From Kerala to Uttarakhand: State-wise breakup of bypoll results
From Kerala to Uttarakhand: State-wise breakup of bypoll resultsTIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Jun 1, 2018, 00:07 IST
- The bypoll results for ten assembly seats and four Lok Sabha constituencies were announced today. The results came as a shock for BJP which could secure victory on a mere two seats. The remaining seats were won by other regional parties. Here is a look at state-wise breakup of today's results:
One Lok Sabha seat (Kairana) won by RLD
One assembly seat (Noorpur) won by SP
In Uttar Pradesh, results were declared for two seats, including the crucial Kairana Lok Sabha constituency.
Tabassum Hasan, who opened the Rashtriya Lok Dal accoun t in the 16th Lok Sabha by defeating BJP's Mriganka Singh in Kairana, became first Muslim MP from Uttar Pradesh among the present members of the House.
Hasan, who had support of the Congress, the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, defeated the BJP candidate by over 44,000 votes. The Kairana seat had fallen vacant following the death of Mriganka Singh's father and BJP MP Hukum Singh.
Results was also declared for the Noorpur assembly seat, where SP's Naeemul Hasan trounced BJP's Avni Singh. Naeemul Hasan was backed by the Congress, the BSP and the Aam Aadmi Party. Naeemul Hasan polled 94,875 votes while BJP's Avni Singh got 89,213 votes. Election for the assembly seat followed the death of Avni Singh's husband Lokendra Singh Chauhan in a road accident in February this year.
One Lok Sabha (Bhandara-Gondiya) won by NCP
One Lok Sabha (Palghar) won by BJP
The saffron party suffered its first defeat in bypolls in Maharashtra when it lost the Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha constituency to NCP.
Of the two Lok Sabha seats in the state where by-polls were held, the BJP could retain only Palghar. The result reduced the BJP's Lok Sabha tally in the state from 23 to 22.
However, the BJP retained another Lok Sabha seat from Maharashtra, Palghar, where it had faced its own ally Shiv Sena, but the Opposition could not put a united fight. BJP's Rajendra Gavit won the seat, defeating Shiv Sena's Shrinivas Wanaga.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, however, alleged "discrepancies" in counting of votes for Palghar.
The Congress has also won one assembly seat in Maharashtra without any contest after all other parties withdrew their candidates.
One Lok Sabha won by NDPP
Nagaland's ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) candidate Tokheho Yepthomi won the byelection to the state's lone Lok Sabha constituency by 173,746 votes. State's Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha said Yepthomi secured 594,205 votes while Jamir, a former Rajya Sabha member and son of former chief minister and Odisha Governor SC Jamir polled 420,459 votes. The by-election was necessitated after sitting MP Neiphiu Rio resigned to become the state's chief minister.
One assembly (Chengannur) won by CPM
Kerala's ruling CPM-led LDF's Saji Cheriyan won the Chengannur assembly bypoll by a huge margin of 20,956 votes over his nearest Congress rival.
According to the Chief Electoral Office, Cheriyan polled 67,303 votes while the Congress-led UDF candidate D Vijaykumar got 46,347 votes and BJP's P S Sreedharan Pillai came third with 35,270 votes.
The bypoll was necessitated following the death of sitting MLA KK Ramachandran Nair of the CPM in January this year due to illness.
CPM state secret ary Kodiyeri Balakrishna described the victory as the "achievement" of the two-year rule of the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government. It was also a ârejection of the soft Hindutva policyâ of the Congress, Balakrishnan told reporters here.
One assembly (RR Nagar) won by Congress
The Congress retained the Rajarajeshwari Nagar Assembly seat in the city by a margin of over 25,400 votes. This was the first election after the Congress-JD(S) coalition government headed by HD Kumaraswamy came to power. Congress and JD(S) had fought against each other, despite being coalition partners. JD(S) was left third in the race. According to poll officials, Congress' N Munirathna secured 1,08,064 votes, against his nearest BJP rival Tulsi Muniraju Gowda's 82,572 votes.
