yediyurappa.

Counting of votes will also take place in Andhra Pradesh’s Badvel seat, earlier held by the YSRC, Deglur in Maharashtra, which was held by the Congress, and Tuirial Assembly seat in Mizoram.

With inputs from PTI



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