While JD(S) candidate G H Ramachandra, who joined the party, after quitting BJP ahead of the polls, came a distant third by securing 60,360 votes.
While ass embly elections across the state were held on May 12, polling in Rajarajeshwari Nagar was deferred to May 28 by the Election Commission after the voter ID controversy erupted and also on grounds of electoral malpractices.
One assembly seat (Shahkot) won by Congress
Punjab's ruling Congress candidate Hardev Singh Ladi wrested the Shahkot assembly seat from the Shiromani Akali Dal, defeating the party's nominee Naib Singh Kohar with a margin of 38,801 votes.
Chief minister Amarinder Singh hailed the Congress victory as a "vindication" of the government's people-centric policies, a rejection of the "negative" politics of SAD and "decimation" of AAP.
One assembly seat (Jokihat) won by RJD
In Bihar, opposition RJD won Jokihat assembly seat by defeating BJP's ally JD(U) by a margin of 40,000 votes. The result was being seen as a big jolt to chief minister Nitish Kumar who dumped the RJD and Congress last year to join hands with the BJP to form a new coalition government in Bihar.
RJD candidate Shahnawaz Alam defeated Murshid Alam of the JD(U).
Following the win, a buoyed Tejashwi Yadav attacked chief minister Nitish Kumar saying if he has conscience he should immediately tender his resignation.
The Jokihat seat in Muslims-dominated Araria district was held by the JD(U) during the 2015 state elections. The bypoll was necessitated due to the resignation of sitting MLA Sarfaraz Alam, the elder brother of the RJD candidate, in March.
One assembly seat (Ampati) won by Congress
The opposition Congress became the single largest party in Meghalaya after its candidate Miani D Shira won the bye-election from Ampati assembly seat, vacated by her father Mukul Sangma early this year.
"INC candidate Miani D Shira won by 3191 votes. She secured 14,259 v otes against a total of 11,069 votes polled by NPP candidate Clement G Momin," Chief Electoral Officer F R Kharkongor told PTI.
He said the third candidate, an Independent, Subhankar Koch, secured just 360 votes.
The seat fell vacant after Shira's father and former chief minister Mukul Sangma, who won from two seats in the last assembly elections, vacated the seat.
After todayâs win, the Congress has 21 MLAs in the 60-member assembly, one MLA more than the NPP, which is leading the coalition government with the support of the regional parties and the BJP.
Two assembly seats (Silli and Gomia) won by JMM
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) retained both Silli and Gomia assembly seats in the by-election. In Gomia, JMM's candidate Babita Devi defeated AJSU nominee Lambodar Mahto by 13,000 votes while BJP's nominee Madhavlal Singh stood third on the seat. In Silli, JMM's Seema Mahto defeated AJSU c hief and former state Deputy Chief Minister Sudesh Mahto by 13,000 votes. Both the seats were with the JMM.
The bypolls were necessitated following the conviction of the JMM MLAs Yogendra Mahto and Amit Mahto.
One assembly seat (Tharali) won by BJP
Uttarakhand's ruling BJP on Thursday retained the Tharali assembly seat in the bypoll. BJPâs Munni Devi Shah won the seat, defeating her nearest Congress rival Jeet Ram by over 1,900 votes.
Soon after announcement of the victory of Munni Devi, the widow of sitting legislator Magan Lal Shah, whose death had necessitated the bypoll, BJP supporters and workers celebrated on the streets. The bypoll on Monday saw 53.43 per cent voting.
One assembly seat (Maheshtala) won by TMC
The ruling Trinamool Congress today registered an impressive victory in the Maheshtala assembly bypoll in West Bengal defeating its nearest rival BJ P by a margin of 62,765 votes.
TMC candidate Dulal Das secured 1,04,818 votes as against 42,053 votes bagged by BJP's Sujit Ghosh, a senior EC official said. Left Front's Prabhat Chowdhury was third with 30,384 votes.
The victory follows the ruling party's win in the panchayat polls earlier this month.
(With agencies inputs)
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